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Adjunct Faculty - Nursing

William Paterson University
Lionshead Lake, NJ
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May 15, 2022

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Adjunct Faculty - Nursing (Job ID:961)

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William Paterson University invites applications for adjunct faculty within the College of Science and Health, Department of Nursing.

Thank you for expressing interest in serving as an adjunct faculty member at William Paterson University.

Please note that there may not be a vacancy at this time. Rather, qualified applicants may be contacted if and when there is an immediate need, or on an exploratory basis for a future opening.

For general questions, please email

Clinical courses may be available in all specialties: Fundamentals, Community Health, Medical-Surgical, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatric, and Advanced Practice Nursing.

Didactic and online courses maybe available. Those generally taught by adjunct faculty include, but are not limited to:
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Cultural Foundations in Nursing
  • Leadership & Professional Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Research
  • Population Health, Legislative & Social Policy
  • Role of Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Theoretical Foundation of Nursing

Department Overview:

The Department of Nursing offers degrees at the BS, the MS, and at the post-masters and DNP level. The programs are committed to preparing nurses to deliver culturally sensitive, caring, and competent nursing care to diverse clients in a variety of settings. Graduates of the baccalaureate, master's, post master's and doctor of nursing practice degree programs are encouraged to pursue life-long learning to effect and enhance self-development, professional growth, critical thinking and leadership.

For more information about the department, please visit

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Using the course outline as a guide, develop relevant syllabi in order to deploy course content, objectives, and methods of student assessment for up to eight (8) credits per semester in an undergraduate or graduate course
  • Contribute to student success by providing consistent and effective support and guidance through role modeling and mentoring
  • Teach in person (didactic and clinical) and/or online depending upon course schedules and department needs


Required Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Nursing.
  • RN license or eligible - State of New Jersey

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in nursing or related field.
  • Certification in a specialty area
  • Experience in undergraduate or graduate teaching in didactic (online or on campus) and clinical settings
  • Recent clinical experience in specialty

Personal Attributes and Traits:
  • Thrives in a collegial, cooperative environment
  • Demonstrated ability to self-motivate and stay on task
  • Dedicated to excellence and achieving positive outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability create an inclusive classroom in a diverse environment
  • Capacity to fulfill professional responsibilities with a strong sense of ethics and obligation

Interested candidates should:
  • Complete an online application
  • Submit a curriculum vitae/resume and cover letter

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls over 9,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 380-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV
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