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Residential Adjunct Instructor - Nursing

at Rasmussen College

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 622d1a25-8fa8-4f2f-b3cb-80d47f96e7b2
Keywords: teaching, instructor

Job Description

Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

Rasmussen College

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit  www.Rasmussen.edu.

Rasmussen College is currently seeking an adjunct instructor to teach within the Nursing program at our Fargo campus..  The objective of our Nursing courses is to provide the knowledge, clinical skills, nursing values, and experience necessary for students to be successful in their chosen field.  We have adjunct openings in Lecture, Lab, and Clinical settings.

Reporting Relationships:

Adjunct Nursing Faculty report to the Dean of Nursing.


Adjunct faculty members are primarily responsible for teaching courses in a variety of modalities while promoting and supporting the vision and mission of Rasmussen College. Adjuncts can teach up to 3 working units per quarter.  Minimum expectations for all faculty include focus on the following areas:

  • Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content Expertise
  • Professional Development and In-Service Training 


Teaching Effectiveness:

  1. Professionalism:
    • Model professional behavior and communication for students
    • Exhibit appropriate behavior, language, demeanor, and dress at all times
    • Collaborate with student support personnel providing academic and professional guidance for students
  2. Use of Technology:
    • Research and utilize digital content in courses to connect students to more resources
    • Adhere to Adjunct Faculty expectations established by the College
    • Utilize online grade books and communication techniques to further engage students in their own learning; use online database tools for communicating with campus personnel and documenting necessary information
  3. Content Expertise:
    • Facilitate highly effective and engaging learning environments in various teaching modalities including residential, online, FLEX and FLAT, meeting the diverse needs of learners
    • Create and maintain course materials in compliance with College and regulatory requirements
    • Assess student learning, provide feedback and support, and refer student for additional support when necessary

Professional Development and In-Service Training:

  • Participate in community service and College In-Service Training Programs and meetings
  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities including webinars, seminars and conferences in field of study
  • Develop, review and adhere to academic policies and procedures for the college
  • Actively participate in advisory boards, student organizations and system committees
  • Create, implement and evaluate annual professional development plan


    Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a registered Nurse
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and peers.
  • Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills in the English language. 

Education, certifications and Licensures:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing.  Rasmussen College follows the requirements set by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and the states in which the campuses operate. (exemptions are made in some fields of study where lower credential is appropriate with approval)
  • Must have an active registered nurse license that has never been encumbered.
  • Must be able to provide official transcripts for each degree earned from an accredited institution before teaching.
  • Active CPR certification administered by the American Heart Association
  • Clinical faculty must adhere to Rasmussen College’s policy on faculty immunizations and provide proper documentation. 

At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employee’s differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.