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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 quarterly 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 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 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 the specialty and site, clinical courses are taught from one day a week 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.   The pay scale is based upon level of education.


Required:  A master’s degree is preferred for all faculty positions; however, applicants with a
baccalaureate degree in nursing and three years of experience in the specialty will be considered.  Applicants should be eligible for unencumbered licensure in Washington State as a registered nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioner (APRN).

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 52 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2019" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. 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 whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its 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