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Lecturer Pool - Medical-Surgical AY 2024/25

Apply now Job no: 540048
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Medical-Surgical Pool

  • Position: Lecturer - Academic Year
  • Academic Year: 2024/2025
  • Day/Time: Varies
  • Modality: In-person
  • College: CEHHS - College of Education, Health and Human Services
  • Department: School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at California State University San Marcos accepts applications on an on-going basis for our Medical-Surgical pool of part-time lecturers.

This is a Med Surg Pool Ad for the following courses:

  • NURS 201: Introduction to Nursing Practice Laboratory
  • NURS 301: Practicum: Fundamentals of Nursing
  • NURS 221: Nursing Care of Adults I Laboratory
  • NURS 223: Nursing Care of Adults II Laboratory
  • NURS 323: Practicum: Nursing of Adults in the Acute Care Setting I
  • NURS 325: Practicum: Nursing of Adults in the Acute Care Setting II
  • NURS 321: Nursing Care of Adults III Laboratory

The clinical course instructor is responsible to prepare for and teach the clinical course with general supervision of the course coordinator. Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Teaching/Role Model
    1. Provide instruction, as directed by the course coordinator and consistent with the syllabus, in a clear and engaging manner that is appropriate to student experience and expertise, to assist them in meeting course learning outcomes and completing required clinical hours.
    2. Provide hands-on demonstration of nursing care as needed, and ensure care is consistent with clinical agency, accreditation standards, and regulatory guidelines (California BRN, CCNE, TJC).
    3. Create topics of discussion and education information for post conferences, in coordination with the Course Coordinator, syllabus and corresponding didactic course. 
    4. Model professional nursing behavior and communication at all times.
    5. Complete weekly evaluation of student’s clinical practice and document both positive progression and areas for improvement. Utilize SoN resources to ensure student success.
    6. Notify the Course Coordinator if a student is not progressing as needed.
    7. Assist students to master course material by being available through office hours and by helping them to access other School of Nursing resources including, but not limited to, web-based technology and open/practice laboratory sessions.
    8. Utilize computer and application-based technologies as required to complete instructional and assessment duties. Includes using the assigned Cougar Course.
    9. Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accord with the university and school requirements and deadlines.
    10. Communicate effectively with course coordinator, colleagues, laboratory staff, and/or clinical agency personnel to resolve issues or concerns; work effectively as part of the overall faculty team demonstrating positive and collaborative interpersonal relations to meet student needs.
    11. Attend faculty meetings.
    12. Complete all SoN orientation requirements and respond to administrative requests and in-service requirements in a timely manner. 
  2. Clinical &/or Simulation Supervision
    1. Collaborate with clinical agency personnel to arrange site orientations and clinical experiences, to ensure compliance with all agency and other regulatory requirements.
    2. Prepare clinical experiences at assigned clinical site prior to student arrival to facilitate student learning and respect clinical facility norms and operations.  
    3. Provide students with appropriate learning experiences whenever possible; revise clinical assignments as needed, based on student progression. 
    4. Supervise students in successfully completing course requirements, including demonstrating, modeling, and assisting with the full range of patient care situations.
    5. Collaborate with Simulation team as directed during students' simulation experience.
    6. Maintain professional practice knowledge base and skills needed to instruct learners in contemporary nursing practice for assigned course.
  3. Other duties
    1. Complete annual performance evaluation per university requirements.
    2. Other duties may include assisting the SoN with course and/or program revision/development, assisting with research, and participating in committees as an active member of the faculty.   

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
  • Medical-Surgical nursing work experience. BRN faculty requirement: Direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in the nursing area to which he or she is assigned, which can be met by: (A) One (1) year's continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse in the designated nursing area; or (B) One (1) academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency.
  • State licensure by California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
  • Meet the School of Nursing’s requirements regarding current immunizations and CPR licensure.
  • Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment

Preferred qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Nursing (DNP, PhD, or EdD with nursing education emphasis).
  • Experience teaching Medical-Surgical clinical course(s).
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

Salary commensurate with degree level and experience

  • Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,836 - $6,240 per full-time month

The salary schedule information for the Lecturer – Academic Year Classification is available based on the following ranges:

  • CSU Classification Salary Range Lecturer A - AY: $5,007 – $6,359 per full-time month
  • CSU Classification Salary Range Lecturer B - AY: $5,925 – $12,594 per full-time month

The anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience.


To apply, please prepare to submit the following:

  • Your completed faculty application
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded)
  • Contact information for three current professional references
  • Letter of interest (uploaded)

Timeline:  Applications are accepted and reviewed as needed, on an on-going basis throughout the 2024/2025 academic year.

Applicant pools are used to fill short-term temporary Lecturer positions across our campus with the possibility of rehiring. Appointments may last from one day to a whole semester. This applicant pool may be used to fill vacant positions on an as-needed basis throughout the academic year.  Applications in this pool ad will only be good for the current academic year. This pool will be closed effective May 31st.  If you wish to be considered for the next academic year, you will need to apply to the new pool as it becomes available by June 15th

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide CSU Vaccination Policy can be reviewed at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/13116180/latest/. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu.

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