Website Peninsula College

Job ID: 10269
Location: Peninsula Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The Position

Peninsula College, a Washington State Community College, is recruiting for 1 full-time, tenure-track Nursing Instructor to begin work fall quarter 2021.

About The College

Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. It is arguably the most beautiful community college setting in the United States. The region is also home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.

As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision.  The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

The College serves more than 3,362 students (1,238 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings.  The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.

The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration.  The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place.  Click here for a video about Peninsula College.  

Essential Functions

  • Teach face-to-face, lecture, hands-on laboratory, online and hybrid classes in accordance with course descriptions and learning outcomes outlined in the syllabi.
  • Maintain a positive, encouraging teaching style with students in all settings.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the purpose and outcomes of the nursing education program.
  • Develop, assess, improve, implement, deliver and evaluate the curriculum. Faculty provide leadership in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories, research, and outcomes assessment strategies. Select appropriate texts, software, hardware, systems and supplemental materials.
  • Gather, organize, and/or create course materials that facilitate learning. Select, guide, and evaluate student learning activities.
  • Incorporate current and appropriate instructional technologies & interactive learning technologies in course delivery to facilitate teaching and learning.
  • Provide learning opportunities to students in assigned classes in an atmosphere that promotes learning and in a manner consistent with college policies.
  • Through the course syllabus, orient students at the beginning of each course to the objectives of the course, learning outcomes, assessment methods, basis of grading, attendance requirements, the nature of assignments and class requirements.
  • Obtain and maintain sufficient learning assessment data in order to provide a valid and reasonable basis for assignment of grades.  Evaluate student achievement, in terms of curricular objectives as related to both nursing knowledge and practice, including preceptorship or mentored experiences.
  • Develop criteria for the selection and evaluation of clinical and practice experiences in clinical facilities or clinical practice settings, which address safety and the need for students to achieve the program outcomes and course objectives. Provide clinical instruction in various settings, primarily medical/surgical floor and long term care, to include days or evening shifts.  This position includes primarily 12-15 hours per week of evening shift medical surgical clinical instruction in addition to didactic classes.
  • Facilitate simulation experiences in the Simulation Lab setting, including planning, implementation and evaluation of simulation.
  • Develop and evaluate nursing education policies for the nursing program as identified in WAC 246-840-519.
  • Model ethics that comply with college standards and industry expectations and hold students accountable to these standards.
  • Participate in student advising and college wide efforts to improve student retention, success and completion; engage in efforts to diminish gender and ethnic imbalance in attracting, retaining and producing successful completions for students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Advise students in the nursing program.
  • Maintain office hours sufficient to meet the needs of students for consultation and advisement: Minimum five hours per week.
  • Maintain program relevance to employment in the industry.
  • Actively participate in maintaining nursing program accreditation.
  • Participate in annual planning and assessment.
  • Work collaboratively with individuals and teams across the campus, with peers across the state, and with feeder programs and baccalaureate institutions.
  • Participate in faculty committees and other activities, as assigned.
  • Participate in all scheduled division meetings, academic employee meetings, and other committee and/or planned activities as assigned.
  • Create and regularly update a Professional Development Plan that ensures continuing education and ongoing currency in one’s instructional area and current pedagogies. Participate in activities to improve their own nursing competency in area(s) of responsibility and to demonstrate current clinical competency.
  • Participate/volunteer in community-health related activities and/or advisory committees.
  • Facilitate the success of individuals representing a broad range of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Specific course assignments will be made in the academic employee’s primary area(s) of expertise whenever possible.  In the event academic employees are required to teach outside of their primary area(s) of expertise, in order to maintain a normal workload or to maintain an instructional program, the specifics shall be agreed to by the college, the affected employee, the Association and in accordance with the requirements of the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience working with computers and technology to deliver or support instruction.
  • Proven strong communication skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule.
  • The characteristics of team player, autonomy, timeliness in task performance, initiative, and a desire to learn.

Required Previous Experience

  • Medical/surgical, critical care or emergency nursing experience required and/ or a combination of work and teaching experience.  Maternal child health experience and/or leadership/management experience also helpful.
  • Three years of College-level teaching experience preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is typically performed in a classroom or clinical settings.  Physical requirements include the ability to walk, stand, or sit for extended periods of time and demonstrate nursing skills in classroom and clinical settings.  Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

Req. education or certificates

  • Master’s degree in Nursing is required.
  • Active unencumbered RN License and eligible to be licensed in the State of Washington.

Desired Qualifications

Familiarity with Guided Pathways approaches to learning as delineated in Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: . . . Bailey, Jaggars, Jenkins.

Employment Terms

  • A full-time tenure-track position beginning the 2021 Fall quarter; this is a nine-month academic year appointment.
  • The current Master’s degree 9 month salary begins at $51,327, with additional degrees, teaching, or relevant work experience factored in based on the faculty negotiated agreement. Peninsula’s full-time nursing faculty may also receive an additional approximate 36% stipend over the course of the 9 month contract, given availability of HB 2158 funding.
  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; sick leave; retirement plan; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs.  Peninsula College contributes $976.00 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs.  The college also supports professional development.
  • Peninsula College is a qualified employer for the PSLF program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
  • Attain/maintain vocational certification in accordance with WAC 131-16 Personnel Standards.
  • In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
  • 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.

Application Process

Please complete the on-line employment application at the link provided below.  On the last page of your employment application form, please upload the following documents:

  • A college employment application.
  • A letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position.
  • A current resume.
  • An unencumbered registered nursing license and eligible to be licensed in Washington state.
  • Unofficial transcript of terminal degree.
  • Three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified.  Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.

Application materials may be uploaded electronically, by mail, or email to:

Human Resources 

Peninsula College 
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. 
Port Angeles, WA 98362 
Phone: (360) 417-6298 
Email: pchr@pencol.eduApplications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.

EEO Statement

In accordance with National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation standards, the Nursing Department promotes an inclusive environment supportive of recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty.

Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 417-6212

Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Statement

Priority consideration date: May 28, 2021

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