Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing: Advanced Practice

Seattle Pacific University

United States

August 21, 2021


Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing: Advanced Practice

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church of North America, Seattle Pacific University invites students to explore or go deeper in Christian faith. We want students to understand and serve the world through this lens. With our uncompromising commitment to academic challenge and rigor, as exemplified by the "Best National University" ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Pacific utilizes Seattle as our campus, exposing more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students to challenges and opportunities, helping them anticipate and shape the future in a thriving, world-class city.

Diversity Statement

Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an exceptional and diverse community. With approximately 350 faculty and 450 staff, at the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully. We recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation, a core theme of the gospel, and inseparable from our Christian faith. We strive to become a workplace that recruits, develops, and retains faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey as a faculty or staff member. Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities fto deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.

Job Description:

Seattle Pacific University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in the Lydia Green Nursing Program in the School of Health Sciences with an emphasis on Advanced Practice. We are seeking a highly qualified faculty member for classroom and clinical teaching primarily in the Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Program. Content areas desired include acute and gerontologic care, evidence-based practice, advanced practice roles (particularly Clinical Nurse Specialist), leadership and care management. Teaching assignments based on credentials and areas of expertise. Opportunities to teach in the nursing undergraduate (BSN) program may also be available. Academic rank to be determined based on qualifications.



  • Earned doctorate in Nursing or closely related discipline. May consider candidates with Masters in Nursing currently enrolled in an accredited doctoral program.
  • Unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington by July 1, 2021 (or start date).
  • At least one graduate-level degree must be in nursing.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship
  • Skill in utilizing a variety of teaching methods and collaborative active learning
  • Creative classroom and clinical teaching informed by evidence-based practice
  • Current knowledge of advanced practice roles
  • Active engagement in curriculum and program development
  • Participation in program review and accreditation reporting
  • Engaged advising /mentoring of students in coursework and professional endeavors
  • Commitment to high professional standards
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills

    Regular, eleven (11)-month academic appointment with teaching responsibility for approximately 33 academic quarter credits in addition to scholarly projects, coordination and supervision of graduate student clinical internships. The candidate also will be engage in graduate student advising and mentoring, curriculum and course development, and campus-related service opportunities.

    About the School of Health Sciences:

    The Lydia Green Nursing Program is a part of the School of Health Sciences and includes a vibrant undergraduate nursing major leading to a BSN as well as graduate programs leading to a Master's of Science in Nursing(MSN) degree. A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is anticipated beginning in 2017. Graduate program nursing specialty pathways include advanced practice (nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist), clinical leadership in practice and nurse educator. The program is highly regarded by the surrounding regional healthcare community. The School of Heath Sciences is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Washington State Nursing Quality Assurance Commission.

    Additional Information:


    Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include health, dental, disability and life insurance, tuition discount, as well as retirement programs. A moving allowance may be provided.

    This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.

    Application Instructions:

    Position will remain open until filled.

    Only applications received through the online process (https: // spu/employment-at-spu), will be accepted. Please submit a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, and other supporting documents.

    For more information, contact:

    Dr. Tyra L. Dean-Ousley, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC

    Dean, School of Health Sciences

    Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Avenue West, Suite 317

    Seattle, WA 98119-1957

    Phone: (206) 281-2027



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