Website Clark College

Salary: $118,942.00 – $149,861.00 Annually
Location: Vancouver, WA
Job Type: Tenure-Track
Unit: Business and Health Sciences
Job Number: 23-00027
Closing: 4/11/2023 3:00 PM Pacific
DescriptionDo you value active learning, meaningful collaboration with classroom faculty, and culturally relevant and equity-minded instruction? Are you passionate about educating future nurses to serve the holistic needs of our diverse community and workforce? Are you eager to work collaboratively to support students through a transformative process?  If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty.   We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals.

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a Tenure-Track Nursing Professor. A background in medical-surgical or adult intensive care nursing is preferred.  Other nursing backgrounds and combinations of nursing experience will be considered. The successful candidates will work within a team to teach a combination of didactic, clinical, and lab courses. Department and college service work are expected with the position as assigned by the Division or College to support the institutional mission and goals, the foremost being student success and retention.  Positions begin September 15, 2023.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.

Position ResponsibilitiesFaculty Responsibilities

  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Instruct all classes effectively utilizing technology (e.g. learning management systems, web-based simulations, or other) as part of course design and implementation (web-enhanced, hybrid, or online) to facilitate student learning and success.
  • Provide appropriate means to assess student progress and provide timely feedback.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the mission and vision of the College and department, the student population, and
  • educational goals
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create sustainable learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Advise and assist students in educational and career development.
  • Coordinate with clinical partners to promote sufficient, safe, and effective clinical learning experiences for students.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with clinical partners.
  • Attend and participate in discussion and decision-making processes at required department and college committees.
  • Pursue professional development that strives to enhance teaching and learning in the department and college, including staying current in the discipline, relevant educational pedagogy, and instructional technology.
  • Actively engage in department efforts to integrate social determinants of health and culturally responsive curriculum.
  • Obtain and maintain vocational certification, nursing licensure, and other industry certifications related to the assigned role
  • Engage in ongoing curriculum review and development.
  • Participate in program review and outcomes assessment activities that impact student success.
  • Maintain department standards and policies.
  • Participate in maintaining program accreditation.


Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a graduate degree in a health or education-related field.
  • Three full-time equivalent years of registered nursing experience.
  • Washington and Oregon RN license by time of hire.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 22-13.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine attestation status must be received by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.

Supplemental Information


  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability).
  • Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events

The current starting salary is $118,942, including $72,199 (base salary) + $22,743 (31.5% nursing salary stipend) + $24,000 nursing salary supplement.   Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; the current top step salary is $149,861 ($95,712 (base salary) + $30,149 (31.5% nursing salary stipend) + $24,000 (nursing salary supplement).  The nursing salary stipend and salary supplement are contingent on continued funding.  Hiring salary is negotiable within the salary range. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available through summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
Please note the salary may be adjusted for the 2023-2024 year to reflect the legislatively funded cost-of-living.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé including fives references.
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Response to the following supplemental question included in the online application
    1. Please describe how you have implemented teaching practices and/or participated in initiatives that lead to equitable outcomes for a racially and culturally diverse student population.

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., April 11, 2023. 

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. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark 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, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college 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, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Clark College Human Resources
March 7, 2023

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