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Adjunct Faculty in Clinical

Application Window

Open date: April 4th, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks applicants for an Adjunct Faculty position. Qualified applicants will be doctorally prepared to fulfill teaching responsibilities in classroom and clinical settings, supervise undergraduate and graduate student projects, and engage in scholarship in health settings.

Applicants must meet the academic and scholarly credentials for the Adjunct faculty series. This position is open to applicants from all clinical specialties. The successful applicant will teach primarily in prelicensure programs, and may teach in graduate programs as well. Rank and salary will be commensurate with background and experience.

The School of Nursing prepares nurses and scholars to lead and transform nursing care in a rapidly changing, diverse and complex healthcare environment through academic excellence, innovative research, superior clinical practice, strong community partnerships, and global initiatives. As part of the UCLA Center for Health Sciences, the School of Nursing is affiliated with the highly acclaimed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.


  1. Doctorate (PhD or DNP) in nursing from an accredited university
  2. Demonstrate active scholarly work
  3. The ability to teach and mentor students
  4. excellent clinical skills in related specialty
  5. have/or be eligible for a license as a Registered Nurse and/or Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist in California,
  6. meet eligibility requirements for BRN certification at the Instructor level (i.e. evidence of current clinical competency in related specialty; evidence of formal coursework in education of nurses, and at least one academic year of clinical teaching experience
  7. demonstrated commitment to diversity as a core educational value.
  8. National certification is preferred.
  9. Successful candidates should have a good understanding of the academic process and the University setting along with the ability to establish excellent working relationships with other faculty, students, and preceptors.
  10. The position may require traveling to clinical sites within the greater Southern California community.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. organize and implement approved courses in the Baccalaureate and Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse (MECN) programs;
  2. employ state-of-the-art teaching strategies to maximize student engagement and facilitate progressive attainment of nursing competencies in all areas
  3. construct and administer appropriately-leveled student competency evaluations, assess student clinical judgement, and administer student evaluations to include tests and performance exams (e.g., Objective Structured Clinical Exams [OSCEs]), and calculate/record final grades;
  4. provide supervision for clinical preceptors at clinical training sites to insure effective student learning;
  5. supervise and instruct students in fundamentals, skills labs, and physical assessment labs as assigned;
  6. participate in clinical site development and provide evaluative feedback to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Dean for Student Affairs (or designee) regarding the fit of clinical sites to student learning needs;
  7. provide student advising and mentorship as assigned, and maintain communication with the Director for Student Affairs to coordinate student support initiatives;
  8. function effectively as part of teaching teams in the collaborative development of course materials, curriculum, and outcome measures;
  9. conduct scholarly and creative work relevant to clinical nursing practice, including but not limited to, evidenced-based practice, nursing leadership, health policy, ethics in nursing, and clinical or health services research, and;
  10. provide service to the School, University, and the nursing profession through active participation and leadership in taskforces, standing committees, shared governance, and professional organizations.

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials at the official UCLA website at To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by , May 2, 2022 - Position to remain open until filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Doctorate (PhD or DNP) in nursing from an accredited program.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

    Contact Information


    [ ] PUBLICATIONS/CREATIVE ACTIVITY (Full citation for each published works or those accepted for publication alone). Categorize the publications by subheadings "Data-based" and "Non-data-based" OR identify the type of article by a symbol such as * to delineate data-based. Numbering the articles in chronological order would be helpful.
    [ ] Funded, intramural and extramural research grants, and contracts.
    Please indicate the funding agency, grant or contract mechanism and identifier, total direct and most recent annual direct costs, award period, role on the project (e.g., Principal Investigator, Co-investigator)
    [ ] Completed (funded) projects
    [ ] Peer-reviewed extramural research grants and contracts Please include information for each grant noted above.
    [ ] Courses Taught (Year, number and course name. Please indicate your role in courses co-taught with other faculty members)

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Publications and Key Article - 2-3 publications and one key article that representative of candidate’s research trajectory.

  • Teaching Evaluation(s) and Teaching Material(s) - Teaching evaluations and teaching material examples (such as PowerPoints of lectures, instructional materials, syllabi, etc.).

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)


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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.