The Department of Midwifery is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach three Clinical Seminar 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.

Clinical Seminar is a series of 7 courses that students take concurrently with Practicum. All Clinical Seminars include an opportunity for students to debrief clinical experiences and integrate theoretical knowledge with midwifery practice through case presentations, problem triage, charting exercises, case management scenarios, projects to develop cultural competency, and knowledge of community resources. 

  • Clinical Seminar 1 occurs in the spring quarter of Year 1 of the program
  • Clinical Seminars 2-4 occur throughout Year 2 of the program (Sept through June)
  • Clinical Seminars 5-7 occur in Year 3 of the program (Sept through June)

We are seeking an instructor for Clinical Seminars 2-4 throughout Year 2 of the program. Each course is 1 credit, and our intention is for the same instructor to hold all three of these Seminar courses for the Year 2 students.

Because of a disruption in our normal progression of these courses due to COVID-19, the Clinical Seminar 4 course that is typically taught in the Spring quarter was moved to the Summer quarter. Therefore, the person hired for this position would begin in July 2020 by teaching Seminar 4, then resume the usual schedule of Clinical Seminar 2 in the fall with the incoming Year 2 students, followed by Clinical Seminar 3 in the winter and Clinical Seminar 4 in the Spring of 2021. 

These courses are taught in a hybrid format, with some of the material taught online and some of it facilitated in a synchronous format face-to-face. Due to physical distancing, it is anticipated that the face-to-face aspects of these courses will be facilitated online using Zoom for the Fall 2020 quarter.

We seek a midwife with extensive clinical experience in home and/or birth center settings who has demonstrated interest and skill in teaching clinical management to a diverse group of student midwives in inclusive ways that affirm multiple identities.

  • Licensure/certification as a CPM, CNM and/or LM. Master’s level credential preferred but not required.
  • Teaching experience and/or a commitment to developing teaching skills, including helping students to address bias incidents in the clinical setting.
  • Significant experience in clinical midwifery practice essential in home or birth center setting. Active, current midwifery practice is also preferred. 
  • 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.
  • Preference given to applicants who have served as clinical preceptors for the Department of Midwifery with evidence of good rapport with students.


  • Access to and relevant skills with computer, internet and email.
  • Available to be off-call during synchronous class sessions.
  • Available for online learning activities with students and faculty communications.

Please refer to job #20-020 and job title when applying and send cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy and experience, diversity/equity statement (philosophy, contribution to student success), and three references with contact information to: jobs@bastyr.edu. Please, no phone calls or mailed application packages.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position will begin July 6, 2020.

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.

Bastyr University is an equal opportunity institution. We do not discriminate in matters of employment or participation in programs, services or benefits on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, individuals with disabilities, genetic information, or veteran status. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the university in advance if you require special accommodation due to a disability.

Special Note: 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 during the application process should contact the Human Resources department by phone (425) 602-3087 or fax (425) 602-3058 or email jobs@bastyr.edu.