Job Details
Nursing Instructor



$51,277 to $96,652 PER YEAR


This is a full time tenure track faculty position. The teaching assignment could include a mixture of day, evening, and weekend classes at the Weed or Yreka Campus, or other off-campus sites.

  • Duties related to Nursing Instructor: In the LVN to RN Step-up Program, responsible for teaching theory and clinical instruction; assist with development of staff, facilities and schedule; possess familiarity of Board of Vocational Nursing and Board of Registered Nursing policies to maintain program approval and standards. May also provide instruction in the Vocational Nursing Program, and the summer transitional program, which is outside the 175 day contract.
  • Classroom duties: Provide instruction that may include lecture and laboratory classes in the discipline in accordance with established College of the Siskiyous approved curriculum and course outlines; inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance and participation requirements in a course syllabus; effectively teach and communicate with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Interaction with students outside of class: Advise students on academic and career matters; assist in outreach and articulation with high schools, four-year colleges and universities; post and maintain adequate and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
  • Out-of-class duties: Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submit them according to published guidelines; prepare and grade class assignments and evaluations according to course syllabus.
  • Professional and curriculum development: Remain current in field; develop, maintain and evaluate curriculum including development and assessment of student learning outcomes; select textbooks; evaluate course materials; interact with faculty and staff in other areas of instruction and participate in the development of instructional methods, technology, and materials; work with peers in higher education, and where appropriate, business and industry to maintain currency of instructional programs.
  • Interaction with colleagues: Participate in college governance by serving on college committees; participate in professional development, including flex obligations; assist with student and other educational activities in accordance with college policies; establish and maintain effective work relationships.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which shall include courses in nursing, or in natural, behavioral or social sciences relevant to nursing practice.
  • Direct patient care experience within the previous five years in the nursing area to which he or she will be assigned, which can be met by:
  • One year’s continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse in the designated nursing area; OR
  • One academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing OR bachelor’s in nursing AND Master’s in health education or health science OR the equivalent OR the minimum qualification set by the Board of Registered Nursing, whichever is higher.
  • Valid active California License as a Registered Nurse, or be qualified to obtain a California Registered Nursing License.
  • Two Years of experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care in an acute care setting.
  • At least one year of previous experience teaching in a pre-licensure  nursing  program  OR  completion of  a  post  baccalaureate registered  nursing  education course  that  includes  practice in teaching.
  • Recent clinical or teaching experience in one of the five areas of nursing as outlined by the BRN: Medical/Surgical, Maternal/child (OB), Pediatric, Geriatric, or Mental Health Nursing, and sufficient experience  in  at  least  one  other  area  to  meet  BRN  approval through a remediation process.

Desired Qualifications

  • Administrative experience in a nursing education program with potential to advance to Assistant Director duties.
  • Excellence in teaching (enthusiasm, knowledge of subject matter, student motivational skills, diverse teaching methods to address a variety of learning styles).
  • Commitment to community college education as demonstrated in personal and/or professional experience.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, other on-campus groups, off-campus community groups and educational partners.
  • A strong commitment to remaining current in the discipline with evidence of professional development through continuing education.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.
  • Interest in and/or ability to use relevant and modern technology in the classroom, including videoconferencing and online instruction
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Ability to teach nursing courses at the community college level.



The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents.  In addition, the District provides sick leave.  The employee participates in CalSTRS through District and employee contributions.

Selection Process

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee.  At the discretion of the District, videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) may be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend a slate of finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.


The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.


Conditions of Employment

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination may be required.


Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.


College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.


College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Employment contingent upon Board of Registered Nursing approval as an instructor
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