Health Occupations Nursing Full-Time Instructor - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Santa Clara California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Santa Clara, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Health Occupations Department at Mission College is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track instructor who shares our excitement for teaching and our commitment to excellence in education. We are looking for someone with a willingness to help our department grow and who will enjoy working with our diverse student body. The applicant must qualify for approval by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician. The BRN requirements include medical-surgical nursing with gerontology. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply. Two openings are available.

Mission College serves a region of the San Francisco Bay Area that includes urban neighborhoods, business centers and residential communities. Nestled in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Mission College enjoys an entrepreneurial and innovative energy supplied by its closest technology and business neighbors, while continuing to maintain its quality curriculum offerings for transfer and under-prepared students. Applicants interested in teaching within an energetic, student-centered culture that looks to the future would find Mission College a perfect fit.


This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position that begins in Fall 2016. Instructional assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed and rotate among the Health Occupations faculty. It is expected that over several semesters all levels of Health Occupations offered at the college will be taught.

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara as well as local area clinical agencies.

We have begun a district-wide classification and compensation study. The compensation study will provide information on what other employers pay employees who are performing similar duties. The District will use this information to ensure that our employees are adequately compensated.

The classification & compensation study started in November 2014 and is expected to take approximately 12-18 months to complete. As a result of this study, it is possible for the compensation to change in this position opening.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education – Possess one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing AND Master’s degree in Health Education or Health Science; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.


2. Direct patient care experience within the previous 5 years, which can be met by:

  • One year’s continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse; OR
  • One academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency;


3. Completion of at least one year’s experience teaching courses related to registered nursing or completion of a post-baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching registered nursing.


4. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

  • PHN with Home Care experience.
  • Clinical experience in long-term care and home-health care in addition to acute care.
  • Two years or more prior teaching experience in a diploma, associate or baccalaureate degree pre-licensure registered nursing program OR providing in-service education OR practice in teaching nursing as part of a course.
  • Experience in clinical supervision.
  • Active participation in community/professional organizations.
  • Bilingual ability is desired.
  • Flexibility to teach in the Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Program. This requires one year experience providing direct patient care in a long term care facility and one year experience planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs in nursing; or full-time experience as a licensed nurse, at least one year of which is providing direct patient care in a long-term care facility and a minimum of 24 hours CE course in planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs in nursing.
  • Computer skills and ability to use technology as a teaching and learning tool.

For one of the two openings:

  • Training and/or experience working in a Maternal-Child setting (OB & Pediatrics).

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated district and college needs.
  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, classes and office hour schedules.
  • Follow course outline for each course with the appropriate division offices.
  • Post and maintain office hours each week in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. Office hours must be posted and filed in the division chair’s office on or before the start of the semester. Office hours must be scheduled in no less than 30-minute segments.
  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus as per instructions in the Faculty handbook at the beginning of the course.
  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the member’s area of expertise.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice, and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate positive communication skills within the college community.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.
  • Assume institutional responsibilities, which are of value to the department, division, college and/or District such as: actively participate in the spirit of shared governance in department, division, college and district institutional responsibilities. Such responsibilities may include recruitment and hiring, class schedule preparation, budget development, performance appraisals, mentorship, supervision of support staff, student recruitment and retention, curriculum and program development and evaluation, program review, club advising, committees, accreditation, articulation, and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Not Applicable

Salary and Benefits

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,557 to $83,349 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
  • Banked leave provisions.
  • Professional Growth and Development activities.
  • 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
  • Conference leaves.
  • Opportunity for overload assignments.
  • Cal STRS Retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keyword Phrases

  • Health Occupations Nursing Full-Time Instructor
  • 2 Silicon Valley locations
  • student-centered learning environment
  • empowering diverse human capital
  • Nursing
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume