Established in 2015, The University of Southern California Department of Nursing in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work works within a growing, interdisciplinary institution. This environment provides new faculty members an opportunity to teach in a creative, graduate nursing program that translates cutting-edge nursing curriculum and research into community practice to develop a deeper understanding of the social determinants of health.Â
The Nursing Department graduated its first cohort of Master of Science in Nursing â Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) students in May 2018. The MSN-FNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the California Board of Registered Nursing. As a hybrid program, students participate in asynchronous and synchronous online learning with a focus on the Family Nurse Practitioner role and attend two mandatory on-campus intensives for simulations, skills development, and high-stakes testing. Online classes are small, video-enabled live seminars, with bi-directional faculty-student dialogue and instruction. Clinical practicums provide practical experience delivered through vetted, high-quality clinical placements arranged and overseen using a proven clinical placement and quality assurance methodology.
We are now accepting applications for full-time, non-tenure-track Clinical Teaching Faculty for the Family Nurse Practitioner program.Â We seek creative candidates knowledgeable in graduate nursing education and innovative teaching methods.Â We are looking for candidates who can work well in a team environment, work collaboratively with inter-professional leadership, and who value knowledge translation to advance clinical care and health policy change.Â We want faculty who can teach about promoting the health of diverse populations and managing complex care needs of vulnerable populations are priorities.
Required qualifications for all of the positions include:
Graduate degree in Nursing as a post-bachelors of science in nursing MSN, or masterâs entry into practice DNP, or post-bachelors masters of science in nursing MSN, or masterâs entry into practice.Â Applicants must be board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) in a primary care discipline such as Family NP (FNP), Adult Primary Care NP and/or Pediatric Primary Care NP.Â Applicants may be dual-certified as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (ACGANP), Acute Care Pediatric NP (AC-PNP), Emergency Room NP, or Psychiatric Mental Health NP (PMHNP).
Doctoral degree in nursing (PhD/DNP), or PhD in health, human services, education, management, or other related discipline.
Eligible for California R.N. licensure and CA Nurse-Practitioner certification and furnishing license.
National certification as a Primary Care Â Nurse Practitioner working with families, adults and/or pediatrics; with ability and commitment to stay current through clinical practice (to maintain national certification)Â
Prior professional experience of at least two years as a primary care NP Â
Nurse Practitioner student/medical resident teaching or preceptor experience of at least 1 year
Successful candidates will also have:
Coursework or other formal preparation for teaching
A superior academic performance record
Demonstrated skills in educational leadership and/or nursing administration
The ability to be self-directed with broadly-defined limits on assignments
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Exposure and commitment to online education
A demonstrated ability to interact efficiently with diverse people in a highly multidisciplinary environment.
A commitment and understanding of evidence-based practice and nursing research
An aptitude and/or interest in learning to use new technological tools to engage students in a virtual classroom environment
Other special skills related to teaching, curriculum development, accreditation, supervision of preceptors/clinical placements, and fit with specific course needs of the Program
Based in Los Angeles or close surrounding community, or willing to relocate to the Los Angeles area of Southern California
Major responsibilities for all positions include:
Working with FNP program team to implement and improve curriculum for the FNP program
Creation of course content for on-ground/online courses and syllabi for future educational programs
Teaching clinically-focused courses
Evaluating student performance in inter-professional clinical learning experiences
Advancing the FNP role through scholarly activities
Involvement in scholarship (publications, presentations, etc.)
Participating in School and Department of Nursing meetings and committees, as well as school and university committees when called upon.
Demonstrated engagement in professional organizations
Maintaining licenses and appropriate certifications
Additional information related to position responsibilities and an estimated allocation of time for each includes the following:Â Program Development and Teaching: 70%; Clinical Practice: 10%; Service: 10%; and Scholarship: 10%.
Nursing faculty positions are in the Schoolâs non-tenure, clinical teaching line.Â Positions will be initially appointed for 3 years at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor ranks, with opportunities for promotion and multi-year contracts that are renewed annually (subject to School and University policies governing non-tenure track faculty). All positions are critically important in sustaining the quality of our programs, hold important roles in school governance, and are among the leaders in our Schoolâs instructional innovations.
Please apply online and submit the following:
Cover letter, including statement of clinical experience, teaching approach, and research interests
Summary of academic courses taught (including evaluations) and/or areas of specialty
Contact information for three academic references (Note: All letters of reference will be treated as confidential per USC policy and California state law.)
Timetable and Compensation
Applications are due by May 15, 2021. and benefit packages are highly competitive and commiserate with background and experience.Â
About USC and the USC School of Social Work
The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
ÂThe USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is recognized as one of the most innovative in the nation. Our research environment is vibrant, interdisciplinary, and highly supported. We provide intellectual leadership in the areas of behavioral health, child and family systems, aging, organizations and policy transformation, housing insecurity, serious mental illness, and military mental health. Our transformative approach to web-based instruction, development of avatars and other simulations, clinical interventions through a telehealth Clinic, and work in low and middle income nations such as Mexico and China is recognized as groundbreaking. Our commitment to advancing the science of social work has generated a new dialogue throughout the profession. Our instructional programs are rigorous and personalized, with wide-ranging options including the MSW, DSW and PhD degrees and post-doctoral appointments.
Weâre looking for exceptional individuals to help us fulfill our mission: Developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.