Adjunct Instructor – School of Nursing

Rasmussen College
February 7, 2019
Job Type


Rasmussen College is currently seeking adjunct instructors to teach within the Nursing program with our campuses located in Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN.  The objective of our Nursing courses is to provide the knowledge, clinical skills, nursing values, and experience necessary for students to be successful in their chosen field.  We have adjunct openings in Lecture, Lab, and Clinical settings.

Reporting Relationships:

Adjunct Nursing Faculty report to the Dean of Nursing.


Adjunct faculty members are primarily responsible for communicating with students and other College staff related to teaching and learning.  Faculty are expected to:

  • Communicate both verbally and in writing with students in regards to feedback on student performance on a consistent basis throughout the course and as required by the Faculty Expectations
  • Be available for students via phone, email and for individual appointments as needed for questions and academic assistance as determined and outlined in the Faculty Expectations
  • Respond to Dean/College staff in regards to performance, student issues/concerns, or items needed for faculty file/accreditation needs in a timely manner
  • Appropriate behavior, language, professional communication, demeanor and dress will be exhibited at all times

Key Accountabilities:

The essential function of the position include, but are not limited to the following tasks, duties, and responsibilities consistent with the function.  The employee is expected to perform all other duties as requested, directed, and/or assigned.  Adjunct faculty will be assigned up to 3 work units per academic quarter.

Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content Expertise

  • Dynamic, Active Classroom
    1. Use of effective teaching strategies and multiple teaching techniques; teaching and modeling appropriate level learning skills and creating an environment conducive to learning
    2. Creating high levels of student engagement through activities, community building, and student-centered learning including the use of live classroom tools to hold synchronous learning sessions with students
    3. Clarity, relevance, and connection of class session objectives to course performance objectives
    4. Organized classroom and efficient use of class time
  • Subject Matter Expertise
    1. Demonstrate mastery and ability to articulate and relate to students
    2. Plan an integral role in the development and implementation of curriculum and assessment for their area of expertise
  • Student and College Support and Professionalism:
    1. Faculty are responsible for creating a classroom presence in support of students in collaboration with their Dean
    2. Student support and outreach that supports the success of students is accomplished through faculty availability to students in all courses through synchronous or asynchronous communication and meetings to help students achieve the learning objectives for their course(s)
  • Faculty Meetings and other responsibilities:
    1. Faculty will attend events, programmatic meetings, and committee work as agreed upon and or designated by the Dean

Education, Experience, & Requirements

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a registered Nurse
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and peers.
  • Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills in the English language.

Education, certifications and Licensures:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing.  Rasmussen College follows the requirements set by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and the states in which the campuses operate.
  • Must have an active registered nurse license that has never been encumbered
  • Must be able to provide official transcripts for each degree earned from an accredited institution before teaching.
  • Active CPR certification administered by either the American Heart Association or The American Red Cross.
  • Clinical faculty must adhere to Rasmussen College's policy on faculty immunizations and provide proper documentation.

How to apply

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