Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing-BSN Adult Care/Acute Care

Seattle Pacific University

United States

October 11, 2021


Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing-BSN Adult Care/Acute Care

About Seattle Pacific University:

About Seattle Pacific University: Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Christian university, SPU is clearly evangelical, genuinely ecumenical, and distinctively Wesleyan, and seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission. The University is located in a cosmopolitan urban center with rich cultural diversity and is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty.

Diversity Statement

The School of Health Sciences is committed to an intentional and sustained school-wide effort to hire and support a diverse faculty. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing men and minorities who are underrepresented in nursing higher education and careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service. At Seattle Pacific University, 40% of students are persons of color, and a significant number are first-generation college students (see student profile). Thus, applicants who can demonstrate effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially welcomed. We invite you to join us on our journey as a faculty or staff member. Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and employee ongoing opportunities to 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.

About the School of Health Sciences/Lydia Green Nursing Program: The Lydia Green Nursing Program is a part of the School of Health Sciences and includes a vibrant undergraduate BSN program and graduate programs leading to either a master of science in nursing (MSN) or a doctor of nursing practice (DNP). Graduate nursing specialty pathways for the DNP include advanced practice (FNP, AGNP and AGCNS) and an MSN pathway for nurse educator. The program is highly regarded by the surrounding regional healthcare community. Each of our nursing programs is approved by the Washington State Nursing Quality Assurance Commission and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Job Description:

Seattle Pacific University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure track eligible faculty position in the Lydia Green Nursing Program in the School of Health Sciences.

We are looking for a highly qualified faculty member for classroom and clinical teaching in our concept-based, pre-licensure BSN curriculum. We welcome applicants from all specialty backgrounds but especially those with experience and expertise in the areas of adult health and illness, particularly acute care.

While this faculty member will have teaching responsibilities primarily in the undergraduate, pre-licensure program offered in an on-campus format. Opportunities to teach in the nursing graduate (DNP) program may also be available.

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
  • Engaged advising /mentoring of students in coursework and professional endeavors
  • Active engagement in curriculum and program development
  • Participation in program review and accreditation reporting
  • Participation in faculty governance
  • Commitment to high professional standards
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills
  • Experience in working effectively in a multicultural academic community.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Regular, nine (9)-month academic appointment with teaching responsibility for approximately 33 academic quarter credits in addition to advising and mentoring, curriculum and course development, individual scholarship, and department/campus-related service opportunities.



  • Earned doctorate in Nursing or closely related discipline. At least one graduate-level degree must be in nursing. May consider candidates with Master's in Nursing who are currently enrolled in an accredited doctoral program.
  • Unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Washington by September 1, 2021 (or start date).
  • Board certification in a clinical specialty or nursing education is desirable, but not required.
  • Additional Information:

    Position will remain open until filled.

    COMPENSATION: Academic rank to be determined based on qualifications. 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.

    Additional Information:

    All SPU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentary proof of vaccination unless an exception applies. For more information, see SPU's Vaccination Requirements FAQs webpage.

    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:

    Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, and other supporting documents.


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