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School of Nursing, Adjunct Instructor
Provost's Office
School of Nursing
Part time
No benefits offered

The School of Nursing at the University of Portland invites applications for adjunct instructors. This position is open on a continuous, on-going basis.

Adjunct instructors are hired on a per semester basis, and teach assigned School of Nursing courses, not to exceed 12 credit hours across the University in an academic year. Please visit the School of Nursing website for information about the department: https://nursing.up.edu/

This position has no benefits (other than sick leave benefits consistent with Oregon requirements).

- Teach courses, clinical or seminar, using evidence-based instructional practices.

- Adhere to syllabus requirements.

- Conduct regular student assessments and provide timely graded feedback; including homework, quizzes, and exams.

- Online learning management system use may be required.

- Be available in person for regular student meetings/office hours (classroom faculty only).

- Conduct oneself in a professional manner, including maintaining a respectful classroom environment and collegial interactions.

Education and/or Experience

Required: Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; active unencumbered RN license
Required: 2+ years RN experience

Preferred: Master's degree in Nursing

Application Process

Please submit the following documents:

- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Contact information for three professional references
- Copy of proof of active Oregon State Board of Nursing License
- Answers to supplemental questions below (please answer via separate Word or PDF document and upload with other required documents)

Additional Requirements Upon Hire

Clinical faculty must submit proof of current up-to-date immunizations (for vaccine preventable diseases, including TB testing) and CPR BLS certification to the School of Nursing. 

All School of Nursing faculty are required to pass a 10-panel drug-screen, including marijuana metabolite testing.

Supplemental Questions

1. Do you have a preference for classroom or clinical teaching?

2. Please let us know your availability to teach, including days of the week and hours.

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Oregon State Board of Nursing License Verification, References, Supplemental Questions

Notice of University requirements regarding offers of employment and background investigations: Offers of employment by the University are in in writing and signed by the head of the Office of Human Resources and the President, the Provost, or a Vice President. Any offers of employment that do not meet these requirements are not final and are contingent on final approval by Human Resources and receipt of a written offer of employment that meets the previously-stated requirements. A background investigation process is required before final hiring procedures can be completed for all faculty and staff positions. Any offers received before a background investigation is successfully completed are not final and are contingent on successful completion of a background investigation.


For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.


The University’s mission and EEO statement: Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here: https://www.up.edu/disclosures/nondiscrimination-policy.html.