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Samuel Merritt University

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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 1,400 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.

The School of Nursing welcomes applications for Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
(75% Admin; 25% Teaching).

Requires: Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning. Must have at least one graduate degree in nursing. At least three years of progressive experience in  teaching in graduate nursing programs. At least three years of experience in administration/ management in masters or higher degree nursing programs highly recommended. Registered Nurse or  eligible for licensure in California.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. 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.

Please send letter of interest and CV to the Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment at

For more information see

Samuel Merritt University has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

posted february 2014