Adjunct Behavioral Health Clinical Nursing Instructor - BSN - Baylor University

  • Part-time

Company Description

Keypath Education is supporting Baylor University’s search for adjunct clinical nursing faculty in the Louise Herrington School of Nursing beginning January 2024.

Purpose of Position

This position within Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) exists to support the University mission, which is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. In addition, faculty members at Baylor University, LHSON have three kinds of work-related responsibilities: teaching and its related scholarly work; research and scholarly/creative activity; and service to the university, the faculty member’s professional field, and the community.  The level of expectation for each faculty member in each of these areas of responsibility may differ according to a faculty member’s particular faculty category and specific assignment.

Job Description

Baylor University seeks to build a pool of persons qualified to teach Clinical Nursing Courses in local hospitals or clinical sites. Qualified applicants will be contacted as a teaching need arises.

Adjunct faculty are professionals with the responsibility of providing a quality learning experience for Baylor University students with hospitals and clinical sites. The relationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning. Each adjunct is hired to guide students and facilitate learning in the clinical setting.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise a group of 7-10 Baylor BSN students onsite in the clinical setting
  • Working hours are typically 12 hours per day with clinical shifts scheduled during days, evenings or weekends
  • Adhere to Christian principles in the classroom and the clinical/lab environment
  • Create a supportive learning environment conducive to attainment of clinical objectives
  • Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, and ethics in the clinical setting
  • Enact best practices in nursing education
  • Complete all required orientation, training, and onboarding
  • Evaluate students written work as assigned
  • Hold minimum of 1 virtual office hour each week
  • Additional time needed for online grading, online activities associated with clinicals, and periodic faculty meetings (virtual)


  • 3 years of teaching and/or nursing behavioral health clinical experience within the last 5 years
  • Unencumbered Texas RN license
  • Bachelors and masters degree in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Effective teaching, mentoring, and advising are expected of all clinical faculty
  1. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  2. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, statement of faith, and three references.

Additional Information

For more than 110 years, the LHSON has been known for preparing the next generation of nurses with competence and compassion for all levels of patient care. Located in the heart of Dallas, Texas, the nursing school was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor Scott & White Health’s Baylor University Medical Center and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Baccalaureate degrees were granted in 1952 establishing the school among the earliest baccalaureate nursing programs in Texas. In 1999, the School was renamed the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made an endowment gift to the school. Today the LHSON is comprised of a 100-square-feet, contemporary new four-story Academic Building that includes active learning classrooms for professors to deliver state-of-the-art instruction through innovative active learning methodologies, plus much more. We also have a four-story Clinical Simulation Building used for clinical practice laboratories and research.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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