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About University of Providence

The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. The University is committed to its mission of preparing students for living and making a living. Founded by the Sisters of Providence, the University is a ministry of Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) and continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry. Shared values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship shape the missions of both the University and PSJH.


Nursing at University of Providence:

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate


Position Summary:

Adjunct instructors in the University of Providence (UP), School of Health Professions, Nursing Division fulfill the university mission by providing a quality education for students. They serve as a leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator of learning in the classroom environment. In the nursing programs, this may include the online classroom, clinical or lab setting. Adjunct instructors are responsible to the Nursing Program Director(s) and Nursing Division Chair.

Note: Clinical Adjunct Instructors work at UP BSN sites in Lewistown, MT and Anchorage, AK.



  • Teaching assignments are made by semester, in 8 or 16-week sessions, throughout the 12-month academic year.
  • Effective teaching should result in documented learner satisfaction and demonstrated success in achieving program and student learning outcomes.
  • The instructor must have a reliable personal computer with internet access to enter the University’s learning management system and other university software programs related to academic programs and grading.
  • Teaching responsibilities are conducted in a manner that follows the University employment agreement, University policies, procedures, Code of Conduct, and applicable laws and regulations.


Required Qualifications:

  • Current, unencumbered (RN) nursing license.
  • Minimum two years of current nursing practice experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program.
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited school is required for online classroom teaching; a doctorate degree is preferred.
  • Doctorate degree required for teaching in the graduate program.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience and demonstrated proficiency using a variety of technologies.
  • Simulation education, clinical education, face-to-face, and/or previous online teaching experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience with developing online nursing program curricula is preferred.
  • Ability work effectively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Current knowledge of issues impacting the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations.
  • Current knowledge of professional and leadership issues impacting clinical practice in nursing, health care organizations, and the nursing workforce.
  • Certification as Certified Online Instructor (COI) or other online teaching certification and/or specialty nursing certification is preferred.


Professional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel).
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the philosophy, mission, core values, and goals of the University and PSJH, including:
    • The university’s mission, as a private Catholic liberal arts institution that prepares students for living and for making a living.
    • The ability to integrate values of justice, respect, compassion, excellence, and stewardship into programs and services.
    • Previous work record demonstrates personal integrity, veracity, and trust.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates strong professional judgement and decision-making ability.
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate and make meaningful recommendations to the faculty.
  • Committed to on-going professional reflection and instilling trust and honesty with others.


Application Requirements:

  • Complete a University of Providence application.
  • Submit a recent Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter detailing professional experience and education, including teaching experience and a list of courses taught.
  • Submit three professional references (include names, contact information).
  • Submit official transcripts from all graduate schools (required before an offer can be made to candidate).



To apply, please send CV, Cover Letter, UP application, and professional references to hr.up@uprovidence.edu


Employment Application (PDF)

The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5976.

For more information, please contact Human Resources