The Valley Foundation School of Nursing (TVFSON) at San José State University seeks a qualified candidate with Medical/Surgical Nursing expertise for a full-time, open rank, tenure-track position. The candidate will be qualified to teach in the variety of programs (BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP) offered within the department. During the application and interview process, candidates are encouraged to highlight their specialties and topics of passion, as TVFSON believes that enthusiasm fuels engagement for both educators and students.
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing is a Department within the College of Health and Human Sciences. The School offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctor of Nursing Practice nursing education programs. The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The School also has a Wound and Ostomy program and several Nurse Managed Centers in the community. The School emphasizes the use of clinical simulation in its programs. We have a renewed, ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching and research/scholarship and engagement. The campus is also poised to strengthen our connection to the surrounding San José and Silicon Valley communities further fulfilling our social justice mission of access, equity, opportunity and success.
This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in launching a career at a comprehensive university that is a national leader in graduating historically underserved students. As a result, we rank #1 nationally in increasing student upward mobility. We seek candidates whose research/scholarship, teaching and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education, and particularly in the profession of nursing. The School's web site is www.sjsu.edu/nursing and the contact phone number is 408-924-3131.
• A doctorate in nursing or a related field (e.g. DNSc, DrPH, EdD, DNP, PhD, DHS) at time of appointment. If doctorate is not in nursing, BS or Master's must be in nursing.
• A baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing with master's degree which includes coursework in nursing, nursing education or administration.
• Possession of, or eligibility for, an unrestricted CA RN license.
• A minimum of 1 year of recent (within the past 5 years) experience in nursing, providing evidence-based, direct patient care in pediatric, obstetrics, community health, nursing. Clinical teaching applies toward direct patient care.
• One year of teaching experience in a Registered Nurse education program.
• Record of publications or strong potential for publications.
• Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
• Current national certification in at least one specialty.
• Experience in online teaching, informatics and/or information technology, health care policy, and advanced practice as a nurse practitioner and/or clinical nurse specialist.
• Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct impactful interdisciplinary research/scholarship
• Substantive evidence of supporting, cultivating, generating, and integrating a broad spectrum of diverse perspectives into teaching and practice.
• Knowledge of disciplinary trends in nursing regarding issues that center race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, and underserved communities.
• Experience working with racially diverse students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of groups within higher education, and the profession, shape patterns of participation and outcomes
• Demonstrated ability or potential to conduct both undergraduate and graduate mentoring.
• An active and well-articulated research agenda, coupled with interest and ability to secure external grant funding.
Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments. The primary responsibilities of the accepted candidate will be to teach both undergraduate (BSN, RN-BSN) and graduate courses (master's and/or Doctor of Nursing Practice). Additional responsibilities may include a combination of classroom, online, and clinical teaching, and supervision of graduate and/or DNP students' projects. Further responsibilities include a commitment to teaching and participation in evidence-based practice and advanced nursing research; maintaining clinical expertise; advising students; and effective team collaboration across the School of Nursing. Teaching effectiveness, scholarly/professional achievement, and service to students and university are required for retention, tenure, and promotion. Development and an ongoing record of research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, as well as other professional engagement is required. Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience in understanding the needs of a student population with a great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation - through examples of past inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.
Compensation - Commensurate with qualifications and experience. See Benefits Summary for details.
Starting Date - August 2021
Eligibility - Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
• letter of interest
• curriculum vitae
• statement of teaching interests/philosophy that describes what role faculty play in student success
• research statement that addresses the relationship of research activities to the classroom and teaching
• diversity statement that discusses best strategies for supporting students historically marginalized in the field of Nursing
• three references with contact information
Inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair or Search Committee Chair - Colleen O'Leary-Kelley, PhD, RN, Director, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing firstname.lastname@example.org
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley's public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
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