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Adjunct, College of Nursing

Position Description

Seattle University College of Nursing invites applications for part-time adjunct faculty to teach at the undergraduate through DNP levels.  Applications are accepted throughout the year, with openings available in a variety of specialties. 

We seek outstanding nurses with at least one year of experience in their specialties to teach clinically in the following areas:  medical-surgical nursing; obstetrical nursing; pediatric nursing; psychiatric/mental health nursing; and geriatric nursing. In addition, we welcome applicants with advanced practice certification and two years of clinical experience to teach graduate students in Care systems leadership, midwifery and several nurse practitioner tracks: Family, Adult-Gerontology (Acute and Primary Care), and Family Psychiatric Mental Health.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the University’s mission, vision and values. The College emphasizes care of underserved and marginalized populations, both locally and abroad. In concert with our Jesuit mission, we are dedicated to social justice and formation for leadership. The faculty is committed to graduating the highest quality nurses, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Nationally respected neighboring health and research institutions offer opportunities for collaboration; Seattle University faculty, staff and students are eager to engage in interdisciplinary work.  Additional information is available at 

Depending upon specialty and site, clinical courses are taught from one to two days a week; eight hour or twelve-hour shifts; days, evenings, or nights; weekdays or weekends; and in a variety of clinical sites throughout King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. Pay scale is based upon level of education.


A master’s degree plus one year of clinical experience is preferred for faculty teaching at the undergraduate level.  Applicants should hold an unencumbered license in Washington State as a Registered Nurse.  Advanced practice faculty must also hold WA State licensure as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and have at least two years of clinical experience.

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range: $1,020 - $1,425 per work unit

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit materials online at Please include a cover letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Application review will be ongoing.

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122