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Adjunct Faculty, Nursing

Dominican University of California
San Rafael

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Health & Medical, Nursing
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Four-Year Institution

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Adjunct Faculty, Nursing

Job Details
Salary Range : $1,949.00 - $8,296.00 Salary/year

Position Summary
Dominican University, located in San Rafael, CA, is seeking enthusiastic and committed Clinical Instructors to work as members of a strong nursing faculty team. Reporting to the Nursing Associate Dean, Clinical Instructors will work part-time with cohorts of 6-10 students in varied clinical agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Clinical Instructors are considered Dominican adjunct faculty and are members of SEIU.

  • Complete four unit teaching assignments in undergraduate level nursing courses focused on application of theoretical content within clinical practice settings
  • Assist nursing staff to prepare students for clinical agency rotations through completion of selected agency onboarding requirements
  • Orient students to clinical agencies at start of the clinical semester
  • Utilize course syllabus to oversee clinical activities, mentor, and advise 6-10 students in clinical setting(s) for up to 90 hours per semester
  • Regularly communicate with students
  • Communicate and collaborate with theory course faculty, Nursing Assistant Director and Nursing Associate Dean
  • Complete clinical evaluations at midterm and end of semester

  • Positions possible in the Following Clinical/Lab/Theory Courses:
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing I, II, and III
  • Child and Family Nursing
  • Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Leadership and Nursing Care Management
  • Geriatric Foundations
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (Lab)
  • Nursing Fundamentals (Lab)
  • Nursing Research & Senior Thesis

  • Required Qualifications
  • BSN or higher (applicants with ADN should contact the Nursing Assistant Director)
  • A minimum of 1 year of patient care experience in the subject area

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in nursing (MSN)

  • Additional Position Information
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until filled
  • Must be willing to consent to a background check

  • Dominican University of California is an independent, international, learner-centered university, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is located 12 miles north of San Francisco nestled in the foothills Marin County. Dominican has a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio, an average class size of 16 with a small-town feeling in a park-like campus. We blend interdisciplinary core courses, real-world studies, and small classes with close and supportive academic advising and mentoring.

    Adjunct Compensation

    Adjunct Faculty members are employed in a professional capacity at the University. For courses, including service-learning courses and laboratories, the University compensates Adjunct Faculty Members on a per-unit basis for Course-Related Work as set forth in Article 15 of the CBA. All other duties or work performed on behalf of the University as an Adjunct Faculty Member are compensated in accordance with Article 12 – Faculty Development or Article 16 – Special Compensation. Adjunct Faculty Members who teach on a per-unit basis shall receive compensation per unit for assignments as an instructor for a credit-bearing course or laboratory. Movement through the step system shall be based on total number of Dominican Points and satisfactory performance, as set forth in Article 13, Performance Evaluation.

    For More Information Contact:

    Dr. Margaret Fink

    [email protected]

    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment. We are committed in thought, word, and deed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. The University actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of all under-represented groups in higher education.

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    Working at Dominican University of California

    Dominican University of California is an independent university offering the best of Liberal Arts combined with a rigorous professional education. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys an over century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach.

    The University offers more than 60 academic programs that reflect the diversity and creativity of both the faculty and the students. With about 1,900 students and a student to faculty ratio of10:1, Dominican is able to successfully blend the personal attention associated with smaller schools with the academic resources of a larger university.


    Dominican University of California educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens who incorporate the Dominican values of study, reflection, community, and service into their daily lives. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability, and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences, and professional programs.

    Academic Life:

    Dominican’s focus on interdisciplinary studies provides a challenging academic environment with four schools, 24 majors, and an average class size of 16.

    In the sciences, the University excels at involving undergraduates in sophisticated research projects that enable students to present at national academic conferences and publish alongside their faculty mentors in peer-reviewed journals.

    In the humanities, students may combine dance and musical performance with the study of philosophy, literature, world cultures, and religion. 

    Dominican offers strong undergraduate professional programs in business, education, and nursing. There are also graduate offerings in these disciplines, as well as in counseling psychology and occupational therapy. 

    Dominican Diversity:

    Dominican students come from across the United States. Although primarily from the Bay Area and Northern California, students come from 18 countries, including Brazil, China, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and  Turkey.

    More than 80 percent of undergraduate students attending Dominican receive some form of financial aid, allowing students from diverse backgrounds to further their education. The University focuses in global community outreach and bringing a diverse range of faculty and students to campus.

    Dominican University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment.

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    50 Acacia Ave
    San Rafael

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