Adjunct Instructor, Nursing

Department: Nursing Program
FLSA Status: Exempt (salaried)
Date Job is Available: ongoing
Status: Adjunct (Part Time)
Position Type: Non Tenure Track
Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Details

Position Summary
Dominican University invites applicants for adjunct teaching positions in nursing for future semesters. Instructors are sought on a rolling basis in anticipation of future program needs. There is no start date or deadline for application; candidates may be contacted regarding interest in future opportunities as they arise. Adjunct Faculty appointments are per semester, contingent upon enrollment.

Responsibilities will include undergraduate instruction in didactic and/or clinical sections in area(s) of expertise.


  • Provide exemplary instruction in the didactic, simulation lab and clinical areas of teaching
  • Participate in mentoring and role modeling for nursing students
  • Collaborate with Clinical Placement Manager for appropriate and optimal student placement
  • Partner with Clinical Simulation Manager to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical scenarios within the simulation laboratory environment to optimize student learning outcomes
  • Illinois license as Professional Registered Nurse
  • MSN required; Doctoral degree preferred
  • Two years of current nursing practice experience required
  • Evidence of undergraduate teaching excellence preferred
  • Current clinical practice in one or more of the following, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Community Health nursing, Mental Health, and/or Medical/Surgical nursing preferred
To Apply
Apply online at www.dom.edu/jobs. Applicants will be asked to submit CV (or resume) and cover letter. Please include contact information for two (2) references.

EEO Statement
Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


About Dominican University

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment.

Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois.

Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.

Dominican University offers career opportunities in a variety of areas within our academic colleges and administrative departments. Employment at Dominican University includes the opportunity to interact with students and collaborate with faculty and administrators on a daily basis.

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