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Nursing Professor – Part-Time

Tacoma Community College

This is a Contract position in Tacoma, WA posted December 24, 2021.


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Tacoma WA 98466, WA

Job Type

Part-time Faculty


Academic Affairs

Job Number

20-01-PTF #MON

Position Summary

*This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for future vacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacancies occur.

Who we are (TCC)
Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. We are recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream “Leader College,” and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty. To grow this workforce, we seek to recruit faculty who exemplify similar attributes:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community,
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching,
  • Honors the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities,
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations,
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others, and
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of TCC.

Regional Setting
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area:

An Overview of the Role
The adjunct professor not only serves as a teacher, but as a mentor, advocate, and role model demonstrating utmost professionalism and integrity and advising students on academic success strategies, career options, and graduation requirements. In that role, they embrace the Mission Statement of TCC’s nursing program:

“To produce innovative Associate Degree nurses who provide safe quality care to diverse populations, invest in continued professional learning to maintain excellence, and inspire others in the profession of nursing. The nursing faculty will accomplish this through evidenced based nursing education in an environment that promotes caring, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity and patient centered care.”

Position Summary
The professor is a professional educator and registered nurse who teaches in the clinical, simulation or lab setting. They would be responsible for teaching nursing curriculum to assigned student groups using TCC’s concept-based curriculum and evidence-based teaching practices within the framework of the nursing program’s stated mission.

Essential Functions

The adjunct Professor is responsible for instruction, supervising and evaluating nursing students in the educational environment within the framework of the program’s six themes:

  • Informatics & Technology
  • Safety & Quality Improvement
  • Professionalism and Leadership
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Clinical Judgment/Evidence-Based Practice
  • Participate in College and Nursing program assessment processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Holds a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, OR a baccalaureate degree in nursing, with a master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Has a minimum of two years of professional experience in the practice of nursing.
  • Has current clinical experience of at least two years in the clinical subject area assigned to teach.
  • The Professor will be an expert nurse generalist and have expertise in one of the following areas: medical-surgical, maternal-child, pediatrics, mental health nursing, critical care or long term care.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful adult teaching experience in any disciple that shows knowledge and skills related to teaching adults, teaching methodology, student evaluation, and a willingness to hone those skills the first year of teaching.
  • Meets NLN Nurse Educator Nurse Competencies

Conditions of Employment

  1. Holds a current unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Washington, or eligible for licensure in the state of Washington.
  2. Pass background checks and drug screens as required by hospitals and clinics upon hire and annually as required.
  3. Provide documentation that shows successful completion of immunizations as required by hospitals and clinics upon hire.
  4. Complete new-hire orientation and all pre-teaching assignments designed to prepare new faculty for successful completion of basic teaching duties.
  5. Holds or obtains current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers by the first day of class.
  6. Proof of completed COVID-19 Vaccination

The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate

  1. A commitment to lifelong learning.
  2. Communicate effectively with individuals and groups in a respectful, professional manner, using both verbal and written formats.
  3. Strong skills in organization, prioritization, collaboration, delegation, and supervision.
  4. Function ethically and legally within the standards and competencies of local, state, and national regulatory agencies and professional organizations.
  5. Humility by participation in evaluation, self-care, and self-reflection
  6. Effectively use healthcare related information and technology
  7. Apply safety principles and national safety standards
  8. Strong critical thinking and clinical judgment skills, using evidence-based practice to make clinical decisions
Application Process

Application Process
Complete application packages must include the following: Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which may include a teaching demonstration.

  • Tacoma Community College online application.
  • Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
  • Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.

Terms of Employment
TThis is a part time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Classes assigned to the successful candidate may be on campus, hybrid online, or fully online with an online learning management system (Canvas) component. Evening hours may be required. The salary for the academic year is dependent on education and experience as required by the Faculty Negotiated agreement, which includes class preparation time, weekly office hours, scheduled class time, grading tasks, and final exam days. The minimum salary rate is $933.89 per credit hour for a bachelor’s degree and 0 years of experience. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee is available anytime upon hire. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse.

Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, 253-566-5055; the Section 504 Officer in Student Affairs. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Tacoma Community College
Human Resources
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466


Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary


Associate’s Degree


2 to 20+ years

Job type

Part time