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Lecturer Pool - Psychiatric/Mental Health for Nurse Practitioner Didactic Courses AY 2023/24

Apply now Job no: 528787
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Psychiatric/Mental Health for Nurse Practitioner Didactic Courses Pool

  • Position: Lecturer - AY
  • Academic Year: 2023/2024
  • Modality: In-person
  • College: CEHHS - College of Education, Health and Human Service
  • Department: School of Nursing

This is a Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Pool Ad for the following didactic courses:

  • NURS 580: Advanced Concepts in Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS 582: Advanced Mental Health Assessment
  • NURS 584: Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • NURS 532B: Advanced Practice Management of Individuals Across the Life Span I
  • NURS 534B: Advanced Mental Health Management of Groups and Families Across the Life Span
  • NURS 538:  Advanced Mental Health Management of Vulnerable Groups and Populations Across the Life Span

The School of Nursing at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer to teach in the Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program didactic courses.  

As a member of this collaborative professional nursing faculty, applicants will use effective multiple instruction and assessment modalities to promote students’ successful achievement academic success.

The didactic course instructor is responsible to prepare for and teach the didactic course according to the School of Nursing curriculum map. Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Teaching
    1. Prepare the course syllabus in accordance with university policy, using the master course syllabus.
    2. Provide didactic instruction, according to the syllabus, in a clear and engaging manner that is appropriate to students academic level, to assist them in achieving competence according to the student learning outcomes. 
    3. Utilize multiple instruction modalities to deliver course content to meet a variety of student learning styles.
    4. Utilize multiple learning assessment modalities to meet a variety of student learning styles.
    5. Utilize computer and application-based technologies as required to complete instruction and assessment of student learning. This includes the Learning Management System and all academic support programs adopted by the School of Nursing.
    6. Provide written student feedback in a timely manner to facilitate students’ learning progression through the semester.
    7. Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with the university and school requirements and deadlines.
    8. Assist students to master course material by being available through weekly posted office hours and by helping them to access university academic support services.
    9. Notify the program Associate Director if a student is not progressing as needed and utilize SoN resources to promote student success.
  2. Professional Role
    1. Communicate effectively with colleagues, to resolve issues or concerns; work effectively as part of the overall faculty team demonstrating positive and collaborative interpersonal relations to meet student learning needs
    2. Model professional nursing behavior and communication at all times.
    3. Uphold the ANA Nursing Code of Ethics.
    4. Complete all SoN orientation requirements and respond to administrative requests and inservice responsibilities in a timely manner. 
    5. Maintain professional practice knowledge base and skills needed to instruct learners in contemporary nursing practice for the assigned course.
    6. Accountable for the information presented in monthly faculty meetings.
  3. Other duties
    1. Other duties may include assisting the SoN with the course and/or program revision/development, assisting with research, and participating in committees as an active member of the faculty.   

Minimum qualifications:

  • MSN 
  • Recent work experience as a Psych/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse.   
  • State licensure by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 
  • Certified as a Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. 
  • Meet the School of Nursing’s requirements regarding background checks, immunizations, and CPR. 
  • Per California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • DNP or Ph.D. in Nursing 
  • Experience teaching psych/mental health nurse practitioner students.   
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching. 

Salary commensurate with degree level and experience

  • Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,530 - $6,056 per full-time month

The salary schedule information for the Lecturer – Academic Year Classification is available based on the following ranges:

  • CSU Classification Salary Range Lecturer A - AY: $4,530 – $6,056 per full-time month
  • CSU Classification Salary Range Lecturer B - AY: $5,405 - $11,994 per full-time month

The anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience.


To apply, please submit the following:

  • Your completed faculty application
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded)
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Letter of interest (uploaded)
  • Documentation of teaching effectiveness and sample course syllabi are strongly encouraged when available.

Timeline: Applications are accepted and reviewed as needed, on an ongoing basis throughout 2023/2024 Academic Year.

Applications in this pool ad will only be good for the current academic year. This pool will be closed effective May 31st.  If you wish to be considered for the next academic year, you will need to apply to the new pool as it becomes available by June 15th.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu.

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