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Job Overview

Samuel Merritt University (SMU), located in Oakland, California, has been educating health science practitioners who are committed to making a positive difference in diverse communities since 1909.  Nearly 1,400 students are enrolled at SMU, with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Peninsula.  The University offers an undergraduate degree in nursing; master’s degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, and physician assistant; and doctoral degrees in nursing, physical therapy and podiatric medicine.

Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing invites applications for adjunct faculty positions in the following specialties for our Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco Peninsula campuses:

  • Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Surgical
  • Maternity
  • Mental Health

The adjunct clinical faculty member is accountable to the Course Manager and responsible for creating a positive learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the course and for implementing the policies identified in the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course objectives.

Qualifications:  Masters in Nursing (preferred).  Registered Nurse or eligible for licensure in California.  Demonstrated current competence in clinical area.  Effective leadership and communication skills.  Past experience in clinical teaching position preferred.

Rank and compensation are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Please send letter of interest and CV to the Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment at

Thank you for your interest in Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing!