Assistant Professor - Maternal Child/Obstetrics Nursing

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

Program:  Nursing 

Rank:  Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Title:   Maternal Child/Obstetrics Nursing

Effective Date of Appointment:  August 21, 2024

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 29th among “Regional Universities West” in its 2023 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2023, CollegeNET ranked CSUCI 71st out of over 1,400 schools in its “Social Mobility Index.” In 2020, 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 4,959 undergraduate and 168 graduate students. Approximately 48% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 60% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 61% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 23% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2022, CSUCI was among the first institutions to be recertified with Excelencia in Education’s "Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

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 54% White, 24% Latinx, 11% Asian/Asian American, and 4% 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: 

The Nursing program, as part of the university, resides in a community populated by people from multiple ethnic and cultural backgrounds. A goal of the nursing program is to recruit a student population that is representative of the ethnic and cultural diversity in the local community and to prepare its students to serve the nursing needs of this culturally diverse society. Students, endowed with the capacity for self-direction, are ultimately responsible for their own learning and self-development. It is anticipated that students will vary in aptitude, learning style, motivation, cultural orientation, and other individual differences. Assessment of these factors provides faculty members with a basis for the selection of the most appropriate teaching-learning strategies and for referral to the multiple campus resources and services available, should the student have academic or personal issues needing support and/or assistance.

The foundation for understanding the self and others is provided through a balanced program of arts and humanities, social and biological sciences, and professional courses. Critical thinking is developed through the application of problem-solving methods in clinical practice, where analysis, including the weighing of alternatives in selecting a course of action, is applied. Essential to the preparation of the professional nurse is the development of communication skills, cultural competency, professional values, ethical principles, and technical expertise in assessment and clinical intervention. Effective social interaction, therapeutic communication, and mastery of technical skills are among the fundamental aptitudes needed by the professional nurse. An essential component of comprehensive nursing care is a concentration on health promotion and disease prevention.

The role of service learning and service to the community will be emphasized with projects and learning experiences that concentrate on giving back to the community. Service learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities while students engage in reflective activities concerning the benefits of the experience. Such service-learning activities will provide the basis for the nurses’ professional commitment to volunteerism as a graduate. The role of the faculty member is to serve as an instructor, role model, preceptor, resource person, motivator, and facilitator. Faculty members will be expected to combine teaching with other professional activities, such as ongoing clinical practice, scholarly publications and presentations, and research. Establishment of partnerships with local healthcare agencies promotes the development of faculty practice opportunities, collaborative research projects, and joint appointments.

About the Position: 

The successful candidate will function under the principles of CI including commitment to interdisciplinary, community service; ongoing scholarly activities and research; commitment to student participation in the learning process; spirit of collegiality and collaboration; evidence of teaching excellence and experience working in a multiethnic, multilingual, and multicultural environment.

The successful candidate will:

  • Plan, develop, and teach pre-licensure Nursing Science classes in the classroom, clinical setting, and the campus nursing simulation lab;
  • Carry out other duties associated with full-time faculty responsibilities including but not limited to: maintaining accurate student records/clinical grades, coordinating clinical instruction with other faculty; coordinating student experiences with clinical personnel;
  • Maintain communications between the University and clinical agencies including annual summation meetings.
  • Participate in curriculum development;
  • Participate in CCNE and BRN accreditation activities;
  • Develop and review department policies;
  • Participate in curriculum excellence by remaining current in the subject matter and techniques of effective instruction through recent clinical experience and professional development;
  • Participate in institutional governance and participate in service to the campus and local community.

Responsibilities include teaching, university/community service, and scholarly productivity. Teaching assignments may include day, evening, and weekend classes/clinical labs with undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • A Doctoral degree in nursing, by time of appointment, Or
  • Doctoral degree in a nursing-related field in addition to a Master's degree in nursing, from an accredited institution, by the time of appointment

Required Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will possess leadership in teaching baccalaureate level nursing and BRN content area, as well as teaching, scholarship, and service accomplishments that align with the mission of CI and achieve specific learning outcomes.
  • Possession of, or eligibility for California RN licensure.
  • At least one year experience in teaching courses related to Maternal Child and Child Health nursing or courses which include nursing practice.
  • At least one year of continuous full-time direct patient care in maternal child and healthy child nursing as an RN within the last three years or eligibility for the Board of Registered Nursing approval to teach in the specialties.
  • Clinical expertise in the practice of professional nursing and evidence of related scholarship.
  • The ability to teach in two content areas (pediatrics, medical-surgical, or psych).
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Flexibility in teaching assignments
  • Ability to use multiple teaching modalities (online, face-to-face, hybrid).
  • Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
  • Evidence of a research trajectory with a focus on reducing maternal-child morbidity and mortality in diverse populations including improving maternal health equity and disparity in Black women.
  • Plans to engage undergraduate or graduate students in research projects.
  • Experience with BRN and/or CCNE accreditation.

In addition to the specific responsibilities stated above, primary responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching, university/community service, and scholarly productivity. Teaching assignments may include day, evening, and weekend classes/clinical labs with undergraduate and graduate students. Willingness to teach at the Camarillo campus, Goleta campus, and during the summer.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin 11/6/2023. 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 letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A research statement that describes current and future work including research possibilities with students.
  • Contact information for three references
  • A statement describing your research trajectory and its intersection with reducing maternal-child morbidity and mortality in diverse populations including improving maternal health equity and disparity in Black women.
  • 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:


The California State University maintains a systemwide Salary Schedule for Assistant Professor (Academic Year) faculty. The anticipated, equity-minded starting salary for this position is $8,000 - $8,500 (monthly). 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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