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Adjunct Instructor (Graduate/DNP Program)

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Who we are: Samuel Merritt University graduates improve health outcomes and reduce disparities for all members of our communities. We have spent more than a century preparing outstanding healthcare professionals through immersive learning and community engagement, and are deeply committed to transforming healthcare through diversity and inclusion. At the School of Nursing, we are at the forefront of educational innovation in theory and practice to prepare highly competent professional nursing leaders who are engaged in the advancement of nursing practice and the improvement of health for diverse populations/peoples. Our mission is to prepare highly skilled nurse clinicians and nurse leaders who promote health and well-being across diverse populations and communities, recognize the importance of Social Determinants of Health, and practice with compassion, kindness, and respect.

Join a team of dedicated educators: Our faculty are known for their passion for growing the nursing vocation. With this passion, we strive to awaken curiosity in our students and instill lifelong learning. Congruent with our values, we work hard to inspire service and leadership in our students and in our surrounding communities. For this reason, the role of faculty is vitally important because of their unmatched position to shape the professional and personal development of graduates. Adjunct faculty are responsible for creating a positive learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the course and implement the policies identified in the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course objectives.

Position Summary: There are adjunct faculty opportunities available for the online Doctor of Nursing Practice program. These opportunities are ideal for nurses who have expertise in advanced nursing and advanced practice nursing but are not seeking full-time teaching positions.

Major Areas of responsibilities include but not limited to:

All Assignments

  • Completes the required orientation for adjunct faculty
  • Creates a dynamic, learner-centered environment that supports the diverse learning needs of the student population based on educational theory and evidence-based teaching practices
  • Apprises students of their progress in coursework or project completion and for those who are not meeting expectations, establishes a mutual learning plan to achieve stated goals
  • Notifies the program director/chair (and course manager if relevant) of at-risk students as soon as identified and at least weekly thereafter
  • Completes final evaluation of student performance and submits student grades on time
  • Participates in program and course faculty meetings as needed
  • Meets with program faculty to review the course and make recommendations for improvements
  • Refers students to appropriate learning and support resources.

Teaching (Theory)

  • Prepares and conducts effective online learning activities congruent with the course objectives
  • Plans learning experiences that are appropriate for practice doctoral pedagogy
  • Organizes and maintains the Canvas course
  • Responds to student electronic and other communications within 48 hours
  • Prepares and reviews student projects and evaluates learner performance in the classroom
  • Meets with students as requested outside of class to provide learning support
  • Submits attendance as required by the university

DNP Project Chair

  • Provides guidance and support for the development and implementation of a DNP project consistent with the objectives of the project and DNP project guidelines
  • Manages the DNP project committee to support the student with the development and implementation of their DNP project
  • Mentors students through the completion of their projects
  • Advocates for students through the completion of their projects
  • Responds to student electronic and other communications within 48 hours
  • Meets with students and/or the project committee as needed or requested

Qualifications :

Education and/or Experience:

  • Earned doctorate is required. Doctorate in nursing (PhD or DNP) from an accredited institution of higher learning is preferred
  • Experience with advanced nursing or advanced nursing practice is required
  • Experience teaching diverse students at the graduate level is preferred
  • Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Experience working with practice project implementation in healthcare and community organizations is preferred


  • Function effectively as a project mentor and member of a project team
  • Able to communicate electronically as well as by other means


  • Express or exchange ideas
  • Read and write clearly
  • Model appropriate ethical and professional behaviors
  • Embrace mission, vision, and values of the program, school of nursing, and university
  • Have a clear vision for project management

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Keywords: Sutter Health, Oakland , Adjunct Instructor (Graduate/DNP Program), Other , Oakland, California

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