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Nursing Professor – Part-Time

Posted on January 18, 2022
AFT Washington
Tacoma Community College
Not disclosed
Tacoma, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

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.

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
About the employer: Tacoma Community College
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 and strongly encourage applications from candidates who recognize and honor the important role that equity, diversity, and inclusion brings to an educational community. 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. We seek to recruit and retain a workforce that: - Reflects the diversity of our community. - Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching. - Is attracted by 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. - Engages effectively with the community both within and outside of TCC.
About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.


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