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Faculty Development Coordinator

Samuel Merritt University (SMU), located in Oakland, California, has been educating health science practitioners who are committed to making a positive difference in diverse communities since 1909. Nearly 1,500 students are enrolled at SMU, with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Peninsula. The University offers an undergraduate degree in nursing; master's degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, and physician assistant; and doctoral degrees in nursing, physical therapy and podiatric medicine.

Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing welcomes applications for Faculty Development Coordinator, Oakland Campus.

job responsibilities

Design, implement, coordinate, and evaluate faculty development programs across the nursing undergraduate and graduate programs - coordinating with the faculty development designees at the Learning Centers. As of Fall 2014, the Coordinator position holds 50% release from teaching. Each of the two learning centers has a faculty development appointee with 25% release each. Provide development programs for annualized Oakland campus faculty. Provide support to Oakland individuals and faculty groups in developing and implementing scholarship goals. Develop innovative approaches to support new faculty teaching, scholarship, and role acquisition. Coordinate the maintenance of the CANVAS SoN Resource Course. Facilitate faculty development and enhancement of teaching skills and knowledge in support of school of nursing and university strategic plans. Facilitate faculty in advancing knowledge and skills in relation to professional nursing education goals. Collaborate with SoN administration in pursuing resources for and implementing programs that advance faculty development . Serve as ex officio member of the SoN Faculty Development, Scholarship and Service committee.

Teaches in area of expertise.  Faculty is responsible for creating environments that facilitate student learning and the attainment of expected outcomes at the course and program levels.  Faculty has ownership for the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of the curricula within the School of Nursing which are designed to prepare graduates to provide nursing care in a dynamic health care environment.

Faculty is required to provide service on School of Nursing committees, University committees and other committees or task forces. Professional service implies the use of academic and professional expertise to serve the University, the nursing profession and the community. Service consists of meaningful activities that promote the image, mission or strategic priorities of the University, the well-being of relevant individuals or groups among the community of interest or the professional growth of faculty.

Scholarship and Creative Activity
Faculty members are required to engage in scholarship that reflects activities resulting in the production, reorganization/refinement, dissemination or creation of works that advance knowledge in one’s field.

education and experience

In addition to possessing excellent communication skills, the ability to function effectively in a team or independently, and knowledge of the faculty role, qualified candidates should also possess:

  • Doctorate in nursing or an equivalent field.
  • Expertise in nursing education and faculty development.
  • Progressive teaching experience and faculty supervision in classroom, practice, and/or laboratory settings (baccalaureate or higher degree nursing preferred).
  • Holds or is eligible for an unencumbered Registered Nurse license in California.

how to apply

Rank and compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send letter of interest and CV to the Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment at you for your interest in Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing!


The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.


posted august 2014