Job Details

East Los Angeles College


FY24 - Nursing (Medical-Surgical) Instructor

Full-Time Tenure-Track C-Basis (10 Months)


ISSUE DATE: January 24, 2024


CLOSING DATE: March 7, 2024


Established in 1945 as part of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), East Los Angeles College (ELAC) serves students in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park, and is the largest campus in its district.  The college has an international, multicultural student body that complements the communities comprising its primary service area.  The college offers both academic transfer courses which prepare students for admission to four-year colleges and universities and occupational programs which prepare students for careers in two years or less.  For more information about ELAC, please visit our website at



ELAC offers an Associate in Science Registered Nursing Degree Program (ADN).  Program curriculum is based upon the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN), Quality Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), and the Nursing Process.  The curriculum is structured according to simple-to-complex knowledge and skills attainment.  Students are provided with theory knowledge concurrently with clinical experience.  The RN program is affiliated with local hospitals and other health care agencies where students administer direct nursing care to patients under the supervision of nursing faculty.  For more information about ELAC Nursing, please visit our website at



ELAC Registered Nursing Program is committed to empowering a diverse student body toward becoming caring and knowledgeable professionals who, through their dedication to lifelong learning, will provide an invaluable service to their communities by performing quality, safe, and competent nursing practice that is based on the most current standards in healthcare.


By focusing instruction on a student-centered approach which provides students with integrated learning experiences in a variety of healthcare and community agencies, the ELAC RN Program is committed to preparing graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to improve and advance health care in the community.


The ELAC Department of Nursing is seeking to fill 1 Probationary Tenure-Track position in Medical-Surgical Nursing.  The positions will begin in the Fall 2024 semester.  Instruction involves theory, laboratory, and clinical teaching responsibility.


In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at ELAC includes lower division courses.  Faculty members are expected to facilitate student learning by designing varied and exciting learning environments.  The regular weekly teaching load is 15 standard hours.  Evening and/or weekend classes may be scheduled based on department needs.  In addition to the regular weekly teaching load, duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:


·       Teach theory, laboratory, and/or clinical components of medical-surgical courses;

·       Teach courses over an academic year in accordance with established course outline;

·       Provide resource and coaching to students as needed;

·       Participate in the development and the assessment of student learning outcomes (SLO's);

·       Maintain scheduled office hours for student contact;

·       Participate in professional development activities and maintain current knowledge in the academic field;

·       Interface with the assigned clinical facility to maintain a desirable environment for the attainment of learning objectives;

·       Develop and update department course curricula;

·       Develop resources, materials, and strategies, including using multimedia technology platforms to teach students in a multicultural environment;

·       Active involvement in campus responsibilities (committee obligations in accordance to faculty contract, accreditation, etc.);

·       Assist in developing new courses and curricula in Nursing as needed;

·       Assume departmental duties as assigned by the chairperson (e.g., participate in program review, plan and attend advisory committee meetings, revise course outlines, assist with student advisement, and participate actively on campus committees);

·       Develop supplementary materials and incorporate instructional technology to complement textbooks, other published materials, and lecture presentations;

·       Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students.


·       Master's degree in Nursing OR

·       Bachelor’s degree in Nursing AND Master’s degree in Health Education or Health Science OR the equivalent


·       OR the minimum qualifications as set by the Board of Registered Nursing, whichever is higher

1.     At least one year of experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care within the last five years in Medical-Surgical Nursing area;

2.     Minimum of one-year teaching experience (two academic semesters or three quarters) in Registered Nursing Program in Medical/Surgical Nursing or completion of a post-baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching registered nursing.  (Please also refer to Application Procedure #7).


·       AND a current California RN License by the start of employment.

·       AND a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.



A medical certificate indicating fitness to instruct or associate with students is required at the applicant's expense after selection from an eligible list and prior to employment.  Additional health and other requirements required by the District and/or clinical facilities may include but not limited to:


·       Tuberculosis Screening

·       Evidence of Immunity to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), Varicella (Chicken Pox), and Hepatitis B

·       Tdap/Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis or Whooping Cough)

·       Influenza (Annual Flu Vaccine)

·       COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster – Mandatory, no exemption

·       Respiratory Fit Testing – N95 mask

·       Color Vision Test

·       Urine Drug Test

·       Live Scan (FBI and DOJ)

·       Fire Card

·       BLS Card from American Heart Association

·       Malpractice Insurance



Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated and complete a baseline test.  LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees’ policy.  Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date.




·       A recent and strong background in Medical-Surgical Nursing acute care practice (three to five years’ experience within the last five years);

·       A second BRN specialty approval (Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing or Pediatric Nursing or Obstetrical/Maternal Child);

·       Experience in Geriatric Nursing;

·       Possess an excellent academic record and have experience teaching adult medical­ surgical nursing in the community college setting;

·       Exhibit knowledge of current nursing theory and clinical practice in the subject matter to be taught;

·       Possess the ability to assume responsibility and accountability for instruction, evaluation of students, and planning and implementing curriculum content in the content area;

·       Demonstrate a commitment to student success;

·       Facilitating student learning by designing varied interactive learning environments including the use of clinical simulation, virtual reality, and high-fidelity simulators;

·       Experience in using Canvas Learning Management System, Zoom meeting, curriculum development, NCLEX-RN Prep, ATI testing service, and previous student success experience will be highly desirable;

·       Demonstrate the understanding of, or have experience in, the use of student learning outcomes (SLO's) in promoting student success;

·       Possess a commitment to collegiality within the instructional environment by interacting effectively with colleagues and maintaining active participation in departmental meetings and committees;

·       Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students;

·       Ability to communicate clearly with students and colleagues;

·       Ability to work effectively with diverse student populations;

·       Ability to adapt to changes in nursing education and health care delivery.



The current salary starting range is from $72,990 to $135,620 for the 10-month academic year depending on education and experience.  The doctoral differential is $4,610 per academic year.  The District provides an excellent benefit package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents.



For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following using the LACCD On-line System:


1.     Letter of Interest (describing applicant’s interest in the position and details why the applicant is a good fit for the position)

2.     Current descriptive detailed resume that summarizes how the applicant meets the qualifications of the position (see #7 below)

3.     Contact information for three (3) references (phone numbers and email addresses)

4.     Copies of all transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts are required for candidates invited to the final interview)

5.     All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States.  Transcripts from foreign institutions must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing

6.     Copy of current California Registered Nurse License

7.     Evidence of eligibility for California Board of Registered Nursing approval as an Instructor (16 CCR 1425 (a (1), c) in the content area (Medical-Surgical Nursing) by providing the following:

·       A master’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing, education or administration;

·       Direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in the nursing area to which he or she is assigned, which can be met by:

A.    One (1) year’s continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a Registered Nurse in the designated nursing area; or

B.    One (1) academic year of Registered Nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency; and

C.    Completion of at least one (1) year experience teaching courses related to registered nursing or completion of a post-baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching Registered Nursing.



In order for the application to be completed successfully, please read the job announcement and upload all the required materials.  Applicants will need to edit the application and documents before uploading/submitting them to the system.  Applicants will not be allowed to change the application information after having applied for this position.  Make sure the documents uploaded are not larger than 5 MB; if they are, please reduce the size for each document or split into more than one document.


The completed application package must be filed no later than 4:30 pm on March 7, 2024 to be considered.  Application materials will not be accepted by Fax, Mail or Email.  Incomplete applications may be excluded from consideration.  All materials submitted will become property of ELAC.  After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.  The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to interviews.


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Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications.  ELAC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw these positions at any time.  Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.


For questions regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Steven Reynolds, Dean, Instructional Services via email at or via phone 323-260-8150.  For program related information, please contact Dr. Brenda Chan, Nursing Program Director, via email: or voicemail: 323-265-8826.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.


Equal Employment Policy

The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination.  A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse workforce and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).


The Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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