Iowa Wesleyan University is accepting applications for Adjunct Instructor of Nursing.  This is a part-time, temporary exempt position on a semester-by-semester basis dependent upon the needs of our students and the university.

As a Nursing Instructor, the responsibility is teaching nursing students in the classroom, the clinical environment, and online.   Some teaching in the evenings, weekends, and summer months may be part of the contractual agreement between the administration and the instructor member.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Follows the policies and procedures contained within the Faculty Handbook for Iowa Wesleyan University (IW).
  • Will maintain full-time teaching duties plus additional duties as assigned such as but not limited to recruitment of new students, academic advisement, student counseling.
  • A combination of day, evening, and weekend hours might be required


  • Arranges for class coverage in the event of an absence.
  • Promotes rapport between the DoN and other educational divisions on campus.
  • Monitors and evaluates adjunct faculty hired to assist in the teaching of classes for which the faculty member is responsible.
  • Models professional behavior and standards of practice while in the workplace


  • Makes recommendations for the purchase of equipment, software, and maintenance contracts.


  • Participates in the publicizing and disseminating of information about the program.
  • Participates in the recruitment, orientation and coordination of Adjunct Faculty.


  • Designs and implements syllabi, including all course requirements and assignments for all students.
  • Submits suggestions for changes in master syllabi to the Nursing Program Chair or the Chair’s Designee
  • Designs and implements new curriculum.
  • Participates in the evaluation of curriculum.
  • Teaching load may be divided between theory and clinical instruction; face to face or online.


  • Maintains control of the classroom environment.
  • Develops assigned course and clinical syllabi to reflect the DoN Philosophy, theoretical constructs, course description, and course learning outcomes in conjunction with the nursing program chair.
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the learning styles of students.
  • Provides opportunities for active student involvement through practice and application.
  • Demonstrates command of the subject demonstrates consideration for diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Begins and ends class on time.
  • Addresses students by name
  • Encourages student participation and questions.
  • Models and encourages a collaborative faculty-student relationship.
  • Provides or utilizes course materials (hand-outs, interactive notes, technology) that enhance student learning and follows the course syllabus.
  • Maintains eye contact with students.
  • Responds appropriately to student cues of confusion or boredom.
  • Models’ professional behavior and standards of practice
  • Performs additional responsibilities for nursing faculty performing clinical supervision in an affiliating agency including:
    • Participates in clinical orientation as required by the institution.
    • Completes validations as required by contracts with clinical agencies, orients students to clinical facilities.
    • Makes clinical assignments for students at clinical setting.
    • Supervises students in patient care areas in collaboration with staff.
    • Conducts pre and post conferences with students.
    • Schedule’s make-up clinical as needed
    • Maintains ongoing weekly evaluation of individual student progress in clinical area.
    • Provides timely ongoing verbal and written feedback to students.
    • Guides and counsels with students toward personal development in dealing with clinical stress.
    • Keeps the nursing program chair informed on issues that arise with students and clinical sites.


  • Provides evaluation of students in both didactic and clinical courses
  • Participates in peer evaluations when requested
  • Participates in the evaluation of the nursing program chair when requested
  • Reviews student evaluation summaries of assigned courses and utilizes the feedback for planning and implementing future courses.
  • Assessment for the nursing program, the institution, and individual classes utilizing the analysis of standardized exams, clinical site evaluations, and exam results.


  • A Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa or eligible for licensure within the State of Iowa.
  • A minimum of two years of clinical experience.
  • Experience as a faculty member within a comparable institution is preferred.
  • Minimally, has a master’s degree with a major in nursing education or a terminal degree in nursing.
  • Possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of management and leadership.
  • Organizational strengths.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Current clinical, and professional skills.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified candidates must submit their letter of interest, resume/CV, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references below.  No phone calls please, candidates will be contacted if the search committee is in need of further information.  Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

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