Faculty Employment

Associate Professor position in Evidence-Based Practice and Leadership

Position title: Associate Professor Position in School of Nursing

Start date: August, 2020

Position Summary: The position is in the School of Nursing at San Francisco State University.

The School of Nursing provides baccalaureate and graduate education in nursing through eight various nursing programs to a diverse student body. The faculty prepares graduates to provide quality nursing care, leadership and advocacy to meet the health needs of culturally diverse individuals and improve health and nursing services in the community. The baccalaureate program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The baccalaureate and masters programs are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.

The position requires a strong background in medical-surgical nursing, experience as a clinical nurse specialist and an experienced nurse educator who can inspire while teaching. The position is focused on teaching evidenced-based practice in medical-surgical nursing, development of simulation based pedagogy in medical- surgical nursing and to teach and develop leadership in medical-surgical nursing.

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching or other agreed upon primary assignment; conducting an active ongoing program of scholarship or creative works that advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty; and service contributions to the department, college and the university.

The teaching assignments will be in medical-surgical nursing, advanced medical-surgical nursing, adult pathophysiology, evidenced-based practice and research, leadership and professionalism in nursing and leading simulation in adult medical-surgical nursing.

The scholarship may address a range of topics in the areas of medical-surgical nursing, pedagogy of nursing/simulation and pathophysiology. Grant writing is expected and is considered a form of scholarship.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.  

Essential Job Tasks:

  • Facilitate student success through teaching and advising with a focus on inclusive pedagogy; 
  • Develop course materials for undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as medical-surgical nursing, adult pathophysiology, evidence–based practice and research in nursing; role development as a clinical nurse specialist and leadership linked to student learning outcomes;
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner;
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments;
  • Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials;
  • Conduct research in one's field of interest and present findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, or professional conferences;
  • Stay current on developments in the discipline; 
  • Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction; 
  • Hold regularly scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students;
  • Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with School of Nursing or College needs, and SF State's strategic vision; 
  • Grant writing; 
  • Actively participate in collegial interactions in fulfilling service assignments and other duties at the department, college, and university level.
  • Supervise medical-surgical simulations when necessary, supervise culminating graduate project with students, and supervise clinical nurse specialist experiences for students. Organize and lead medical-surgical professors to provide a coordinated program for the students;
  • Additional duties as assigned

To Apply: Please submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the School of Nursing to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; sample of scholarly papers, work portfolio, teaching philosophy, description of research interests, and other as relevant; names and contact information of three references to Dr. Pam Baj, pbaj@sfsu.edu. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.