Part-time Faculty Positions

The school of nursing employs part-time faculty each semester for courses taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Appointments are made on a semester by semester basis and renewability will depend upon our need, your own performance and availability of funds.  If you are interested in being considered for a part-time faculty appointment with the School of Nursing, please visit this link to upload materials for review. 

Part-time Faculty Position Description

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.

This job description is derived from Baylor University’s Faculty Responsibilities and includes descriptors unique to nursing faculty roles and responsibilities.

Essential Job Functions:

Baylor University, LHSON has long been recognized as an institution which places the highest value on scholarly teaching and on the faculty’s responsibility to students.

Part-time faculty members are expected to:

Teaching Role

  • Adhere to Christian principles in the classroom and the clinical/lab environment.
  • Teach courses in accordance with the schedule of classes and follow the approved course descriptions and syllabi established and approved by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, and the Faculty Organization.
  • Enact best-practices in nursing education.
  • Model critical and reflective thinking.
  • Be personally responsible for handling confidential information concerning students, faculty, patients, and other information available to them. 
  • Maintain professional boundaries when working with peers, students, and patients.
  • Maintain student attendance records.
  • Foster the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective development of learners.
  • Plan practicum (clinical/lab) experiences and supervise learners in the clinical/lab setting (undergraduate).
  • Perform site visits when teaching a clinical course (DNP Program).
  • Organize content and learning experiences according to accepted principles of learning.
  • Implement a variety of teaching strategies in the clinical/lab environment appropriate to learner needs, desired learner outcomes, content, and context.
  • Be available by appointment for purposes of academic advising and student consultation.
  • Provide timely, constructive, and thoughtful feedback to learners.
  • Conduct clinical student evaluations as required.
  • Use information from course evaluations in planning instruction and improving the process.
  • Maintain the professional practice knowledge base and clinical expertise needed to help learners prepare for contemporary nursing practice.

Scholar role:

  • Exhibit a spirit of inquiry about teaching and learning, student development, evaluation methods, and other aspect of the role.
  • Use current research findings and scholarly works in nursing to improve nursing education and practice.

Collaborator role:

  • Establish strong links among educational institutions, clinical institutions, and the community.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, students, administrators, communities and clinical practice partners to facilitate the enactment of best practice in nursing education.
  • Demonstrate professional and educational values and legal/ethical precepts in interactions.


Board of Nursing Required Faculty Qualifications:  

Each nurse faculty member shall: (A) hold a current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas; (B) show evidence of teaching abilities and maintaining current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in subject area of teaching responsibility; (C) hold a master’s degree or doctorate degree, preferably in nursing; (D) a nurse faculty holding a master’s degree or doctorate degree in a discipline other than nursing shall hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an approved or accredited baccalaureate program in nursing; and shall have at least twelve (12) graduate semester hours in nursing appropriate to assigned teaching responsibilities. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing must be from an accredited institution. 

Minimum Experience: 

Must have 3 years of teaching and/or nursing clinical experience within the last 5 years with evidence of current and recent full-time employment in either nursing education or clinical practice (at least 3 of the past 5 years).

Application Instructions

Submit statement of  faith and Curriculum Vita via Interfolio.  Background and Drug Screens are required and applicants will be contacted regarding screening procedures and enrollment in Castlebranch Tracker.  The tracker is an online system for tracking document and records required for clinical affiliation.