Director, School of Nursing

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

San Diego State University (SDSU) is seeking a Director of the School of Nursing (SON). The position is a full-time tenured faculty position and is available July 1, 2021, in a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited SON that offers generic baccalaureate, RN to BS, and Master’s degree programs.


Requirements: doctorate in nursing or related field with a Master’s in Nursing, teaching, and administrative experience in academic nursing programs, scholarly achievements, and experience with ethnic and culturally diverse populations. Research and active participation in public and professional activities, with experience in collaborating with community partners and organizations preferred. Applicants must be eligible for or currently licensed to practice nursing in California.


The Director responsibilities: meet CCNE, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and California Board of Registered Nursing requirements; oversee curriculum development and evaluation, faculty recruitment, student clinical placements, department resources (human, fiscal, and physical), and leadership and direction of academic programs. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.


SDSU is a diverse campus with over 36,000 students and 5,849 faculty/staff. The Carnegie Foundation designated SDSU as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University. The Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index named SDSU the No.1 small research university in the US. Additional information about the University and SON are available at and


We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience or commitment to teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy at least two of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence criteria: 1) committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations in nursing, 2) demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in nursing, 3) experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, 4) experience or demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, 5) experience in or demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, 6) experience in or demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, 7) expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, or 8) research interests that contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet two or more of these criteria.


SDSU is an equal opportunity employer.


Completed applications with a cover letter, CV, and three references should be submitted at