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General DescriptionCollege of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking to fill a full time, tenured track Certified Nurse Assistant & Home Health Aide Instructor to teach in the Division of Nursing and Allied Health beginning August 2020. The teaching assignment will include instruction of prelicensure nursing students in both the classroom and the clinical area. Initial assignment may include evening classes, weekend classes, and teaching at any of our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare.

The faculty member will provide classroom instruction in accordance with established course outlines while using comparative cross-cultural, multidisciplinary perspectives. The teaching assignment will include instruction of pre-certified nurse students in both the classroom and the clinical area.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job DutiesIncluding, but not limited to the following:

- Serves as a certified nurse assistant role model for students by remaining current in nursing skills and knowledge and maintaining a professional approach including appearance, interpersonal relationships and legal and ethical responsibilities.
- Preparation and delivery of theoretical material that demonstrates knowledge of subject matter, relationship to course objectives, effectiveness measured by, but not limited to, student testing and evaluation, and understanding of and commitment to principles of adult learning.
- Instructs and supervises students in the clinical setting (hospital or skills lab) demonstrating knowledge and competence in clinical practice, utilization of curriculum objectives in planning student assignments, clinical practice that is in harmony with the clinical facilities policies and procedures and facilitates quality patient care, optimum student learning and harmonious District-hospital relationships.

Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equality, which is respectful of diversity campus wide. QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.

- Any Bachelor's degree from an acceptable accredited institution AND two (2) years of professional experience in nursing OR
- Any Associate degree from an acceptable accredited institution AND six (6) years professional experience in nursing OR
- The equivalent AND
- Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.

- Successful experience teaching students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Teaching experience in a clinical setting as a Certified Nurse Assistant instructor.
- Commitment to developing and updating instructional activities, course syllabi, course outlines and other necessary material.
- Evidence of the ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
- Ability to incorporate student learning outcomes objectives within course and program and willingness to develop and use stated objectives and measures.

The District seeks a candidate who is committed to the community college mission and who has a passion for commitment to student success. This position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:

- Assumes leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
- Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college and community.
- Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
- Participates in department, division, District committees, and participatory governance activities.
- Participates in curriculum and program development.
- Works collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
- Participates in ongoing professional development.

- Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
- Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures and experience.
- Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on-campus and on-line courses.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Application ProcedureTo be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

- Online COS application
- Diversity Statement (included in the Supplemental Questions)
- Letter of interest (Cover Letter), which addresses the Desirable Qualifications.
- Resume
- Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required upon employment.
- Equivalency documents (if necessary)

- Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Keila Reynoso at or
(559) 730-3920.

*Partial reimbursement for travel costs may be available for applicants traveling more than 200 miles for an interview.

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