Northridge, California 91330

Job Description

CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community. 
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About the College:
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About the Department of Nursing:
CSUN is in the San Fernando Valley, known as the Valley by the locals. It is an urbanized geographical area in Los Angeles, California. There are multiple hospitals serving the community.CSUN is the only State university in the Valley and is located between CSU Los Angeles (LA) and CSU Channel Islands, a 57 miles radius. CSUN Nursing program is the only available program that offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in three different tracks, all designed to meet the needs of the undergraduate students in the area. Accelerated BSN (A-BSN), for those students holding a Bachelor’s degree in any field transitioning into Nursing; Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to BSN, a collaborative program between nine community colleges in the greater metropolitan LA area; and a Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN track for practicing nurses striving to achieve their BSN degree. The mission of the CSUN degree is to develop professional nursing leaders in all areas of practice who can apply new and past nursing knowledge and build upon existing competencies. We value integrity, advocacy, excellence, lifelong learning, respect for others, and competence. 
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The department of Nursing at California State University Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Nursing at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in nursing theory and clinical and have research interests in Nursing and health related science.   In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.  The typical teaching workload is twelve (12) units per semester; three (3) additional units of workload will be required for administrative duties each semester. Teaching on weekdays, evenings, weekends hybrid, on-line and clinical shifts may be required. Clinical shifts may exceed eight (8) hours. Participation in curricular design and program development activities, working knowledge of the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation process, responsibility for diverse student advisement, directing/overseeing student in class performance and clinical skill proficiency development opportunities are integral duties in the position. Supervision of graduate research projects/theses is anticipated for the graduate students. The successful candidate will maintain an active program of scholarly/creative research and publication/performance in nursing and health related fields.
Required Qualifications:
As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian-American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.  The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, service and prepare the graduating students for the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs (NCLEX-RN) board exam to be licensed as RNs.
  • Evidence of holding a valid RN license in the State of California
  • Evidence of a terminal degree (PhD or DNP or the like) or one in progress, completed before time of appointment; from an accredited institution with focus in Nursing or a related field
  • College or University-level teaching experience both in person and on-line       
  • Evidence of specialization in obstetrics (OB) and Medical-Surgical areas
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for advisement and inclusive approaches to mentoring of Nursing students
  • Evidence of research interest and/or research agenda that will lead into conducting research and scholarly publication
Preferred Qualifications:
In addition, the successful candidate should have:
  • Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body ·         Experience using culturally responsive pedagogy that leads to equitable outcomes for all students
  • Experience creating a student-centered learning environment
  • Research/lab (SIM, skills) experience that includes working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Evidence of adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring
  • Evidence of clinical specialty preceptor experience that includes working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Evidence of community outreach projects with health promotion activities that includes students
  • Evidence of experience with education focused technology: CANVAS, QUALTRICS,
  • Evidence of working knowledge in curricular design and program development activities
  • Evidence of working knowledge of the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation process
  • Evidence of knowledge in conducting research and involving students in the research projects 
Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin November 13, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline (November 13, 2023); however, the position will remain open until filled. 
How to Apply:
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:  Applicants must submit a letter of application addressing ability to meet required and preferred job qualifications, curriculum vitae (reverse chronological order), the names of three references who can address the candidate’s teaching, research/scholarship, and service qualifications, and candidate’s contact information to the website in the section above. In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including examples of teaching and/or student evaluations. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States
General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity. The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. As a condition of employment, all employees need to certify vaccination status by attesting they are fully vaccinated, need a medical exemption, need a religious exemption, or are not working on campus.   You can obtain more information about or access the full vaccination policy here. In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California. CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting HR at 818-677-6510/3351.  

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Date Posted : 02/26/2024