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Lecturer Pool - Psychiatric/Mental Health for Nurse Practitioner Field Study AY 2023/24

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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 Field Study Pool

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

This is a Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Field Study Instructor Pool Ad for the following courses: NURS 583, NURS 533C, NURS 535C, and NURS 539C.

The School of Nursing at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer to teach the Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Field Study courses: NURS 583, NURS 533C, NURS 535C, and NURS 539C.   These are supervisory courses; each student is placed with a clinical preceptor. The faculty in this position will provide 10-15 hours of supervision per course, inclusive of four (4) face-to-face group supervisory sessions per semester, led by the PHMNP Program Coordinator. Faculty also conduct a minimum of two (2) on site visits with the student and the preceptor.

Applicants will use effective face-to-face instruction and assessment techniques to promote students’ successful achievement of course student learning outcomes, based on the Nurse Practitioner program learning outcomes. Specific student learning outcomes are listed in each syllabus.

Responsibilities of the Clinical Supervisory Faculty

Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Provide instruction, as directed by the PMHNP Program Coordinator,  and consistent with the syllabus, in a clear and engaging manner that is appropriate to student experience and expertise, to assist them in meeting course learning outcomes and completing required clinical hours.
  2. Model professional nursing behavior and communication at all times.
  3. Provide contact information to preceptor.
  4. Ensure that the preceptor has received and understands the Graduate Preceptor Guidelines Handbook, Graduate Program Preceptor Profile, course syllabus, and the Preceptor Clinical Evaluation Form.
  5. Attend a minimum of two clinical site visits/semester. These visits are on-site and should include time with the student and preceptor for evaluation purposes.
  6. Attend and contribute to the four (4) group supervisory sessions.
  7. Use clinical objectives as outlined on the syllabus and Faculty Evaluation of Student Performance to document the students’ progress and successful completion of clinical competencies.
  8. Communicate with the student’s preceptor to assess student progress.
  9. Provide immediate consultation and/or support of the preceptor when needed or when problems are reported
  10. Collect mid-term and final Preceptor Evaluation of Student Performance from each student.
  11. Collaborate with the student to complete the Student Evaluation of Preceptor online survey at the end of the semester.
  12. Notify the PMHNP Program Coordinator if a student is not progressing as needed.
  13. Utilize computer and application-based technologies as required to complete instructional and assessment duties. Includes using the assigned Cougar Course.
  14. Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accord with the university and school requirements and deadlines.
  15. Communicate effectively with the PMHNP Program Coordinator to resolve issues or concerns; work effectively as part of the overall faculty team demonstrating positive and collaborative interpersonal relations to meet student needs.
  16. Attend faculty meetings.
  17. Complete all SoN orientation requirements and respond to administrative requests and inservice requirements in a timely manner. 
  18. Maintain professional practice knowledge base and skills needed to instruct learners in contemporary nursing practice for assigned course.
  19. Other duties may include assisting the SoN with 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 California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Meet the School of Nursings 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
  • Certified as a Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience teaching psych/mental health nurse practitioner students . 
  • Preference will be given to applicants with 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 prepare to submit the following:

  • Your completed faculty application
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded)
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Letter of interest (uploaded)

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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