Visiting Instructor


Openings: 1


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, one semester position of Visiting Instructor in the Department of Nursing to begin February 1, 2022.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in the humanities, arts, and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.

Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body.

We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.

The Department of Nursing fosters the development of nursing professionals who demonstrate the values of excellence, community, justice, service, and faith through cognitive practice, integration of learning, ethical reflection, and intercultural understanding. Graduates of the program are distinguished by:

  • synthesis and application of a liberal arts education to provide holistic care;
  • ethical and reflective practice to promote a just and peaceful world;
  • the ability to advocate for the health and wellbeing of all people; and
  • a commitment to lifelong learning, leadership, and service to others.

The Department of Nursing shares in the Mission of the College through an innovative and dynamic education that embraces the highest standards of teaching and scholarship.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be 3 didactic courses, appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Research and Ethics in the Health Sciences (NUR-202), Principles of Pharmacology (NUR-337), and Transitions to Professional Practice (NUR-398). Additional responsibilities include coordination of clinical faculty for respective courses with a clinical component and contribution to nursing department assessment and evaluation activities.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Nursing or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Prior experience as a professional registered nurse relevant to areas of responsibility
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate student advising
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in nursing or related field
  • Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate, pre-licensure level
  • The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body

Posted 10/26/2021


Heidi Meyer | | 507-933-6094

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021

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