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Job Posting: National Nurses United - Educator/Lecturer Positions

February 11, 2016

National Nurses United, AFL-CIO (NNU), the United States' largest nurses' union and professional association, seeks experienced educators/lecturers to work in its expanding research and education arm, the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy. These positions are based in San Francisco Bay Area.

Educators/lecturers may teach both semester-length university courses in our online certificate program in Women's Global Health Leadership, and one-day continuing education courses for nurses.

Educators/lecturers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, particularly: area studies, anthropology, economics, geography, history, international studies, political science, philosophy, science studies, sociology, social psychology, and women's studies. These are not traditional labour educator or nursing education positions.


After appropriate orientation, educators/lecturers design and teach one-day continuing education courses on healthcare restructuring, issues impacting nursing practice, and basic principles of political economy for Registered Nurses. Additionally, educators/lecturers also may design and teach semester length courses for the National Nurses United-Department of Women's and Gender Studies joint online certificate program in Women's Global Health Leadership at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Experience in working closely with others as part of a successful team
  • At least one advanced degree, doctorate desirable
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Two years teaching experience at the college level
  • Excellent qualitative social research skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity in teaching successful intensive workshops
  • Ability to teach complex material in a way that is accessible to a broad audience
  • Experience teaching complex global issues of political economy
  • Valid driver's licence

Highly desirable attributes include familiarity with the epistemological problematic inherent in computerized expert systems and the impact on worker control, workplace power and skill, labour process studies, complex organizational analysis, the philosophy of science generally, and the social aspects of technological design and implementation.

The positions are based in the San Francisco Bay area and offer an excellent salary and benefits package that includes a pension and full family medical and dental coverage, including coverage for domestic partners.

To Apply

Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample in PDF or Word format and complete the online application form at the link below. At your option, you may submit a college-level course syllabus for a class that you have taught, an outline of a one-day educational workshop, and/or a one to three page description of the best training session, class or workshop you have conducted and the intended audience.

Please apply by submitting application, writing sample, resume and cover letter here.
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