Job Details

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Position Number: 1979418
  • Location: Cupertino, CA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Instructor, Nursing

Posting #: 19-086
Campus: De Anza College
Close/Initial Review Date:

Initial Review Date: 05/13/2020*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Nursing, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


Under the direction of the Division Dean, Biological and Health Sciences, teach assigned courses in the areas of Medical/Surgical OR, Geriatrics OR, Pediatrics OR Psychiatric/Mental Health, for Associate Degree Nursing Students with diverse learning styles. This includes incorporating cross-cultural knowledge into both theory and clinical practice in fundamental, OR medical-surgical nursing, OR geriatrics, OR pediatrics OR psychiatric/mental health. Participate in all aspects of curriculum development and evaluation, which includes multicultural perspectives and practices. Establish effective working relationships with nursing faculty and nursing service personnel in clinical agencies. Attend college, nursing faculty and agency meetings. Additional responsibilities include being available for program student mentoring and advising.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's Degree in nursing OR Bachelor's in nursing AND Master's degree in health education or health sciences OR the equivalent OR the minimum qualifications as set by the Board of Registered Nursing, whichever is higher.
  3. A current, active license as a Registered Nurse in California.
  4. One-year continuous clinical experience in the practice of professional nursing working with a diverse population.
  5. Qualify as a "content expert" as defined by California Board of Registered Nursing regulations in Medical/Surgical, OR Geriatrics, OR Pediatrics OR Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing within the last two years.
  6. Qualify as having "clinical competence" as defined by California Board of Registered Nursing Regulations: clinical experience in fundamental Medical/Surgical, Geriatrics, Pediatrics OR Psychiatric/Mental Health areas nursing equal to 30 shifts of eight hours within the last two years or previous teaching experience in Medical/Surgical, OR Geriatrics, OR Pediatrics OR Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing within the last five years.

  1. Experience as an instructor in pre or post licensure nursing program.
  2. Experience with simulation, online and hybrid teaching
  3. Experience developing inclusive and effective culturally responsive classroom activities.
  4. The ability to design and apply varied teaching strategies to successfully engage, inspire and retain students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  5. Participation in professional nursing and/or educational organizations.
  6. Ability to meet physical requirements of floor nurse including but not restricted to ability to work in a fast-paced environment with Code Blue and/or Rapid Response Team (RRT), ability to move objects/occupied beds with enough strength to perform effective CPR, must have adequate strength, dexterity and ability to assist with cardio version, drawing blood, preparing and giving an injection, ear and eye drops and provide respiratory treatments.
  7. Ability to work well as a member of a team.


  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $60,490.00 - $99,345.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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