Adjunct Instructor, Nursing

Kirkwood Community College


This position pays $39.25/hour.

To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
Under minimal supervision, the nursing adjunct instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in the clinical areas of nursing and general health courses for the Nursing department. The nursing adjunct instructor is responsible for structuring and supervising the learning experiences of students in the partnering clinical agency. The faculty must possess an Iowa Nursing License.

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and accountability for our actions. 
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 
  • Perseverance- a commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. 
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.



    • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 
    • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
    • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
    • Manage a clinical setting in a way or manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.
    • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making clinical decisions.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
    • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
    • Possess strong human relations skills.  Get along with diverse personalities.
    • Uphold all Kirkwood Student and Faculty Handbook policies.
    • Grade all student assignments reliably and in accordance with Kirkwood Clinical Coordinator and Course Lead guidance.
    • Attend Fall Faculty Skill Competency Boot Camp annually. (Attendance required for continued employment).
    • Attend Spring Faculty Orientation annually. (Attendance required for continued employment).
    • Attend course-specific orientations as scheduled each semester employed.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


The position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.  Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


  • Must have current RN Iowa License with two years experience in clinical nursing. 
  • MSN preferred or have BSN and make annual progress toward the attainment of a master's degree in nursing or an applicable field.
It is the policy of Kirkwood Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President, Human Resources and Institutional Effectiveness, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email:
Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.
 Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 82976

Posted 5 days ago

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