Job Details

Hawaii Pacific University
  • Position Number: 5138528
  • Location: Honolulu, HI
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Adjunct - Graduate Nursing (DNP/PhD)

Job Type: Faculty - Adjunct Faculty
Job Number: 4104047
Closing: Continuous
Location: HPU Downtown Campus; Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Pacific University is designated as an Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian (ANNH) Serving Institution by the US Department of Education. As such, we strive for accurate displays of the Hawaiian language in all our institutional materials. This includes the appropriate use of diacritical marks such as the okina and kahako. Unfortunately, at times external vendors and other third-party technology integrations do not support the use of these characters. Mahalo for your understanding.


Job Summary:

Hawaii Pacific University, College of Health and Society is seeking adjunct faculty candidates to teach in-person and online courses at the graduate level. Interviews will commence once completed applications are received and minimum qualifications are met.

Opportunities to teach courses are based on skill level and departmental needs. Positions are filled on a term basis to fill the changing needs of the College of Health and Society. Courses experiences are offered days, weekends and evenings to meet the needs of the University, our students and our community partners.

The nursing undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Visit our website:

$2,000 per credit hour - DNP/Doctorate
$1,800 per credit hour - MSN
$1,800 per credit hour - BSN (with approval)
$ 2,800 per clinical credit


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Able to obtain or have current and unencumbered Hawaii Registered Nurse license.
  • Current board certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in nursing (PhD, EdD or DNP) or education or a science related to nursing from an accredited institution preferred. If doctoral degree is not in nursing must have a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution. Applicants who are in candidacy and expect to complete the dissertation (or final project phase) of the doctoral program within one-year will be considered.
  • Ability to teach in both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.
Other Qualifications:
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship and relocation allowance is not available for this position.
  • Experience working effectively with those of other cultures and backgrounds, including the commitment to building a culturally diverse educational environment.
  • Report to work obligations to support the department and may require work during HPU's winter break, if necessary.
  • Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy.
  • Upon hire, candidate must have reliable personal transportation to facilitate travel between to all HPU worksites and other locations as required by the position.
  • Able to teach classes scheduled during days, evenings, and weekends.
  • Successful candidate will be able to work in an environment that utilize excellent time and stress management skills.
  • Must submit a tuberculosis clearance upon hire.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:
  1. Instruction (95%)
    1. Teaches one or more academic subjects in area of discipline within prescribed curriculum.
    2. Prepares and delivers course content to students, whether in the classroom, clinical laboratory or online.
    3. Stimulates class discussions.
    4. Regular attendance as required by the course.
  2. Other (5%)
    1. Performs other related duties as assigned.
This description is not designed to list all activities, duties or responsibilities which may be required for this job. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned at any time.

Hawai'i Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable environment in which faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or any other protected class covered by state and federal law. Hawai'i Pacific University encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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