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Job ID: 148926

Director, School of Nursing

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2020
Title Director, School of Nursing
San Diego, CA, United States
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2021
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2021
  • Director/Manager
  • Nursing - General

San Diego State University, College of Health and Human Services is seeking an experienced, innovative, and energetic academic leader to serve as Director of the School of Nursing. The position of Director is a full-time tenured faculty position and is available as of July 2021 in a CCNE accredited School of Nursing (SON) that offers generic baccalaureate, RN to BS, and Master’s degree programs.

Qualified applicants must hold an earned doctorate in nursing or a doctorate in a related field with a Master’s in Nursing, teaching and administrative experience in academic nursing programs, scholarly achievements, and have experience in collaborating with community partners and organizations ethnic and culturally diverse populations communities. Research and active participation in public and professional activities preferred. Applicants must also be eligible for or currently licensed to practice nursing in California, and meet the California Board of Registered Nursing requirements to serve as a School of Nursing Director.

The Director of the School of Nursing will be responsible for meeting all accreditation requirements set forth by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and regulatory requirements by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The Director is the academic administrator of the School of Nursing and is responsible for oversight of curriculum development and evaluation, faculty recruitment, and clinical placements for students. The Director is also responsible for managing the department’s resources – human, fiscal, and physical and providing effective leadership and direction for academic programs. Fostering communication and collaboration across disciplines and colleges at SDSU will be important to support the program. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Salary and rank for this full-time position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Salary and benefits are competitive and are commensurate with experience and academic preparation. The School supports the teacher-scholar model that emphasizes teaching and research. We anticipate beginning applicant review in December 2020. The position will remain open until it is filled.

The SON has dynamic educational programs, uses creative and innovative teaching methods, and offers research opportunities and support in acquiring funding. The School of Nursing currently offers a pre-licensure BSN program, a post-licensure RN to BSN program, and graduate concentrations in Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults and Elderly (NP/CNS) and Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems. See our website at for more information.

San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76, and doctorates in 21. See for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, © have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet at least two or more of these criteria.

This position reports to the Dean, College of Health and Human Services. Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. For questions, please contact Dr. Willa Fields at

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

  • SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Elena Jarin
    School Nursing
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92182-4158
  • 619-594-1021
  • 619-594-2765


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