Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing - Graduate Programs

January 4, 2022
Priority Deadline to Apply:
February 18, 2022
Seattle Pacific University

Position Description

Seattle Pacific University, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications for a full-time,11-month, tenure track eligible Assistant/Associate Professor in the Lydia Green Nursing Program in the School of Health Sciences with an emphasis on Advanced Practice. We are seeking a highly qualified faculty member for classroom and clinical teaching in the Doctor of Nursing practice (DNP) program that includes pathways for family (FNP) and adult-gerontology (AGNP) nurse practitioner and adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist (AGCNS). Faculty will be teaching across the DNP curriculum including:

  • Advanced health assessment and clinical management of patients across the lifespan with an emphasis on primary care.
  • DNP core courses in practice inquiry, leadership, advocacy, and health promotion.
  • Oversight of clinical practicum and DNP projects.

Teaching assignments will be based on credentials and areas of expertise. Opportunities to teach in the nursing undergraduate (BSN) program may also be available. Academic rank will be determined based on qualifications.


  • Teaching responsibility for approximately 33 academic quarter credits.
  • Guiding DNP scholarly projects.
  • Coordination and supervision of graduate student clinical practicum.
  • Graduate student advising and mentoring.
  • Curriculum and course development.
  • Scholarship.
  • Campus-related service.



  • Earned doctorate in Nursing or closely related discipline (at least one graduate-level degree must be in nursing). SPU may consider candidates with a master’s in nursing currently enrolled in an accredited doctoral program with a planned graduation prior to date of hire.
  • Unencumbered license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in the State of Washington by July 1, 2022 (or start date). 
  • Board certification (ANCC or AANP) as either a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP). 
  • At least two years of clinical practice as an NP.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.
  • Skill in utilizing a variety of teaching methods and collaborative active learning.
  • Creative classroom and clinical teaching informed by evidence-based practice.
  • Engaged advising/mentoring of students in coursework and professional endeavors.
  • Active engagement in curriculum and program development.
  • Participation in program review and accreditation reporting.
  • Participation in faculty governance.
  • Commitment to high professional standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, and communication skills.
  • Experience in working effectively in a multicultural academic community.

About The Institution

Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.

Diversity Statement:

As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

The School of Health Sciences is committed to an intentional and sustained school-wide effort to hire and support a diverse faculty. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing men and minorities who are underrepresented in nursing higher education and careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service. At Seattle Pacific University, 40% of students are persons of color, and a significant number are first-generation college students. Thus, applicants who can demonstrate effective mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially welcomed.

The Lydia Green Nursing Program: 

The Lydia Green Nursing Program is a part of the School of Health Sciences and includes a vibrant undergraduate BSN program and graduate programs leading to either a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Graduate nursing specialty pathways for the DNP include advanced practice (FNP, AGNP and AGCNS) and an MSN pathway for nurse educators. The program is highly regarded by the surrounding regional healthcare community. Each of our nursing programs is approved by the Washington State Nursing Quality Assurance Commission and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

About The Community


Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. As Washington State’s largest city, it is home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. From professional sports to the arts, from one-of-a-kind foodie destinations to national chains, from urban streets to green spaces, Seattle is a place everyone can make their home.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the faculty position in the Nursing Program at Seattle Pacific University should be directed in confidence to the institution’s executive recruitment consultant:

Danan Tsan, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

 The full and complete application should contain the following information:

1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) List of three professional references with contact information

Applications submitted by February 18, 2022 will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. A tuition discount program is available for the employee and qualified immediate family members. A moving allowance may be provided.