Tenure Track Faculty - Mental Health Nursing

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty - Mental Health Nursing
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Nursing
Hiring Department Summary

The School of Nursing provides excellent and innovative undergraduate and graduate nursing education designed to meet the needs of a diverse community. Students are prepared for roles in nursing as clinicians, advocates, researchers, educators, and leaders in the changing health care system.

We believe that the School of Nursing serves its students and the society at large by creating an environment in which faculty and students pursue the knowledge of nursing practice guided by the following core values:

  • Caring * Professionalism * Integrity * Diversity * Innovation

Sacramento State University faculty teach two 16 week semesters and have approximately one month off between semesters, late December/January, and also the summer months off June to late August. Salary for the two semesters of work is paid over 12 months. We offer a comprehensive pension and benefits package.

Essential Duties

Duties will include:
(1) Classroom instruction in the specialty area
(2) Direct supervision of students in community and agency based settings
(3) Participation in course revision and development
(4) Team teaching, including organizational abilities required for leading lecture and clinical courses
(5) Effective and clear communication, verbally and in writing with faculty, students, staff, and clients
(6) Student advising within the major
(7) Engaging in scholarly activities
(8) Serving on School, College, and University committees
(9) Providing service to the community of Sacramento and the professional community at large.

In the School of Nursing, many technologies are used. All courses contain an online component, and some lecture courses are entirely web-based. Applicants must possess the willingness to adapt their teaching strategies accordingly. Because clinical placement is variable, direct supervision of students in the community or an agency setting may occur at any time of the day, and on any day of the week. Clinical shifts may exceed eight hours. Applicants should be prepared to have teaching assignments or committee commitments four or five days a week.

Required Qualifications

- For appointment to a tenure track position, a doctoral degree in Nursing is required. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2020
- Appointment will be to a full-time lecturer position for candidates who have a Master’s degree in Nursing or are enrolling in or have not yet completed doctoral coursework. If enrolled in a doctoral program, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2020. Enrollment in and/or sustained progress in a doctoral program will be required for retention. If candidates complete a doctoral program, the full-time lecturer position may be converted to a tenure track position.

- Be eligible for licensure by California Board of Registered Nursing.

- Graduate preparation/coursework in the area of teaching specialization (mental nursing)
- Ability to work with a diverse campus community
- Minimum one-year cumulative clinical and/or teaching experience in mental health nursing
- Minimum of 1 year recent clinical experience as an RN or instructor in the last 5 years.

The position requires the applicant to possess a valid California driver’s license and a safe driving record at the time of appointment. Before operating a vehicle on state business, the applicant must complete and sign the University’s vehicle use form. For further information on driving requirements, please visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/risk-management/driving-on-university-business.html.

If selected for the position, candidates must complete and pass a drug test in order to satisfy clinical agency requirements. Failure to complete this drug test may affect teaching assignments within the School of Nursing at CSU Sacramento

Preferred Qualifications

An earned doctorate in Nursing. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by January 2020.

Special Knowledge and Abilities, and Experience:
-Graduate preparation in curriculum and instruction
-Ability to choose and implement appropriate technologies for enhancing student learning
-Experience with simulation technology
-Minimum 3 years recent clinical experience as an RN or instructor in the last 5 years
-Graduate preparation in leadership and/or community nursing
-A record of scholarly activities
-Active involvement in professional and community organizations

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0013P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 10/31/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


-Cover letter can include a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests OR separate documents may be uploaded in the respective spaces under “Optional Documents.”

-When providing references, please use professional references ONLY.

-Official transcripts and a professional portfolio will be required if invited to campus for an interview. The Portfolio should present materials that are pertinent to teaching or to clinical practice. The Portfolio: evidences logical organization and, if varied, contains tabs or an index; reflects knowledge of the subject matter that was current at the time at which the item in the portfolio was prepared; is actually a portfolio, as opposed to a scrapbook or journal. For instructional material, it is inclusive of the steps of a lesson plan or of modern educational practice in nursing, for instance, learning objectives, course script, PowerPoint, outlines, lecture notes, exam questions, discussion board questions, term paper descriptions, class participation objectives, in-class activities, grading rubrics, film/video content, coherence with external body expectations such as NCLEX sample items. For clinical exemplars, it maintains confidentiality and anonymity.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. If you have not had higher ed experience, please explain your interest in working in this environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Describe how your previous and current work experience addresses each of the knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements highlighted for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  4. What is your Philosophy for serving students?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. What is your definition of diversity and describe your philosophy on inclusivity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement / Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  7. Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Portfolio
  3. Proof of Licensure
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity Statement