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School of Health Professions Graduate Program Adjunct Instructor

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.

Graduate Programs Include:

  • Master in Healthcare Administration
  • Infection Prevention & Epidemiology

Position Summary

Adjunct professors in the School of Health Professions graduate programs at the University of Providence fulfill the university mission by providing a quality education for students. They act as a leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator on learning in an online environment. Adjunct faculty members are responsible to a Program Director.


  • Teaching Load: able to teach between one – four courses during each academic year (over 12 months) resulting in a level of 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 is in compliance with the University employment agreement, University policies, procedures, Code of Conduct, and applicable laws and regulations.

Education Requirements

  • Graduate degree required from an accredited school; doctorate highly preferred from an accredited school.
  • Certification as Certified Online Instructor (COI) and/or certification in specialty preferred.


Desired Experience
  • Previous on-line teaching experience in a healthcare related field is preferred.
  • Previous experience reviewing and/or developing online curriculum is preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Current knowledge of professional issues in healthcare, research, and large healthcare organizations.


  • Proven proficiency in 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.
  • Independent judgment, decision making capacity, and the ability to make sound and supported recommendations to other faculty members.
  • Is reflective and instills trust through openness and honesty with others.
  • Has self-knowledge of personal talents and non-talents and acknowledges and utilizes others for balance. Works with the team to ensure the same.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed university application
  • Resume/CV detailing professional experience/education
  • List of courses taught
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
  • The University will need official transcripts from all graduate schools before an offer can be made to any candidate

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, UP application, and three 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