Website Heritage University Department of Nursing

POSITION:  Nursing faculty desired for innovative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Heritage University, located on the Yakama Nation Reservation in central Washington. Heritage University is a mission-driven institution, devoted to educating students from culturally diverse populations. The Nursing program aims to prepare nurses to take care of families like their own, in the community that raised them. Our graduates correct inequities related to social determinants of health through family-centered, community-based care. Students are strongly socialized to Nursing as a discipline through the Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing, and to bring nursing knowledge to interdisciplinary care teams.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in Nursing required; doctorate in nursing (PhD or DNP) preferred or doctorate in related field; unencumbered license to practice nursing in Washington. Candidates without a terminal degree will hold the rank of instructor. The candidate should also possess expertise in the areas of nursing appropriate to the assigned courses; demonstrated ability in teaching, and computer literacy. While candidates are welcome with a variety of nursing backgrounds, we are specifically seeking faculty with clinical expertise in public health, adult health, maternal-child and mental health nursing. Teaching experience in baccalaureate programs, experience in curriculum development and evaluation, and experience in online and/or blended education are preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Active participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing program including team teaching, and Departmental committee work. Teaching responsibilities include classroom and clinical instruction in accordance with the faculty member’s educational preparation and clinical experience. Faculty members will be involved in community engaged, interdisciplinary partnerships for improvement of health in the Yakima Valley of Washington.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Nursing is committed to quality nursing education which fosters critical thinking within the context of a caring framework. Our mission encourages the personal and professional development of faculty, staff and students. An appreciation for diverse perspectives and humane values is central to this mission. Building on a liberal arts education and a strong science foundation, the goal of the Nursing Program is to prepare lifelong learners who are committed to the profession, the community and to meet the changing healthcare needs of society.  The Department of Nursing has a student body with substantial diversity. We aim to create an effective learning community where each cultural group is valued. To develop community and concern for the common good, we seek faculty who will embrace cultural pluralism within Heritage and other communities. Cultural pluralism creates a climate of respect and appreciation by fostering an interdependent and connected world.

SALARY: Salary is consistent with the mean salaries for rank as published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and is commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. This is a full-time position with full benefit package.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications should include a cover letter, vita/resume, transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening), and names, addresses, e‐mail addresses and phone numbers of 3‐5 current professional references.  To apply, please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: or Heritage University Human Resources Office 3240 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98948. Copy also to

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