Green River College’s student body is made up of approximately 41% Academic Transfer students, 34% Professional-Technical, 15% Adult Basic Education, 3% Applied Bachelor degrees.  Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw.  Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students,  students learning English, and Continuing Education students. Green River’s service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.


Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, social class, disability, religion, veteran status, immigration status, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.


The Nursing Department of Green River College (GRC) seeks candidates for a tenure-track position who are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success, and who are committed to the service and equity mission of community colleges. As an open-access institution, Green River is deeply dedicated to helping students from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates with the same dedication to our mission. This is a full-time position and reports to the Associate Dean of Nursing. Though the Full-Time Faculty contract is nine-months, our nursing programs run year-round, so we also plan to offer the person selected for this position work in the nursing programs during the summer.

Position Responsibilities
  • Designing and teaching in nursing courses including theory course, labs, and clinical sessions in a manner that promotes student excellence;
  • Creating course assessments and evaluations, assessing data, and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention, graduation, and successful transition to employment or further education;
  • Continuously innovating inclusive pedagogy and active learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis;
  • Demonstrating cultural humility and intercultural engagement, including an awareness and understanding of historically marginalized populations, and the creation of an educational environment that affirms the identities and communications of students of color;
  • Incorporating appropriate and engaging technology across modalities;
  • Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes;
  • Contributing to a collaborative and innovative department, division, and institution;
  • Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to completion and transition to employment or further education;
  • Engaging in shared governance including campus-wide efforts to build an antiracist institution focused on action to advance access, retention, and success for our most marginalized and vulnerable students and employees;
  • Collaboration with I-Best program and faculty to provide responsive, student-centered education and scheduling;
  • Program applications review and admissions in partnership with the Career and Advising Center and the Office of the Registrar;
  • Participation in department, division, campus committees, and other activities as needed;
  • Monitor and adhere to all state WACs and guidelines that relate to all nursing programs;
  • In addition, professional technical instructional faculty in the Nursing Program are expected to participate in activities required by the Program’s accreditation from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA). Other activities may include collaborating with other program faculty to assure that accreditation standards are met for didactic and clinical education.
  • Instruction may include either the day, evening or weekend programs as dictated by curriculum and clinical needs.
  • Demonstrated experience, expertise, cultural competencies, and commitment to equity in working with students, communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Demonstrated experience with under-represented and under-served communities.
  • Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically minoritized populations) and maintain classroom environment and teaching philosophy that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Advocate for integration diversity, pluralism, social justice and inclusion into teaching and learning.
  • Have a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university and from a nursing education program that is accredited by a nursing education accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Eligible for or currently have an unencumbered license to practice nursing in the state of Washington.
  • Have a minimum of three years of long term or acute care experience.

Supplemental Information

This is a full-time tenure track position beginning Fall 2023, continuing with annual nine-month contracts. The salary will be determined according to the candidate’s educational background, teaching experience and applicable work experience. This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by The Green River United Faculty Coalition.

Attach the following with your completed on line application and responses to the Supplemental Questions (located under the tab titled “Supplemental Questions”) to be considered for this position. Should you have any difficulties uploading the below documents, please contact Neogov tech support at 1-855-524-5627 Mon-Fri 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. pacific time.

  • A cover letter which specifically describes how you meet each QUALIFICATION
  • Resume
  • Supplemental Questions

All offers of employment are subject to background checks. (Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.) 

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