Adjunct Faculty - Nursing - Los Angeles, CA

Academics Los Angeles, CA


Our mission is to deliver an exceptional student experience by providing superior programs and services that are relevant and result in meaningful learning.”

National University is San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.  We are proud to provide high quality higher education to our diverse student population from across the United States, and in multiple countries.  As an institution, we value accessibility and provide our students and faculty the opportunity to thrive in a dynamic and exciting work environment.  In 2010, National University was named a Great College to Work For in a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  

We have an excellent opportunity for an Adjunct Instructor to join our highly engaged faculty in the Department of Nursing bachelor’s degree program.  In this role, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses to students seeking to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of general nursing and:   

  • Medical-Surgical/Geriatrics
  • Pediatric
  • Psych-Mental Health
  • Obstetric Nursing/Maternal Child Health 

As an integral and vital part of our teaching staff, the successful candidate will provide students with unique and valuable perspectives by helping them to develop critical thinking, communication, and therapeutic nursing skills within the framework of transcultural nursing.

Note:  We are looking for adjunct faculty that can teach on-site classes at the Los Angeles campus. The Adjunct Faculty may also provide clinical instruction at various clinical sites in the Los Angeles, CA.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Efficiently deliver didactic and/or clinical instruction to students
  • Plan and deliver an effective classroom experience, in a variety of settings, that promotes learning of course/program learning objectives
  • Effectively engage students, utilizing a variety of teaching methods
  • Evaluate students in classroom and clinical settings utilizing effective educational methods and tools
  • Grading assignment and responding to student inquiries within 48 hours of assignment submission
  • Providing timely feedback to students’ questions and concerns
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff and faculty, both verbally and through written communication
  • Focus on student-centered learning in all aspects of curriculum

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited institution
  • At least one year of continuous clinical bedside nursing experience in an acute care setting (Med-Surg, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Psych-Mental Health, OB) within the last 5 years, or at least one year of clinical teaching experience within the last 5 years
  • Must have a current and unencumbered CA Registered Nursing license
  • Must reside and be eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master of science degree in nursing (MSN) or terminal degree (Ph.D. in Nursing or DNP) from a nationally nursing accredited or regionally accredited university
  • One year of teaching experience in a Nursing program 
  • Previous experience teaching adult learners onsite, online, or hybrid

Materials needed for submission:

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Licenses and certificates
  • Cover Letter highly preferred
  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit translation/degree evaluation from our approved agencies.

Physical Demands / Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk for extended periods of time. The employee is periodically required to stoop, crouch, balance, kneel, and reach. The employee must be able to push, pull and/or lift up to 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently. Manual dexterity and fine motor skills of the hands and fingers is required. The employee is regularly required to use speech, hearing, and vision for close acuity.

National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative and creative people com together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.


The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.