College of the Canyons is seeking a Full-Time Tenure Track Nursing Instructor. The ideal candidate will provide dynamic instruction and leadership, as well as support our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year. Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4 percent Latino/Hispanic, 32.2 percent White, 6.3 percent Asian, 5.5 percent African-American, 4.5 percent Pacific Islander, 2 percent multi-ethnic, and less than 1 percent Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve. As a 2018 and 2019 Champion of Higher Education award recipient, ranked number one in Los Angeles County during 2019 for best two-year colleges for adult learners, one of the top transfer institutions in Los Angeles County, as well as one of 20 community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve successful academic outcomes while fostering a culture of completion, transfer, and job preparation.
Full-Time Tenure Track
Review Date: February 14, 2020
College of the Canyons is seeking nursing faculty for a teaching position in medical surgical nursing, with experience in this specialty within the last five years. This is a 10-month professional, full-time tenure track position beginning Fall 2020. The position may include a combination of teaching, department, college, and community leadership functions. Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend duties at all District sites.
Duties of the Position:
Teaches a full load of courses within the Nursing Program and the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course, including lecture, clinical, and lab.
Assists with skills lab duties based on departmental needs, including: simulation preparation, implementation and debriefing, course skills lab preparation and implementation, and open skills lab hours.
Participates in department activities including curriculum development and evaluation.
Participates in annual reports and accreditation activities.
Teaches to a diverse student population.
Coordinates course work with clinical sites, students, and other faculty.
Arranges clinical rotations in the hospital and clinical sites.
Advises assists, evaluates and mentors students.
Continues to develop and update curriculum, keeping in mind BRN, CDPH and specialty accreditation requirements as well as the needs of transfer institutions and/or industry.
Takes part in all course, program and institutional Student Learning Outcome (SLO) assessment processes.
Maintains office hours and participates in department, division, and college committees and goverance.
Participates in and implements departmental and college program reveiws.
Participates in additional faculty responsibilities, including college decision-making activities related to professional and academic matters. The activities will occur both within the department as well as in the larger College setting.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Possession of an unexpired California Community College Instructor Credential in Nursing;
Master’s degree in Nursing
At least one year’s experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care* within the last five (5) years OR Completion of one (1) academic year** of teaching courses, within the last five (5) years, related to medical/surgical nursing or a course which includes practice in teaching nursing.
*The BRN defines direct patient care as in a hospital setting.
**Defined as two semesters
In addition, the candidate is also required to meet the following criteria for teaching CNA:
Two years of registered nurse experience.
One year verifiable experience as a licensed nurse providing care and services to chronically ill or elderly patients in an acute care hospital, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care facility, home care, hospice care, or other long-term care setting.
Completion of a course in teaching adults (attach certificate of completion) OR one year of verifiable experience in teaching adults OR one year of verifiable experience supervising nurse aides.
Required licenses and certifications:
Possession of a current California RN License
Must be willing to remediate to a nursing specialty
Must meet CNA instructor requirements
Must provide letter verifying gerontology experience upon hire
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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on February 14, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at http://www.canyons.edu/administration/humanresources
If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.
The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.
Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.