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Nursing Professor, Full-Time Tenure Track

South Puget Sound Community College
Washington, United States
$74,400.00 - $74,400.00
Posted Date
Jan 4, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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**Priority Review of Applications will take place on Monday, February 14, 2022.*


South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) seeks candidates for the 2022-2023 academic year to fill a Nursing Professor - Full-Time Tenure Track position.  The projected start date is Fall Quarter 2022, with some initial paid time in Summer 2022 as the program prepares to move to our new building.
Review will be ongoing, but applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible.
The Nursing Professor position has a total salary of $74,400. This salary includes a base salary of $59,000 for 177 contract days, a stipend of $6,400 paid over the course of the academic year, and a summer stipend of $9,000 to compensate for duties performed during a six week summer term.  


South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. A firm understanding of antiracist policy development coupled with the skills to eliminate barriers that harm underrepresented people is a college requirement. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

We also offer:

  • Free Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond  
  • Gym and recreation facilities
  • FREE parking on our campuses – permits are not required
  • On-campus child care
  • Lots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and faculty
  • Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
  • The Clipper Café specializing in seasonal comfort foods
  • The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
  • Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
  • Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
  • Percival Creek running beneath our campus footbridge, providing year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon runs
  • Marked walking paths on nicely paved sidewalks
  • A variety of wellness workshops and events
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that offer an opportunity for SPSCC employees to gather and connect around issues that define them personally, and which affect their work at the College and their professional development. Current Employee Resource Groups include:
    • Staff and Faculty of Color (SFOC) ERG - an employee network which strives to create an intentional and relational foundation for community and trust building across different groups through shared values.




What You'll Do


Successful candidates will possess the interest, skills and abilities to help college teams lead the state in innovative and collaborative learning experiences designed to optimize student success.
 The Nursing Professor will:

  • Place student success at the center of all decision-making. 
  • Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners. 
  • Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence. 
  • Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation. 
  • Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others. 
  • Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.

    Faculty members will work with other faculty, staff, and administrators to:


  • Create and facilitate contextualized and integrated learning experiences in nursing in relation to identified college pathways that are linked to career goals. 
  • Create authentic assessments of students' knowledge, skills, and abilities in Nursing that measure course, program, and college wide outcomes. 
  • Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning 
  • Provide online, hybrid, and/or e-Learning enhanced courses. 
  • Use local, state, and national data and analytics to continuously improve strategies for student success. 
  • Advise students regarding academic pathways and the courses needed to reach each student's academic goals 
  • Use a wide range of learning resources, tools and technologies to improve access and student success in higher education. 
  • Serve on committees that support the shared governance of the college. 
  • Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Support the college's mission by creating a work environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking.  
  • Contribute to the appreciation of diversity and foster a climate of multicultural understanding.

    Summer Contract:

    This position includes a stipend of $9,000 to compensate for duties performed during a six week summer term.  This includes:

  • Strategic and operational planning to meet standards for improvement set by the Revised Code of Washington, the Washington Board of Nursing, and The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. 
  • Collection and analysis of local, regional, and national data relevant to nursing education and student professional success. 
  • Performing outreach as directed by the program administrator. 
  • Pursuing continuing nursing education needed for certification. 
  • The summer contract is in addition to any summer teaching contracted with the instructor.


    Qualifications You Possess


    Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in nursing. Individuals with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university and enrolled in a master's degree program are encouraged to apply, but a master's degree in nursing is required prior to award of tenure. 
  • Three years of clinical experience. 
  • Current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in Washington upon hire. 
  • Meet clinical agency requirements which may include, but are not limited to, background clearance and immunizations. 
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other individuals, teams, committees, and departments. 
  • Inclusive Pedagogy: Curriculum, Assignment Design, Assessment, and Classroom Culture, UDL.
  • Flexibility -- The ability to respond and adapt to new and changing situations.
  • Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working/learning environment. 

    Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. 
  • Experience in curriculum and/or program development and evaluation. 
  • Experience with student advising. 
  • Experience in college level teaching.

    To Apply


    Applications must be completed online and include the following attachments:


  • Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting. 
  • Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications. 
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.
    Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.
    Veterans Preference
    Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and are wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.
    Background Check Condition of Employment
    Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

    Bargaining Unit
    This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the South Puget Sound Federation of Teachers, AFT/AFL-CIO, Local 4603. 

    South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
    South Puget Sound Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). SPSCC provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361,, Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512;  South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.

    Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500. 


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