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Nursing Lecturer Pool - Military Veterans

at San Jose State University


Department Summary

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing is a department within the College of Health and Human Sciences. The School offers Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice nursing education programs. The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The School also has a Wound and Ostomy program and several Nurse Managed Centers in the community. The School emphasizes the use of clinical simulation in its programs. The campus is also poised to strengthen our connection to the surrounding San José and Silicon Valley communities further fulfilling our social justice mission of access, equity, opportunity and success. Visit our website

Brief Description of Duties

The part-time lecturer position is pursuant to faculty approval as required by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, and University Personnel. Responsibilities are to teach undergraduate (BSN, RN-BSN) or graduate (MS) courses. Additional responsibilities may include a combination of classroom, online, and clinical teaching. Further responsibilities include a commitment to teaching and participation in evidence-based practice; maintaining clinical expertise; advising students; and effective team collaboration within the School of Nursing. (see S10-7 at

  • Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
  • All Faculty should organize their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-student connection in a common space as all students are directed to log in to Canvas for online access to their classes. Faculty will have access to this system prior to the semester start date.

Required Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing (Master’s degree preferred) which includes coursework in nursing, nursing education, or administration.
  • Current physical and psychosocial assessment skills.
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, RN licensure in California.
  • A minimum of 5 years recent clinical experience (within 5 years) providing direct patient care.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well in teams.
  • Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned. 
  • Ability to teach and evaluate adult learners. 
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
  • There are four lecturer levels or ranks according to degrees earned and/or years of teaching experience:
    • Lecturer A (LA), Master’s in Nursing in progress; or BS in Nursing plus at least 5 years professional experience
    • Lecturer B (LB), Master’s in Nursing and 5 years of professional work experience
    • Lecturer C (LC), Doctorate; or Master’s degree in Nursing with extensive clinical and
    • academic experience
    • Lecturer D (LD), a Doctorate degree (health-related)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year of teaching experience in a registered nurse education program.

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

Salary Range - To commensurate with experience.      

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Expertise, including professional experience, courses you are qualified to teach
  • List of References

This is a continuing open position. Inquires may be directed to Colleen O’Leary-Kelley, RN, PhD, Director of The Valley Foundation School of Nursing; 408-924-1319

The University

San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward mobility.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society.  SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Additional Information

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.

San Jose, CA

San Jose State University

San Jose State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.

From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.

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