Faculty in Nursing

Full-time or part-time, with faculty rank; non-continuing status track (non-tenure); 11 month faculty appointment, in the School of Natural Sciences.

Job Description:

Fresno Pacific University’s nursing program invites applications for a full-time or part-time faculty position. The nursing program is currently CCNE accredited and has an ADN – BSN program and an MSN program with a family nurse practitioner (FNP) focus. All courses will be offered in a blended format. This position will participate in planning, teaching, and evaluating theory and clinical courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The faculty position will be based at the FPU North Fresno Center and require travel to regional centers in Visalia and Merced.


  • Teach in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs;
  • Plan, teach and evaluate theory and clinical courses;
  • Provide competent instruction in the clinical and theoretical areas of nursing;
  • Participate in and contribute to the team-teaching of classroom and clinical courses;
  • Utilize the university online assessment system for teaching and learning;
  • Supervise students at various clinical sites;
  • Maintain relationship with clinical sites and professional peers and assist with clinical placements for nursing practicums;
  • Promote positive and productive relationships with hospitals, clinics, businesses and agencies in the health care community;
  • Attend faculty meetings;
  • Mentor and advise nursing students;
  • Serve on university committees as needed;
  • Maintain professional memberships and scholarly activities;
  • Work closely with the nursing director and regional center staff.



  • Doctorate in nursing or other related discipline (DNP, PHD, or EdD completed or in progress);
  • Master’s degree in nursing with an FNP; candidate must be nationally certified or eligible for certification;
  • Current California RN license or qualified to receive California license;
  • California Public Health Certificate or qualified to receive certification;
  • Record or promise of scholarly achievement;
  • Mentor and advise nursing majors (as well as general education students);
  • Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.


  • Minimum of two - three years of university teaching experience;
  • Current clinical nursing experience;
  • Able to learn and navigate technology, course management systems, and virtual learning environments such as Moodle and Blackboard.

University Description:

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,700 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic ServingInstitution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.


Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.


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Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

  • Karen Cianci, Ph.D.
  • Dean, School of Natural Sciences 
  • Fresno Pacific University 
  • 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2304
  • Fresno, CA 93702 
  • Or email: FPUProv@fresno.edu