Pasadena City College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Licensed Vocational Nursing Instructor commencing with the 2023-2024 academic year. Nursing faculty members in the Nursing program are directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the Vocational Nursing program and ensuring program compliance with the California Board of Vocational Nursing. These responsibilities require leadership in both academic and clinical nursing, and include meeting student retention goals, participating in educational planning; evaluating student performance; motivating and advising students; and generating program reports as needed.

We are committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, including those of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of background and level of preparation. We are looking for candidates with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented demographics in the sciences who can create a welcoming classroom culture and positively engage in our diverse student population.

At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses.

  • We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice.
  • We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities.
  • Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and engagement that incorporates working with historically marginalized populations.
  • We seek candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our racially and socially diverse student population.
  • We seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values.

We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. PCC is a designated Hispanic-serving institution that takes great responsibility in serving our Latinx students while also supporting Black, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Indigenous students towards their educational attainment and economic well-being. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.


  • Teach classes in this discipline/area
  • Participate in professional development activities that support best practices for teaching a diverse population of both major and non-major students
  • Participate in the evaluation, revision, and development of the curriculum
  • Plans learning experiences (i.e., classroom activities, pre/post conferences, and clinical assignments for student supervision, evaluation, and feedback conferences)
  • Prepares written evaluation materials (i.e., syllabi, tests, handouts, etc.) for submission and duplication in a timely manner
  • Requests and submits complete descriptions of equipment and supplies needed for activities (clinical lab supplies, AV material, course budgets, etc.)
  • Manages schedule to ensure regular and prompt attendance at all required course activities, committee and faculty meetings
  • Plans and schedules teaching and clinical/lab activities for curriculum courses and teaching
  • Prepares formal and informal reports as required for Systematic Program Evaluation governing institution, and governmental and accrediting agencies
  • Controls and monitors ongoing instructional activities and systems in order to maintain adherence to prescribed standards and student evaluation
  • Holds students accountable for acquiring competency in their performance, and assists students in re-mediation to acquire and maintain competence
  • Motivates students through instructional and counseling activities toward high levels of contribution to the discipline. Conducts conferences with students concerning academic and clinical competence and progress
  • Records and maintains data for student records, grades, accreditation, program compliance with the California Board of Vocational Nursing Requirements and school studies (i.e. test item banks, course evaluation portfolio, annual course reports, etc.)
  • Coordinates and manages the course implementation in consultation with members of the teaching team
  • Effectively and Collegially work with other faculty and staff to meet program goals and objectives
  • Participates in scholarship through teaching, application, and the integration, and discovery of knowledge
  • Participates in recruitment and retention programs
  • Participates with faculty to develop and assess student learning outcomes. Uses the results to improve teaching and learning
  • Participates in divisional and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities
  • Undertakes the divisional and professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member
  • Participate in the recruitment, outreach, and development of internship opportunities for students


  • Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of students with differing learning modalities and abilities
  • Knowledge of current practices in distance education including learning management systems such as Canvas
  • Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles


  • Bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience


  • Valid California Community College Instructor Credential


  • The equivalent

Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC's

Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.

(Note: A bachelor's in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration, and certification as a registered dietitian, is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)

  • Current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) license required from the California state board of nursing


  • Earned doctorate in nursing, education, or related field
  • Additional nursing experience beyond what is required for the minimum qualifications · Familiarity with clinical partners' hospitals
  • Ability to be approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians as an instructor
  • Previous experience working with Vocational Nursing Students
  • Willingness to make load teaching in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program, if required
  • Clinical experience in Medical/Surgical Nursing preferred
  • Willingness to work with and support students who have diverse learning needs · Ability to teach through a variety of mechanisms to effectively instruct students

Ten Months, 100% – Tenure-track position beginning August 2023

Thirty-four (34) hours per week consisting of a combination of in-class teaching and preparation for teaching; five and one half (5.5) hours of additional time for student conferences; and five and one half (5.5) hours for professional growth and development, College governance and other professional responsibilities. The College has two 16-week semesters and offers a full range of courses beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Faculty must be available to teach anytime within those hours. Faculty may be offered the opportunity to teach classes during winter and summer intersessions.


  • Successful completion of livescan clearance and TB screening
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109
  • Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member
  • Board of Trustees approval

Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Applications completed and received by 11:59 p.m. on February 8, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through the Applicant Tracking Software (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Positions are full-time (100%) and "open until filled," unless otherwise stated.

The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees.

Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete.

If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626.585.7388. Applicants may expect to be notified. approximately 4 – 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Cover Letter addressing qualifications for this position. Please discuss the ways you meet each of the points listed under "The Responsibilities," "Minimum Qualifications," "Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities" and "Desirable/Preferred Qualifications. Include an Equity, diversity, and inclusion statement that describes your past and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion

After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage.

Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted.

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About Pasadena City College

Since 1924, Pasadena City College has provided the San Gabriel Valley with a high-quality, innovative learning environment that inspires student success.

Each semester PCC serves 29,200+ students, including international students from 76 different countries. Our academic programs encompass a variety of degrees, transfer programs, certificates of achievement, and occupational skills certificates that challenge students and support progress toward their goals.

Widely recognized as a transfer leader, PCC is one of California’s top schools for transfers to local universities, including the CSU and UC system, USC, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, and more.

Whether a student is beginning his or her college experience here, or picking up new skills for a change in career or work responsibilities, PCC empowers individuals to maximize their investment in education.

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