Part Time Faculty - Nursing Department

Highline College
Highline College 2400 S 240th St Des Moines, WA, WA

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General Summary

Highline College is currently inviting applications for adjunct clinical faculty for the 2022-23 academic year. Seeking dynamic candidates who will demonstrate the ability to use equity-minded approaches to teaching and learning for racially, ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse students, including designing curriculum, pedagogy, and assessments relevant to students; valuing what students already know; and empowering students to demonstrate knowledge in multiple ways as appropriate for the discipline and program. The successful candidate will work in direct patient care clinical settings with students, virtual simulation classrooms, face-to-face simulation, and skills lab instruction, or some combination thereof. This position works under the guidance of a lead faculty and the supervision of the Nursing Program Director. Clinical shifts and lab classes generally fall on Mondays and Tuesdays or Thursdays and Fridays depending on the course taught and clinical placement. The position requires employees to travel to clinical sites and may include day, evening, and/or weekend shifts.

HC welcomes faculty with a commitment to excellence in teaching and the success of all students. HC faculty value self-reflective practice and continued professional growth. We strive to cultivate a welcoming and supportive learning environment for our diverse students, including a significant number of students who transition from our very large non-credit ESL program to credit-bearing certificate and degree programs. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.
Established in 1961, Highline College is a comprehensive community college providing certificates as well as associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, and Adult Basic Education. We serve transfer students, Running Start students, Professional-Technical students, International Students, Adult Basic Education students, English Language Learners, students with intellectual disabilities, and lifelong learners of all ages.

Committed to the success of all students and to closing racial equity gaps, Highline College is the most diverse community college in Washington State and one of the most diverse in the United States. 20% of current students identify as Black/African American, 18% identify as Asian, 18% identify as White, 16% identify as Hispanic/Latinx, 2% identify as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 1% identify as Native American or Alaska Native, and .7% identify as Filipino. Highline’s commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community. Highline aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics of our region. This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.

MISSION: As a public institution of higher education serving a diverse community in a multicultural world and global economy, Highline College promotes student engagement, learning, and achievement, integrates diversity and globalism throughout the college, sustains relationships within its communities, and practices sustainability in human resources, operations, and teaching and learning. Adopted August 2013.

VISION: Highline College is valued as the educational crossroads where dreams are shaped, communities are created, and excellence is achieved.

VALUES: Highline College is committed to these values:

  • Access: We believe education should be available to all who seek it;
  • Collaboration: We value teamwork, joint responsibility and ownership;
  • Community: We value our community and are dedicated to serving its educational needs;
  • Diversity: We respect the rights and perspectives of the diverse populations, who live, learn and work in our community;
  • Excellence: We strive for the highest quality in all our programs and services;
  • Integrity: We believe in honesty and trustworthiness in all our college practices;
  • Internationalization: We value a global perspective and respect cultural diversity;
  • Learning: We develop an interactive, creative and learner-centered environment that supports student success.

LOCATION: Highline College is located in a diverse community just 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle, with easy access to a dynamic urban arts scene, world-class cultural and sporting events, and unsurpassed outdoor recreation opportunities. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students, and with a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages, Highline has been consistently ranked as one of the most diverse colleges in the nation.
  • An unrelenting focus on our mission to increase access, improve learning, and strengthen partnerships with our surrounding community;
  • Robust support for innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship;
  • A friendly, supportive, and highly engaged work environment with diverse colleagues;
  • Excellent benefits including competitive leave packages and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs.
DID YOU KNOW? Highline College is in the process of implementing guided pathways as a campus-wide transformation strategy designed to improve student success and decrease equity gaps. HC received a federally funded, five-year Title III grant in October 2020 designed to support our guided pathways work. HC is also developing a new Equity-First Strategic Plan with broad campus participation.Essential Tasks


  • Provide instruction, supervision, and evaluation for students in the clinical setting;
  • Ensure course activities are consistent with program guidelines;
  • Complete Canvas training modules and be able to teach within this learning platform;
  • Maintain communication with students, faculty, and program director;
  • Maintain current unencumbered WA licensure for Registered Nursing;
  • Pursue professional development to stay current in the field of nursing and nursing education;
  • Comply with applicable state and federal laws and regulations;
  • Maintain and submit institutional and state records and reports on a timely basis;
  • Maintain a standard of honest and ethical behavior;
  • Assume reasonable responsibility for care and safe-keeping of College supplies and equipment.



  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • Unencumbered Washington State registered nursing license;
  • Current clinical experience as an RN;
  • Current Health Care Provider BLS certification;
  • Current Immunizations, TB test.

  • MN or MSN in a health-related field or enrolled in a graduate nursing program;
  • Prior teaching experience;
  • Experience with simulation.

Supplemental Information

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will depend on education level, experience as an RN and/or teacher, and number of hours worked. The current salary range per credit hour is $1,349.15 to $1423.19. Please review the current collective bargaining agreement for additional information here (See 205 Part-time Faculty Placement and Salary).

This is a union represented position subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Salary, retirement, medical and insurance benefits are provided in accordance with state regulations and may be subject to change in accordance with legislative mandates and collective bargaining agreements. Additional information on benefits can be found at

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the candidate must complete a sexual misconduct declaration form, pass a sexual misconduct check, and, pass a criminal background check.

If hired you will be required to provide proof that you are either 1) a U.S. citizen or 2) an immigrant whose status permits you to lawfully work in this country.

Completion of academic degree(s) will be verified through receipt of official transcripts at
the time of hire.

Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627, Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time.


To be considered for this position, applicants must:

1. Meet the minimum qualifications and;

2. Submit a complete application to the online recruitment system at that includes the following:

The online application, which includes answers to all supplemental questions and contact information for at least three (3) professional references;

A current resume; (Attachment: Resume);

A letter of interest addressing the minimum qualifications, desired qualifications, and your education and experience as they support the duties and responsibilities of this position; (Attachment: Cover Letter). Successful candidates should expect that screening committees will be interested in learning how their education and experiences support the faculty-wide skills and abilities;

In order to be considered for the position, you must complete the online application in full and attach the required supplemental documents. Failure to provide this information may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Highline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.

The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website

The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.


The college provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types).

The Title IX Coordinator, Danielle Slota, can be reached at (206) 592-3600 or 2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198. Building 12, President’s Office.

The 504 Coordinator, Jenni Sandler, can be reached at (206) 592-3474 or 2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198. Building 25, 5th Floor.

The Chief Human Resources Officer, Steven Sloniker, can be reached at (206) 592-3320 or 2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198. Building 12, Human Resources.

You can receive this information in an alternate format by contacting Access Services (206) 592-3857; TTY (206) 870-4853.


Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

As an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

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2400 S. 240th St.
Des Moines

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