Associate or Full Professor of Nursing and Department Chair

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Program:  Nursing Program 

Rank: Associate Professor or Professor

Title:  Chair, Nursing Department

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 17, 2023
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

About the University: 

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 12th among “Top Public Universities in the West” in the current edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 5,470 undergraduate and 170 graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success. Also, in 2022, CI became the first college to earn the Seal of Excelencia recertification.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.

Diversity Statement:

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement: 

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program: 

As one of the premier nursing programs in California, CSU Channel Islands Nursing Department's mission statement reflects our commitment to the University’s Mission Pillars by focusing on educational and inclusive excellence. Our focus is on preparing students for professional practice who are continuously growing professionally to meet the demands of the community and profession. Our goals are to: achieve student success and provide service and quality care to individuals, families and communities local, nationally, and globally; develop nurses who utilize evidence-based practice to provide quality care to individuals, families and communities local, nationally, and globally; develop competent, professional, compassionate nurses who will be life-long learners with a commitment to excellence in nursing practice; develop a strong educational foundation for nursing practice based on CSUCI campus culture; and build an organizational culture that exemplifies collaborative practice, compassion, respect for others, and embraces diversity.

About the Position: 

The successful applicant will function with the principles of CI including: commitment to interdisciplinarity, community service, evidence of ongoing scholarly activities and research; commitment to student participation in the learning process; spirit of collegiality and collaboration; excellence in teaching; and experience working in a multiethnic, multilingual, and multicultural environment. This appointment will be as a tenured faculty member with rank based on experience and assigned the duties of Program Chair for a three-year term in alignment with CI's policy. The Chair is responsible and accountable for coordinating, directing, fiscal planning, and all activities involved in developing, implementing, and managing the nursing program. In addition to the administrative responsibilities, the successful candidate will plan, develop and teach prelicensure, post-licensure and graduate nursing courses in the classroom, online, clinical setting, and the campus simulation lab.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in nursing or related field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Nursing Degree
  • Possession of, or eligibility for California RN license
  • Has ten years of satisfactory experience in teaching nursing and/or mentoring early career nurses, including six years teaching in an accredited baccalaureate program within the last ten years.
  • Has a minimum of one year’s experience in an administrative position in a professional program in nursing education.
  • Has a minimum of one year’s continuous experience in the practice of professional nursing providing direct patient care.
  • Possesses organizational skills and fiscal expertise.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability to teach undergraduate and graduate nursing courses.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • Flexibility in teaching assignments and experience with using multiple teaching modalities with a wide variety of multicultural learners.
  • Experience with the working with CA Board of Registered Nursing and/or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Represents the Nursing Department and the University in professional nursing affairs; serves as liaison between nursing services in the community and the Nursing Department of the University. Interprets nursing to the community, to allied health groups, and to other disciplines within the University.
    • Keeps informed of new developments in nursing and related fields through such means as participation in professional meetings, communications with others, speaking, writing, and research.
    • Interprets student and faculty needs to university administration, and channels relevant information from the University to faculty and students.
    • Possesses sensitivity to the needs of individual faculty; has the capacity to foster faculty inter-relationships; and has the ability to manage interactions involving faculty, students, and staff and to handle areas of controversy.
    • In collaboration with faculty, develops the course schedule assuring that University policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) guidance in teaching assignment preference are met; develop long-range staffing projections; works with university administrators to assure the Department has the resources necessary to develop the curriculum.
    • Recruitment of full and part-time faculty including working with the Dean and Faculty Affairs to post positions;  serve as lead on lecturer faculty search committees; develop orientation materials for new faculty; provide new faculty with an orientation to the Nursing Department, mentor new faculty and/or assign a senior faculty to mentor a new faculty member: mentor faculty through the RTP process; participate in evaluation of tenure, tenure-track faculty and conduct annual reviews of full and part-time non-tenure faculty
    • Develop the agenda for and schedule faculty meetings including pre-semester retreats, clinical faculty meetings, and monthly committee meetings.
    • Provide future-oriented guidance in the continuing evaluation and development of the nursing curriculum; assure that the nursing program outcomes and curriculum are reflective a relevant professional standards.
    • Supervises collection of pertinent student and Department statistics to be kept on file. This includes both current and historical data on the Department; prepares reports to the California State Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and other related agencies.
    • Leads continues program improvement and evaluation activities; guides preparation of accreditation self-studies and regulatory reports; prepares the Departmental Annual Report; acts as a liaison between the University, Department and regulatory/accrediting agencies.
    • Responds to questionnaires and correspondence related to the Nursing Department.
    • Communicates formally with agencies regarding annual student rotation/assignments, and seeks to maintain effective and harmonious relationships with personnel in all agencies used by the faculty.
    • Initiates contractual agreements with extended campus facilities, and confirms, in writing, projected arrangements for each semester.
    • Develop departmental budgets; oversee lab purchasing including supplies, technology, and durable equipment; seek grant funds to support the program; collaborate with University Advancement to identify and work with potential donors.

Application Deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin 2/1/2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials: 

  • A cover letter of application,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • Names and email addresses of three references,
  • Sample syllabi and other teaching materials,
  • A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students, and
  • A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:


California State University Tenure Track (Academic Year) Salary Schedules can be found at

Starting salaries at CSU Channel Islands are equity-minded and are generally at the lower half of the salary range.

The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information: 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

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

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.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.  

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