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University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 1933227
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Adjunct Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Psych Mental Health DNP and NP Programs

Department Description:
The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science is a community of progressive scholars in an intellectually rigorous, research intensive environment. We educate graduate level nurses to optimize health, promote healing, and alleviate suffering through reflective practice, knowledge generation, service to the community, and leadership at local and global levels. We seek to deepen our commitment to social justice by influencing health policy and by promoting an ethical approach to nursing characterized by compassion and respect for the dignity of the individual.

Detailed Description:
The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego (USD) invites applications for a full time Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure-track). Candidate must have the ability to teach across nursing programs, including the Nurse Practitioner Program. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance, department needs, and funding. The successful candidate will have an earned doctoral degree in nursing, experience teaching in the clinical setting, simulation and online programs.

Detailed Description:

  • Teach and mentor students

  • Evaluate educational effectiveness

  • Develop program curriculum in integrated primary/ behavioral health care, advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing care

  • Function in Clinical Faculty and Simulation Faculty roles

  • Maintain a clinical practice in population(s) of certification

  • Participate in and/or conduct research and/or evidenced-based practice scholarship

  • Chair or mentor DNP projects

  • Serve on University Committees and USD-SON committees

  • Attend and participate in SON's program meetings and USD-SON events and functions

    Job Requirements:
    Minimum Qualifications:

    Earned masters or doctoral degree (PhD or DNP) from an accredited school of nursing program. California RN license. Two years of teaching experience and primary and/or acute care clinical experience or practice. Current Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification (PMHNP-BC) required. Dual certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner certification (FNP-BC) preferred.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Five years of teaching experience and an active program of research. Experience in simulation. Experience teaching online/hybrid courses. Earned Doctoral degree (PhD or DNP) from an accredited school of nursing. Leadership experience.

    Performance Expectations - Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

    Ability to teach theoretical or clinical aspects of nursing in an innovative learning environment. Ability to teach and evaluate nursing students in a clinical setting.

    Special Conditions of Employment:

    Successful completion of USDs on-boarding requirements including but not limited to BLS, health requirements, pre-employment background check and drug screen. Degree and license verification.

    Tools & Equipment Used:

    Computer, classroom technology, and simulation equipment.

    Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

    Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

    Posting Salary:
    Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

    The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

    Special Application Instructions
    Resume and Cover Letter Required

    Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers review.

    Contact: Dr. Michael Terry,

    If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

    Additional Details:
    Note: The position will be hired either at the Assistant or the Associate level depending on the experience of the candidate selected.

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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