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Adjunct Instructor, Online Nursing

St. John Fisher University
3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

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Position Title:

Adjunct Instructor, Online Nursing


The Wegmans School of Nursing invites applications for part-time instructors to teach the next generation of “Fisher Nurses.” Initial openings are for May 2022, however candidates who submit an application will be added to a pool from which qualified faculty will be hired. As openings occur, these applications will be reviewed for possible interviews.

An adjunct instructor for the online MS in Nursing program is responsible for teaching specific coursework in a student’s plan of study. Teaching within WSON means that evidence-based practice principles are incorporated into content at every stage. The role of adjunct instructor requires demonstrated knowledge in the specialization, as well as the competence to deliver that knowledge asynchronously and synchronously. There are four specializations:

  • Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (PCFNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Didactic teaching experience in a higher education environment is required, as is the ability to speak to current industry standards as communicated through various nursing professional organizations. A demonstrated comfort with technology is vital, as is an interest in working with a diverse student, faculty, staff, and partner community. The adjunct instructor must also be able to teach from a place of credibility, with at least one year of current direct patient care as a licensed nurse practitioner. The role requires impeccable organization skills, as well as written and oral communication skills. The adjunct instructor reports to the program director within their specialization.

Appointments are renewed based on need and teaching performance. Compensation is based on experience and academic credentials.

Job Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the ADGA and oversight by the GC, the adjunct instructor will be responsible for:

  • Delivering instruction asynchronously and synchronously (live remote sessions)
  • Managing each course assigned in a timely manner (communication, grading)
  • Providing course review and feedback as requested
  • Holding a minimum of five (5) office hours each week
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners (library, tutoring)
  • Participating in the admissions process as needed
  • Providing guidance for student projects
  • Assisting with clinical experiences as needed; e.g. preceptors

Adjunct instructors may be asked to teach one or more of the following courses:
  • 503 – Foundations in Nursing Research
  • 543 – Advanced Pathophysiology
  • 570 – Pharmacology
  • 571 – Diagnostic Reasoning *those hired should be available to be on campus during Immersion
  • 702 – Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice & Applications in Advanced Practice Nursing

Education / Experience:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned Master’s degree in nursing
  • Have at least 1 year of experience in teaching online or remote
  • A minimum of 1 year of current clinical practice experience as an APRN
  • Unencumbered RN nursing license and APRN certification in current state of employment
  • Nationally recognized certification as an APRN

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Earned doctoral degree in nursing or related field
  • Online teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Asynchronous teaching experience
  • Compact or multi-state license

Work Hours:


EEO Statement:

It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.

The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, the status of being transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated College official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX Coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585-385-8232), email (, in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585-385-8111).

Work Location:

3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618



Salary / Hourly Range:

$1,167 per credit


Fisher courses are typically 3 credits, equaling to a total of $3,501 per course.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please submit the following to be considered:

  1. Cover Letter / Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae

    Please be clear about your teaching and online learning experience.


St. John Fisher University is an independent, liberal arts institution that provides a transformative education to approximately 3,800 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students each year. Across its five Schools, Fisher offers nearly 40 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and master’s and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health. The University’s residential campus boasts a robust living and learning community and a successful intercollegiate athletics program. Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background. 

The University continues to honor its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil, by embracing their motto, “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” We are located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for a warm, friendly campus community. 

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