Nursing Adjunct Didactic Faculty

GENERAL SUMMARY: Experientially and educationally qualified part time faculty teach online and/or on-ground sections of NU courses. Adjunct load is not to exceed 9 hour per semester or the equivalent in the term structure.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan and deliver learning experiences for nursing students to make maximum use of class time.

  1. Follow the course template as provided by the Program Coordinator. Adjunct faculty to not have the authority to alter course materials, but should communicate any concerns or suggestions to the Program Coordinator.
  2. Evaluate student performances in the classroom as outlined in the course syllabus. (Evaluation of student performance includes evaluation of papers, projects, and journals, and returning these to students in timely fashion.)
  3. Participate in programmatic meetings or provide Program Coordinator with assessment data, comments, questions, or suggestions for course or program improvement.





EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred requirements needed to perform the principal responsibilities successfully.)     

MSN preferred

RN, MSN-in-Process within one year of graduation mandatory.

Current, unencumbered, Missouri nursing license.





Frequently stand for at least one hour consecutively.

Operate classroom audio-visual equipment.

Can negotiate computer and online programs to include the educational platform utilized by CMU.

Speak loudly and clearly enough to be understood by students.


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (List other attributes required for the position (e.g. keyboard skills, general office equipment)

Communication: The faculty member must be able to utilize effective communication with peers, students, clients and their families, and other healthcare providers. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Ability to read at a competency level that allows one to safely carry out the essential functions of an assignment (examples: handwritten documentation, printed policy and procedure manuals, clinical guidelines and instructions, course syllabi).
  2. Ability to effectively interpret and process information.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) with students, peers, clients/families, healthcare professionals, and others within the community.
  4. Ability to access information and to communicate and document effectively via computer.
  5. Ability to recognize, interpret, and respond to nonverbal behavior of self and others.

Behavior: The faculty member must be capable of exercising good judgment, developing empathetic and therapeutic relationships with students, clients and others, and tolerating close and direct physical contact with a diverse population. The will include people of all ages, races, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, as well as individuals with weight disorders, physicals disfigurement, and medical and mental health problems. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Ability to work with multiple clients/families and colleagues at the same time.
  2. Ability to foster and maintain cooperative and collegial relationships with students and peers.

Critical Thinking: The faculty member must possess sufficient abilities in the areas of calculation, critical problem solving, reasoning, and judgment to be able to comprehend and process information within a reasonable time frame as determined by the profession. The faculty member must be able to prioritize, organize, and attend to talks and responsibilities efficiently. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Ability to collect, interpret and analyze written, verbal and observed data about students.
  2. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, integrate information and make decisions.
  3. Ability to apply knowledge of the principles, indications, and contraindications for nursing interventions.
  4. Ability to act safely and ethically in the classroom, simulation/skills lab, and in the community.




Serves as an effective, collegial member of nursing faculty.

  1. Contributes to monitoring and evaluating of students.
  2. Supports the work and efforts of colleagues in achieving the programmatic, departmental, and institutional mission and vision.
  3. Contributes creatively and helpfully to setting and meeting goals.
  4. Communicates innovative, cost-effective solutions to programmatic, departmental, and institutional challenges.
  5. Sets and meets timelines; prioritizes own work and that of students.

Refer to the CGES Faculty Handbook at and the CGES Nursing Faculty Handbook, available from the Program Coordinator, for additional information about faculty responsibilities.

Demonstrates an understanding of substantial higher education issues.

Participates actively in appropriate state, regional and national professional organizations, as well as community groups.

Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources.  Applications and instructions are located on the website at 


CMU Employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole.  They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented.  Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of CMU.   Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.