Job Overview

POSITION:  Nursing faculty desired for innovative projected Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Heritage University, located in East Central Washington. Heritage University is a mission-driven institution, devoted to educating students from culturally diverse populations. The Nursing program aims to prepare nurses at a generalist level, and to correct disparities related to social determinants of health through family-centered, community based, interdisciplinary care.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in Nursing required; doctorate in nursing (PhD or DNP) preferred or doctorate in related field; unencumbered license to practice nursing in Washington. Candidates without a terminal degree will hold the rank of instructor. The candidate should also possess expertise in the areas of nursing appropriate to the assigned courses; demonstrated ability in teaching, and computer literacy. While candidates are welcome with a variety of nursing backgrounds, clinical experience in either medical-surgical, maternal-child or mental health nursing would be a plus. Teaching experience in baccalaureate programs, experience in curriculum development and evaluation, and experience in online and/or blended education preferred.

WHEN: January 2015, or as soon as filled.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Active participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing programs including team teaching, and Departmental committee work. Teaching responsibilities include classroom and clinical instruction in accordance with the faculty member’s educational preparation and clinical experience. Faculty members will be involved in community engaged, interdisciplinary partnerships for improvement of health in the Yakima Valley of Washington. 

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Nursing is committed to quality nursing education which fosters critical thinking within the context of a caring framework. Our mission encourages the personal and professional development of faculty, staff and students. An appreciation for diverse perspectives and humane values is central to this mission. Building on a liberal arts education and a strong science foundation, the goal of the Nursing Program is to prepare lifelong learners who are committed to the profession, the community and to meet the changing healthcare needs of society.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. This is a full time position with full benefit package.

Application information and deadline: Applications should include a cover letter, vita/resume, transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening), and names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of 3-5 current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: or Heritage University Human Resources Office 3240 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98948 

The successful candidate for this position will be offered the position contingent on a satisfactory criminal background check and pre-employment screening.