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Nursing Instructor

at UC San Diego

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Reference #: 1128
Keywords: teaching, instructor

Job Description

Title:Nursing Instructor
Area of Interest:Healthcare

Nursing Instructor

UC San Diego Extension’s Healthcare Department is seeking applicants on an ongoing basis to be instructors in the area of nursing. Nursing on all levels is a growing field in healthcare, and will continue to expand in the coming years.

UC San Diego Extension wants to enhance its continuing education offerings in nursing in a variety of specialties, which would include (but not be limited to) wound care, diabetes education, psychiatry, public health, post-anesthesia care, and nurse refresher skills. In addition, we welcome topics suggested by the applicant that may not already be available to students through our portfolio of nursing and clinical courses and programs.

Specific Duties

Instructors should have extensive knowledge and skills in nursing. Duties include in-class or online instruction to participants who are currently working in nursing positions, or who want to enter the field. Instructors should be able to teach an immense amount of detailed information in a creative and engaging manner to a large number of participants who are adult learners. Additional duties include:

  • Provide excellent instruction demonstrating well-honed adult training techniques;
  • Carefully and continually enhance course curriculum in consultation with the Department Director, Program Representative and Advisory Committee, and associated course evaluations;
  • Follow all procedures, including the completion of all instructor and student pre- and post-course paperwork.

Minimum Qualifications

An applicant’s qualifications would include at least ten (10) years clinical nursing experience, of which five (5) of those years in the specialty area the individual wants to teach, plus a minimum of a Masters’ degree in nursing or a related field. In addition, applicants should have strong knowledge of adult continuing education including program design and delivery, and a minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience. It is preferred that applicants have knowledge of online course development and delivery. Proficiency in current instructional technology (e.g. PowerPoint) is required.

Special Conditions of Employment

As an academic department within UC San Diego, all Extension Program instructors and courses must be formally approved according to the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California. Eligibility to teach a course is contingent upon this formal academic approval. Once approved, teaching assignments are "by agreement". The instructor's Letter of Agreement outlines the deliverables for the course, the course schedule, and compensation terms, and is subject to department policies and procedures. UC San Diego Extension makes no commitment to hire an instructor until it has sent and received a signed instructor Letter of Agreement. Should the course section an instructor plans to teach be cancelled for any reason, the instructor agreement, including rights to compensation for future section meetings, is voided. Remuneration is for classroom hours only and does not include time spent for course preparation or other events.

Application Requirements

Please attach a resume and cover letter outlining your interest, background and experience related to teaching nursing topics.

Please complete all relevant fields in the application, and optionally attach additional documents to provide further information relating to your professional and teaching backgrounds. You must answer all of the questions in the application, when applicable. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application.

Please note: We receive and review applications for instructors on an ongoing basis. If we do not currently have teaching opportunities available, we may keep your application on file and contact you if an opportunity that matches your specific skills becomes available. UC San Diego Extension operates on a quarterly schedule and course planning typically takes place six weeks to six months in advance of the start of any quarter.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce.