Assistant Professor - Department of Nursing 24-25

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Nursing

Job Description


Assistant Professor - Department of Nursing 24-25

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Nursing

Faculty Hire Number: 24-25

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 21, 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary Scale: $91,200-$96,000/year (Dependent upon qualifications)

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.

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 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

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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, participation in assessment of student learning, 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. Given CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

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:

  • 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) or 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:

  • 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 experience that includes working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience 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; 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.

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 Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Yesenia Salgado at 818-677- 5591.

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