Sutter Health SMU-Instructor-Medical Surgical Specialty-(San Francisco Peninsula Campus) in San Mateo, California

Position Overview:

Job Summary:

Teaching and Learning

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/or Experience:

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in nursing or an equivalent field required

  • Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education preferred

  • Specialization in area of teaching responsibility

  • At least three years of progressive teaching experience in classroom, practice, and/or laboratory settings preferred. Baccalaureate or higher degree preferred.

  • Recent (within five years) practice experience in area of specialization

  • Registered Nurse or eligible for licensure in California

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirement described below represents those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential components of their job in a successful manner. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly asked to:

  • Sit, stand, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, talk, see, or hear.

  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

  • Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken, written, and electronic word and receive detailed information through verbal communication.

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.

Organization: Samuel Merritt University

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.