Sutter Health SMU-RN to BSN-Assistant Chair (Oakland Campus) in Oakland, California



The assistant chair will assist the program chair in administering the RN to BSN Program adhering to the mission, vision, and goals of the program, school of nursing, and the university, accreditation and BRN requirements, and other relevant requirements and standards.

A regular faculty is expected to devote 70% of his/her time (1320 workload hours) to teaching and the remainder to scholarship and service. This position receives 660 hours (50%) release from teaching for the administrative role.

The position reports to theprogram chair and may supervise student workers, as necessary.

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.



  • Effective leadership and critical thinking skills

  • Excellent organizational and operational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Effective project planning and implementation skills

  • Substantial computer and technology skill sufficient to meet teaching and administrative responsibilities


  • Earned doctoral degree in nursing or equivalent

  • Unencumbered registered nurse license in California or license eligible

  • At least three years’ full-time teaching experience in nursing higher education.

  • At least three years’ progressive experience in administration/management in masters or higher degree nursing programs and/or clinical settings, preferred


  • Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word in person or on the telephone.

  • Ability to receive detailed information through verbal and written communication.

  • Ability to read and write clear documents.

  • Ability to travel to campuses, clinical sites and professional meetings

  • Work variable hours and days, as program needs indicate

Primary Location: California, East Bay, Oakland

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: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Other

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.