Adjunct Nursing Faculty

Position Overview

Department – School of Nursing
Supervisor – Dean of Nursing
Benefits – Not eligible
Status – Part-time, per class

Faculty needed for the following clinical practice experiences:

  • Community Health
  • Medical-Surgical/Acute Care
  • Long Term Care

About Bushnell University

Founded in 1895, Bushnell University provides a holistic Christian education, fostering wisdom, faith, and service in its students. In joining the staff here, you will be part of an academic community that seeks to cultivate your faith while you make a difference in the lives of our students. Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant university district, which also includes the University of Oregon. Eugene is a college town small enough to know your neighbors and large enough to offer fantastic arts, entertainment, dining, healthcare, and educational opportunities. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest, being just one hour from the Oregon Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, and less than two hours from Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.

Position Information

Job Summary

Bushnell University’s School of Nursing, located in Eugene, OR invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach primarily in the University’s new Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing (ABSN) pre-licensure program. Candidates for on-campus teaching or clinical position(s) will have a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity and vibrant, maturing Christian faith.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

Position duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Commits to creating a learning environment for students inclusive of diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Provides instruction for clinical and/or didactic nursing theory courses as assigned.
  • Supervises student clinical experiences in long-term care, acute care community health and/or other settings as assigned.
  • Engages with students to provide a meaningful presence in their clinical learning and in their achievement of course outcomes.
  • Provides current course content, in collaboration with the other faculty, that is informative, well organized and supports student learning and success.
  • Keeps professionally current by participating in professional development and other activities.
  • Maintains current credentials or licensures and immunizations as required by the program and clinical agencies.
  • Creates and maintains a positive learning environment that focuses on safety, respect of clients and colleagues, and effective communication, both verbally and in writing, utilizing tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Models professional nursing practices and behaviors for students.
  • Complies with all Oregon State Board of Nursing policies and administrative regulations.
  • The position may require the ability to complete 12.5-hour nursing shifts in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • All faculty assigned to a clinical position must undergo a urine drug screen
  • Support the missions of Bushnell University and School of Nursing
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualification Requirements

  • Earned nursing graduate degree (graduate degree may be in process, terminal degree preferred). In some instances, a BSN may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Minimum of two years nursing practice experience.
  • Experience as a nurse educator and/or possess experience teaching accelerated baccalaureate nursing students is preferred..
  • Eligible for or possess an active, unencumbered Oregon RN license.
  • Must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the Bushnell Theological Context for Community statement.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly.
  • Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience utilizing e-mail for the purposes of organizational communications.

Working Conditions/Special Requirements

  • Bushnell University employs faculty and staff who embody Christian faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
  • The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
  • The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
  • The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
  • All employees of Bushnell University are “mandatory reporters” under Oregon law. See http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/abuse/pages/mandatory_report.aspx for specific information.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting people.
  • This person must have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
  • This position may require lifting up to 25 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, kneeling.
  • This position description is subject to change at any time.

Application Instructions

Bushnell University employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for Bushnell Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.

Required Application Materials

For consideration, please complete and submit all six of the following:

  • Bushnell Employment Application
  • Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement of Faith that clearly addresses all three of the sections below:

Section 1: how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership;
Section 2: how the candidate integrates faith into his/her academic discipline, both inside and outside the classroom; and
Section 3: the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support Bushnell’s Theological Context for Community statement.

  • Contact information for three references, preferably including the applicant’s pastor or other appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.
  • Official Transcripts (Unofficial transcripts can be submitted with the application packet, but official transcripts will be required in the event an applicant is invited to interview with Bushnell)
Contact Dr. Linda Veltri, Dean of Nursing, for more information about this position (lveltri@bushnell.edu).

How to Send Application Materials

Option 1: Email application materials to lveltri@bushnell.edu

Option 2: Mail application materials to:

Bushnell University
Academic Affairs Office
ATTN: Linda Veltri
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

Please note: Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.


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