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Employment Opportunity

Position: Professor of Nursing
$50,339 - 68,746 (additional compensation for doctorate)
Closing Date:
March 25, 2014
Beginning Date:
August 7, 2014

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master's degree in Nursing OR Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a Master's degree in Health Education, or health science from an accredited institution, or the equivalent or the minimum qualifications as set by the California Board of Registered Nursing for approval with "Instructor" status AND
  • Hold or be eligible for current licensure as an RN in the state of California AND
  • At least one year of experience within the last five years as an RN providing direct patient care in medical/surgical nursing AND
  • Completion of at least one year of experience teaching courses related to nursing or a course which includes practice in teaching nursing OR
  • The equivalent
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • Master's degree in nursing and Pediatric experience
  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments.

General Description:   This assignment is a tenure track position in registered nursing in the Nursing Department at Merced College under the general direction of the Program Director.  The professor must be able to integrate the basic principles of nursing into both classroom and clinical instruction.  The professor also must be able to assume responsibility for students in clinical facilities and establish and maintain communication between the facilities, its employees and the College.  The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester, which may include evening hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
  • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
  • Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
  • Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records

Allied Health, Business & Public Safety Area:  The Area consists of 28 full-time faculty members and offers a full range of courses in nursing, radiologic technology, Sonography, allied health,  fire sciences, emergency medical technician, administration of justice, corrections, accounting, administration office management, business, computer studies, management, management (CSA), marketing/merchandising, nutrition, and real estate.

How to Apply:   All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
4.  3 letters of recommendation (signed and dated within the last 2 years)
   Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.  Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.
6.  Copy of a current license to practice nursing in California

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

Sue Miller, Merced College, Office of Human Resources, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.  

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a 15-minute teaching demonstration on a selected topic.   Finalist interviews with district administrators will follow the same or next day.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Applications for Download

Academic or Administrative Service Application

Word Document [226k] - This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK. Merced College and the eight other colleges will accept your document as it prints.

PDF Format [62k] - This application may be printed and filled out using pen or a typewriter.

Employee Benefits: The District’s pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All faculty members, as a condition of employment, must become members of Merced College Faculty Association (MCFA) or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to MCFA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.