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Part Time Adjunct Faculty – Nursing

Excelsior University
Albany, NY

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Instructional faculty report to the Department Chair overseeing the course/content area they are teaching. This is a remote online part-time faculty position based within the continental United States.

Excelsior University provides fully developed courses with materials and activities to allow the faculty to focus on the students. Part-time faculty should expect to provide prompt and substantive responses to student needs, hold virtual office hours, assist in proctoring if applicable, offer timely formative feedback on student work, and demonstrate their subject matter expertise through constructive involvement with student discussions and learning activities. In addition, Excelsior looks for our instructional faculty to demonstrate a commitment to student success by supporting college engagement and retention initiatives, reaching out to struggling students and collaborating with faculty and support staff to ensure students have access to all available resources that impact success.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implementing courses as designed by the University.
  • Bring individual knowledge and expertise on the subject matter in the engagement of students.
  • Engage regularly and substantively with students via email, announcements, and online discussion boards.
  • Provide timely, high-quality feedback on student work.
  • Hold regular virtual office hours, weekly.
  • Participate in ATI proctoring if applicable.
  • Keep the department chair apprised of any student or course issues.
  • Follow University policies.
  • Complete University-required training and attending required pre-term meetings.
  • Respond to all messages from students and the University within 48 hours.
  • Utilize provided rubrics to grade all assignments timely and provide narrative feedback that summarizes the strengths and areas in need of improvement.
  • Cultivate a caring environment that supports open dialogue, collaboration, and opportunities for scholarly growth.
  • Enforce all University policies listed in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Submit final grades timely, within 3 days after the end of the term.
  • Earned Masters degree in Nursing or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to present information clearly, concisely, and accurately; friendly, persuasive speaking and writing style.
  • Experience in Nursing Education in areas such as teaching-learning strategies, educational technologies, writing course and module outcomes, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation strategies, and research, etc.
Rate of Pay:
  1. A flat rate of $1000 per credit for a section of at least 10 undergraduate students or 8 graduate students. Courses that fall under these student headcounts are considered low enrolled courses.
  2. Low enrolled courses will be paid on a directed study rate ($250/student for undergraduate courses and $300/student for graduate courses) based on the number of students enrolled in the course section at the close of late registration.
Application Information

If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-608-8270.

Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.

Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.


Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.


Founded as Regents College in 1971 and chartered as a private, nonprofit institution in 1998, the College was renamed Excelsior College in 2001. Excelsior means “ever upward” in Latin, and it reflects the aspirations of our students and graduates.

Excelsior College is an accredited, recognized leader in removing obstacles to the educational goals of the adult learner. We provide efficient and affordable access to higher education through multiple avenues to degree completion.

An Adult Learner Focus

Excelsior College revolutionized adult higher education by recognizing learning wherever and whenever it occurs.

A leader in online and distance learning, Excelsior College awards degrees at the associate and bachelor’s levels in liberal arts, nursing, business, technology, and health sciences, and at the master's level in liberal studies, nursing, and business. Certificate programs are also offered by the Schools of Business & Technology, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Nursing.

Customized Flexibility Makes the Difference

Students have educational paths that are as unique and diverse as they are. Detours and rest stops are a fact of life. Our committed, national faculty members, and caring, professional staff help working adults overcome barriers to achieving personal, professional, and academic success.

As a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge through the application of a rigorous yet flexible and individualized approach, we work with each student to discover how best to avoid back-tracking on their road to success.

Our Mission

Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are - academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of learning.

A Pioneer in Distance Learning

We offer busy students around the world the advantage of both earning credit at a distance and applying previously-earned college-level credit toward degree or certificate programs.

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