Kern Community College District Nursing Science/Clinical Practice Instructor, Part-time Adjunct Pool in Porterville, California

Position Information


Sick leave only.

This position is not eligible for health benefits.

Basic Function

The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in registered nursing courses to a student population that is highly diverse in terms of academic preparation, cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds as well as physical and learning abilities. Provide instruction as a member of the nursing team to students in classroom and/or clinical laboratory areas; participate in the development and evaluation of curriculum and in the development of instructional material; utilize a variety of teaching methods which will promote the attainment of desirable goals by each student; establish effective working relationships with personnel from service agencies and assist in the liaison between several different community healthcare agencies and the college; assist in planning activities for the evaluation of students in both the classroom and laboratory experiences; participate in faculty and agency meetings and student activities.

This assignment may includes teaching at off-campus sites, day or evening classes, weekend classes, large classes, distant learning and multiple teaching methodologies.

Education and Experience


Must meet the following qualifications set by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Bureau of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians:

  • A valid, active license as a California Registered Nurse;


  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing and two years of continuous, full-time experience in direct patient care as a Registered Nurse with experience including at least one (1) year experience in the previous five years as a registered nurse providing direct patient care. OR

  • Associate’s degree in nursing and six years of continuous, full-time experience in direct patient care as a Registered Nurse with experience including at least one (1) year experience in the previous five years as a registered nurse providing direct patient care. Note: As a condition of employment, if the applicant does not meet the patient care practice requirement, he/she must be willing to undertake a mutually agreed upon remediation plan.


  • Shall have or be willing to complete (within 6 months of hire) a course in teaching offered by an accredited school;


  • Current American Heart Associate Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support Card;


  • A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities


  • Provide instructional and/or non-instructional services as specified by contract or assignment in a diverse campus and community environment.

  • Maintain a course outline for each assigned course.

  • Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and scholastic progress.

  • Participate in the development and revision of curriculum.

  • Provide current course orientation materials including syllabus and course outline to each student.

  • Use media aids, the library and other resources as appropriate.

  • Maintain currency in subject matter and/or service area.

  • Communicate with students and staff in a professional manner.

  • Demonstrate versatility in instructional methodology and versatility in serving a diverse student population.

  • Be familiar with and observe appropriate board policies and contractual agreements. Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Commitment to student learning.

  • Awareness of the College mission, vision, and values.

  • Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills, motivations, and academic goals.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials.

  • Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and service students. Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher which includes course work in nursing and education.

  • Experience teaching nursing at a community college.

  • Clinical expertise with certifications.

  • Experience and competency working with and integrating computers, multi-media and computerized software as part of the teaching/learning process.

  • An understanding of the advantages and challenges of developing a nursing program in a small, rural community college.

  • Ability to deliver instruction using strategies designed for diverse learning styles.

  • Ability to design learning objectives and assess learning outcomes.

  • Willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals, as well as cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Job Title: Nursing Science/Clinical Practice Instructor, Part-time Adjunct Pool

Position Number: 00434

Posting Date: 11/07/2011

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Part-Time Academic

Work Week: flexible, as needed

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus