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Adjunct Instructor

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Local Title: Adjunct Instructor
Budget Title: Adjunct Instructor
Work Type: Hourly
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Nursing, Faculty - Teaching Only


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking an hourly/part-time Adjunct Instructor. The successful candidate will:

  • Teach and/or supervise students in clinical specialty areas (Medical-Surgical, Pediatric, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mental/Behavioral Health, and Community Health Nursing).
  • Orient students to the patient care unit, hospital/agency policies, procedures, and appropriate patient record and documentation systems.
  • Conduct clinical pre and post conferences with students to the specific roles and responsibilities; assign students to patients, review clinical objectives and criteria with students and assign students to interpersonal case presentations.
  • Provide and guide students as it relates to the College of Nursing clinical policies; evaluate students clinical performance and submit these to the Clinical Coordinator.
  • Communicate with the Clinical Coordinator, Program Director(s), Director of Clinical Services and Associate Dean for Transformational Education.

Required Qualifications:

  • New York State Registered Nurse and/or Nurse Practitioner License.
  • Master's Degree.
  • 2 to 4 years of continuous clinical nursing experience in area of specialization, including Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing or a related field, with scholarly activities.
  • Graduate level teaching experience, and a record of research and scholarship commensurate with academic rank.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Hourly/Part-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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