Instructor of Nursing (Updated on 05/28/2024) (#82303 & 82577) Position Description

UH Hilo, College of Natural and Health Sciences, School of Nursing (SON), non-tenure track, full-time, general funds, permanent, nine-month appointment to begin approximately August 2024, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Teaching role includes the teaching equivalent of 12 credits teaching courses per semester in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN to BSN, and/or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs with duties to include: teaching classroom lectures, clinical practicum and labs, and courses delivered by distance education; advising students; engaging in development of outcomes assessment; serve on SON committees and events; and participate in mandatory faculty meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in nursing. Eligible for Hawaii RN licensure and other established professional and health requirements. Acute care experience in medical/surgical, obstetrical, mental health, and/or pediatric health care. Experience in teaching or working with undergraduate clinical nursing students in acute care, long term care, mental health, obstetrics and/or pediatrics settings, or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position. Experience teaching culturally diverse student populations in rural clinical settings. Excellent communication, planning, and organization skills.

Desirable Qualifications

Doctorate in a nursing-related field. Experience teaching on Hawaii island with diverse student populations. Extensive experience with acute care adult health clinical instruction in BSN nursing programs. Experience with asynchronous education technology and outcomes assessment. Experience coordinating clinical programs in undergraduate Baccalaureate nursing programs with culturally diverse populations. Background or experience with simulated learning experiences, including the use of high-fidelity patient simulators via detailed, clinically-based scenarios with instruction, evaluation, and remediation in didactic and/or clinical learning settings.

Pay Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications (How to Apply)

Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach each required document to the online application.

A complete application must include:

1) A cover letter addressing how minimum and desirable qualifications are met and why you are interested in this position.
2) A current curriculum vita, clearly listing courses that have been taught in the past.
3) A statement of teaching philosophy including evidence of high-quality teaching.
4) Three (3) current professional references (including names, affiliations, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers)
5) Academic transcripts for highest degree confirming degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable; however, official transcripts are required prior to employment).

Applicants are advised that their cover letter should address each of the position minimum qualifications, as well as any desirable qualifications they possess.

Please do not include any self-identifying photos; please redact references to Social Security number and birthdates on transcript copies. All requested documents/information become the property of the University. All minimum qualifications must be met by the time of hire. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Failure to submit all required documents and reference information shall deem an application to be incomplete.

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Inquiries (General)

Patricia Hensley,

Please refer to position #82303 & 82577 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment, with first review on or around 04/01/2024.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process are encouraged to contact the EEO/AA coordinator(s) for the respective campus.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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