The School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks talented, innovative, and productive nurse scientists/scholars to join UCLA nursing faculty as tenured Associate Professors or Professors. An Endowed Chair is available.
We seek a senior nurse scientist/scholar/leader with an established, federally-funded program of research focused on clinical or population science, evidence of excellence in teaching, leadership in professional service, and evidence of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
We welcome and encourage candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service and/or clinical practice has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
- Earned research doctorate (PhD in nursing or related field)
- Current licensure (or eligible for current licensure) in California as a registered nurse and/or advanced level of practitioners/clinicians
- Evidence of an established independent research program congruent with the mission of the School
- Evidence of teaching and service excellence, including graduate-level teaching experience in an academic institution
- Evidence of promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and/or in the community
The positions will remain open until filled.
The UCLA School of Nursing is seeking applicants for a full-time Adjunct Faculty (non-tenure track) position inclusive of a 0.5 FTE appointment as Director for Clinical Education. Rank commensurate with qualifications at Assistant, Associate professor, or Professor rank.
The successful candidate will contribute to the School of Nursing mission in the areas of teaching, scholarship/research, and service. In the administrative role, the successful candidate will provide collaborative leadership to sustain and expand clinical and community partners such as clinical agencies, community-based healthcare settings, health systems, and other academic institutions to support faculty teaching and student learning in clinical settings. The candidate must demonstrate a record of collaboration with nursing preceptors and administrators in varied clinical settings; knowledge and skills for clinical problem-solving; use of formative and summative evaluation processes to guide continuous quality improvement; and the skills and commitment to continue building sustainable and scalable academic-practice partnerships for excellent clinical education across academic programs.
The Director of Clinical Education is responsible to:
- Serve as a liaison to the external community to build productive practice partnerships in support of clinical education.
Sustain, support, and expand the network of clinical sites (affiliated and to be affiliated) and the network of clinical preceptors for student learning
Develop emerging opportunities in clinical education, including the University of California consortium for Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner preparation
Serve as liaison to the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) as needed, and align clinical education experiences with accrediting and regulatory standards and requirements.
- Lead clinical education innovation and quality improvement
Lead clinical education innovation and quality improvement
Lead clinical placement coordinators and clinical affiliation coordinators to provide effective services
Use administrative databases (such as eValue) to organize, visualize, and report clinical education patterns, trends, and needed data for CCNE and CABRN Accreditation, UC Health, UCLA Health, and local/regional health systems.
Institute data tracking systems to record and monitor medication errors, accidents, and incidents in clinical settings, and collaborate with Program Directors to remediate unsafe clinical practice
Collaborate with the Director of Evaluation to act on formative and summative evaluations of clinical education to improve clinical education safety and quality
Seek extramural funding in support of clinical education
- Collaborate with School of Nursing program directors, faculty, clinical coordinators, and skills and simulation directors to support faculty teaching and student learning
- Enhance academic and clinical experiences to meet the demands and needs of nursing clinical education
- Develop and implement competency-based clinical assessment and evaluation methods in collaboration with faculty
- Host faculty orientation for clinical teaching prior to initial clinical teaching assignment
- Review, refine, and maintain preceptor handbooks for prelicensure and graduate student clinical experience
- Teach courses across programs congruent with teaching expertise and experience
- Produce scholarship congruent with expertise and experience, either independently or in collaboration with faculty and clinical colleagues
The Director of Clinical Education directly reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, serves on the Dean’s Leadership Team and Council and participates in program planning, implementation, and evaluation, and generates reports and documentation as requested by Associate Dean.
The Director of Clinical Education demonstrates integrity-based, effective communication, solves problems, builds professional relationships with internal and external constituencies in support of academic and practice partnerships, and provides servant and collaborative leadership with a strong sense of responsibility, accountability, and efficiency to support the missions of the School of Nursing and UCLA.
The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.
The School of Nursing is looking for full-time or part-time Lecturer applicants. Candidates must have the following qualifications:
- MSN or doctorate in nursing, doctorate preferred
- National certification and clinical experience as either a Family Nurse Practitioner or an Adult/Gerontology - Primary Care
- Have or be eligible for a license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in California.
- Prior teaching experience preferred
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity as a core value in education
Candidates for this position should have a good understanding of the academic process and the university setting. They should also possess the ability to establish excellent working relationships with other faculty, students, and preceptors. The position may require travel to clinical sites within the greater Southern California community. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
- Preparing and presenting lectures, and providing clinical instruction to advanced practice students (nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists) in theory and/or clinical courses, in accordance with the curriculum.
- Constructing, administering, grading, and filing appropriate student evaluations and final grades.
- Instructing students in skills labs and physical assessment labs as needed.
- Identifying clinical training sites and providing feedback to the Program Director for Advanced Practice Programs and the Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs regarding the fit of clinical sites to student learning.
- Providing student counseling and mentorship as needed, in conjunction with the Director of Student Affairs.
- Participating in Program Meetings and School of Nursing committees as needed.
- Functioning effectively as part of teaching teams.
The School of Nursing values diversity and welcomes applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. We encourage those who have experience mentoring students from underrepresented groups and who are committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research, and creative endeavors to apply.
The UCLA School of Nursing invites applicants for Lecturer positions (full-time or part-time) for Pre-Licensure in the field of: Medical Surgical, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Maternity, Public Health, and/or Geriatrics) for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024.
Candidates should have the following qualifications: 1) a Master’s degree in Nursing; 2) excellent skills in teaching and mentoring students; 2) excellent clinical skills in medical-surgical nursing, mental health, pediatrics maternity, public health and/or geriatric nursing; 3) excellent interpersonal skills; 4) demonstrated ability as an educator, including classroom management, mastery of educational methodologies, and/or experience with individualized student coaching and remediation; 5) have/or be eligible for a license as a Registered Nurse in California, 6) meet eligibility requirements for BRN certification in clinical instruction 7) demonstrated commitment to diversity as a core value in education.
Candidates should have a good understanding of the academic process and the University setting along with the ability to establish excellent working relationships with other faculty, students, and preceptors. The position may require traveling to clinical sites within the greater Southern California community.
Responsibilities include: 1) prepare and present lectures for students in the clinical courses for the Undergraduate and Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse (MECN) programs according to the curriculum; 2) construct, administer, and file appropriate student evaluations, including tests, performance exams (e.g., Objective Structured Clinical Exams [OSCEs]), and final grades; 3) provide consultation to clinical instructors as required at clinical training sites to insure effective student learning; 4) instruct students in fundamentals, skills labs, including virtual simulations, and physical assessment labs as needed; 5) participate in one- on-one student coaching and remediation as directed; 6) serve as an academic advisor for prelicensure students, as assigned by the Prelicensure Program Director; 7) provide feedback to the Prelicensure Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs regarding the fit of clinical sites to student learning as needed; 8) provide student counseling and mentorship as needed, in conjunction with the Prelicensure Program Director and the Director for Student Affairs, and 9) function effectively as part of teaching teams.
The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from underrepresented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.
Under the supervision of a Principal Investigator, the Project Director will manage all aspects of a clinical research study. The study is a clinical trial assessing whether breathing training can improve physical and mental well-being. The work environment can be hybrid, whereby some activities must be in-person and others may be remote. This position is an opportunity to contribute to leading-edge health research. The position does not require prior research experience, and training will be provided.
The Project Director's work will encompass distinct areas: 1) recruiting and maintaining relationships with participants; 2) coordinating and assisting with data collection; 3) liaising with UCLA faculty, clinicians, and research staff; 4) tracking data collection; and 5) performing administrative tasks related to the study and to helping the Principal Investigator. In addition to performing these tasks, the Project Director will guide research volunteers. The Project Director, working with the team, will: Recruit and screen participants. Communicate with research participants, encourage them to maintain participation, and respond to technological or procedural questions. Serve as the main contact person for research participants; prepare and send necessary information, confirmation emails, telephone participants to remind them of appointments, provide directions, and information about the study and related resources. Perform interviews on health topics including in menopausal and hormonal status in women. Help with studies at UCLA involving attaching sensors (e.g., ECG electrodes, respiration belts) to the body. After training, operate other advanced physiology recording systems (including brain imaging with "fNIRS"). Travel on occasion to research participants' homes to deliver equipment. Approach and liaise with physicians and staff in the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, and other sleep centers, for recruitment purposes. Develop documentation, tracking procedures, and training materials related to the research study. Use systems for organizing data collection, recording and backing up of data, and participant tracking. Prepare and analyze data for submission as required by the Institutional Review Board and other organizations. Work with the School of Nursing staff to arrange purchases, subject reimbursements, and other financial tasks. Perform administrative duties as requested. Perform additional project and data management duties as assigned.