College of Health & Human Services


School of Nursing - Lecturer/Clinical Preceptor Placement Coordinator, Part-time position with benefits.

Job Summary: Serves as the Clinical Preceptor Placement Coordinator for the School of Nursing and lecturer.  Analyzes and develops community partnerships to meet program needs with respect to undergraduate preceptor placements. Communicates effectively with faculty, students, Associate Director, and program coordinators to identify student and course needs for preceptors.  Forecasts clinical preceptor needs based on student admission and progression dates.  Communicates with clinical agencies and clinical educators to place students with effective and qualified preceptors in appropriate clinical settings. Coordinates with staff to monitor clinical agency contracts, orientation needs and health clearance needs of faculty and students. Maintains clinical site data base and communicates information as indicated. Also assumes some teaching responsibilities for basic foundational skills courses or college introduction to higher education courses, commensurate with educational and experiential background.

Starting Date:


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have an appropriate degree from an accredited university. To teach undergraduate lower division basic skills courses-bachelor’s degree in nursing; introduction to higher education courses-master’s degree, for upper division nursing supervision courses a master’s degree in nursing.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate by phone and e-mail with education coordinators at medical facilities across the Los Angeles Basin.  Must be able to plan, organize and prioritize work; maintain files and records; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; exercise tact, courtesy, alertness and good judgment in responding to others.  Must be able to multi-task, and complete assignments in a timely fashion and work under pressure.  Must be computer literate and be proficient in standard work processing and database software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Must possess excellent organization skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; and have an understanding of standard office procedures.  It is essential that the candidate displays a strong customer-service focus and demonstrates the capacity to work successfully with a diverse constituency that consists of students, staff, faculty, administrators, clinical partners and University visitors from diverse cultural and social-economic backgrounds and from constituents from the public and private sectors. Must be able to anticipate potential problems and prevent them from occurring. Able to interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written or presentation form. Able to teach foundational courses either in the nursing specialty or in HHS Introduction to Higher Education courses.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the nursing field and/or in a medical facility. Some teaching experience with lower division courses.


Under supervision of the Associate Director, the incumbent will be responsible for determining student need for preceptors in the nursing program, locate preceptors at the facilities in the Los Angeles Basin and match the students with a preceptor at least one month prior to the quarter the courses will be taught.  In a given school year, approximately 450 preceptors are to be matched with students.  (The most placements are needed in the fall and Spring quarters of each year.) Assumes some teaching responsibility for basic foundational skills courses or college Introduction to Higher Education courses.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution. Faculty may have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with other academic programs, including the Honors College and ethnic/area studies.

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Dr. Lorie Judson
Director, School of Nursing
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Fingerprinting is required and will be checked by the California Department of Justice and FBI.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.