Fresno State campus

Medical/Surgical Specialization Assistant or Associate Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

California State University, Fresno
College of Health and Human Services
School of Nursing



Medical/Surgical Specialization
Assistant / Associate Professor
Tenure Track
Fall 2024 (August 2024)

The School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for one tenure-track position in the School of Nursing at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank with a fall 2024 start date. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level courses, advising students, conducting research in areas of specialization, and participating in department, college, and university level committees. The individual may be called upon to teach in a variety of modalities including laboratory simulation and will be encouraged to develop web enhanced and /or web-based instruction.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students:   California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. A Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) and an earned doctorate ( DNP, EdD, PhD or equivalent) in nursing or a related field is required for appointment to a tenure-track position.
  2. *For appointment as an Associate Professor, candidates must demonstrate the level of Teaching, Scholarship, and Service at the Associate rank.

Required Experience Specialty:

  1. Current Clinical Practice in Medical Surgical Nursing or an equivalent.
  1. Experience teaching at the baccalaureate, masters and/or doctoral levels.
  2. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  3. Current RN licensure in California by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) or candidate must be eligible for licensure and possess licensure by time of hire with faculty approval in the assigned area of specialization
  4. Demonstrated ability to form productive working relationships between the College and a wide variety of community agencies

Preferred Experience:

  1. A history of attracting external funding and evidence of collaboration with other research scientists.
  2. Experience teaching at the baccalaureate, masters and/or doctoral levels.
  3. Active participation or leadership roles within the profession of Nursing or relevant professional organizations.
  4. Experience with teaching in an online mode, laboratory simulation instruction, successful research, publications, and/or experience in outcomes assessment and/or service learning.
  5. Public Health Certificate (Eligible)

Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by December 1, 2023; review of applications may continue until the position is filled.  This position automatically closes on March 31, 2024. Note: All positions at Fresno State are subject to funding availability.

Apply online at:

Attach the following:

  1. Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. List of three professional references
  4. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit the following documents by e-mail within the designated deadline.  The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:

  1. Three current letters of recommendation (dated within 12 months of full consideration date.)
  2. Official transcripts

Committee Information and Search process:

Search Chair:   Dr. Janine Spencer
                       School of Nursing
                       College of Health and Human Services

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged university. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fresno State is committed and dedicated to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior.

Fresno State is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The university has had a strong history of service and preparation of educators since the institution’s founding as a Normal School in 1911. Fresno State is ranked sixth in the nation for social mobility in the Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges. Fresno State is ranked 26th in the nation by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research, and promoting public service. The campus is classified as an R2 university (Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity) per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Tenure-track faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the university’s Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit The campus also supports faculty success through services provided by the Office of IDEAS (

Commensurate with qualifications and experience the anticipated hiring range is $6,500-$6,800 per month for Assistant Professor (12 monthly payments per academic year).  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

About the College and Department:

The School of Nursing’s mission, consistent with the mission of California State University, Fresno is an expression of commitment to excellence in professional education in meeting the health needs of the community and the central San Joaquin Valley. The School of Nursing offers a baccalaureate program which leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a post baccalaureate School Nurse Services Credential Program, a master's program for Family Nurse Practitioners and, Certificate programs for Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based on the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

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