Adjunct Faculty - Midwifery


The Department of Midwifery is seeking experienced professionals to fill part-time teaching positions beginning in September 2022 for midwifery courses at Bastyr University’s Kenmore campus, 15 miles north of Seattle. We are a hard-working, supportive team, committed to creating an inclusive learning environment where student midwives feel welcomed, represented, supported and safe; where students learn to care for all families in a way that is culturally affirming and respectful; and where our commitment to social justice is woven into every facet of our program. Please read our Equity and Mission statements because they inform the work that all of our faculty do.

Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

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The Department of Midwifery is seeking part-time adjunct instructors for courses in the areas listed below. Instructors should be dynamic and experienced teachers who apply active student-learning methods in the classroom.

Midwifery Courses

Midwifery Care Health Assessment (co-taught 4-credit lab class for first-year students)

Midwifery Clinical Skills Series – Skills 1-5 (0.5 to 1-credit lab classes for first- and second-year students)

Midwifery courses are taught in a hybrid format, with some of the material taught online and some of it facilitated in monthly face-to-face classes on the Kenmore campus. Midwifery Care Health Assessment is taught over four long weekends, once each month, beginning in September


Ideal candidates must be independent, motivated instructors with initiative and problem-solving skills. Attention to detail and dedication to student engagement and learning are important required skills. Must have at least 2 years of experience and or teaching experience.

Instructor Qualifications

  • Licensure/certification as a CPM, CNM and/or LM for most midwifery courses. Master’s level credential preferred but not required.
  • Relevant experience with the course material to be taught (please specify)
  • Teaching experience and/or a commitment to developing teaching skills.
  • Continuing education, self-directed study, or relevant experience with course content.
  • Commitment to continued personal and departmental growth in anti-oppression work.
  • Excellent communication skills in person and online.


  • Access to and relevant skills with computer, internet and email.
  • Available to be off-call during in-person class sessions.
  • Available for online learning activities with students and faculty communications. We use Canvas as our learning management system.

Please refer to job #22-009 and job title when applying and send cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy and experience, and diversity/equity statement (philosophy, contribution to student success): Please clearly state the course(s) you are interested in teaching and the unique qualifications you have to do so.

No phone calls or mailed application packages.

Review of applicants will begin in late March and continue until the positions are filled. Courses take place quarterly throughout the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning Fall Quarter 2022.

The Department of Midwifery is part of the School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences at Bastyr, a private regionally accredited institution. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Bastyr University promotes a work environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity.

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All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or