Adjunct Faculty – Midwifery Didactic (#19-029)


Bastyr University, a private regionally accredited institution, is accepting applications for a faculty position in the Maternal Child Health Systems (MCHS) program of the Department of Midwifery in the School of Natural Health Arts & Sciences at its in Kenmore campus, 15 miles north of Seattle, Washington. The majority of the IP course series occurs online from any location convenient to the instructor.

The Department of Midwifery is presently seeking an experienced instructor to mentor graduate students and facilitate students’ progression in the Independent Project (IP) course series over 4 consecutive quarters. Students conceptualize and follow-through on either a master’s level thesis (original research), capstone (non-research project), or internship (with deliverables) and achieve their goals with the assistance of an Advisory Committee.

The course instructor serves as the Committee Chair for the majority or all of the IPs, depending on the cohort size. The Chair is not expected to be a content expert on students’ topics, but will assist students to find Committee member(s) for that expertise. In addition, the course instructor prepares the syllabus for each quarter, manages the online learning platform, facilitates one or two synchronous classes per quarter, and coordinates the evaluations and grading with other Advisory Committee Chairs (who must be Bastyr University faculty).

Work schedule: 12 credits over 4 sequential academic quarters with a defined cohort of 6 to 12 students.

  • Summer Quarter 1 credit (1/2 day onsite first week of quarter; the rest online)
  • Fall Quarter 3 credits (online)Winter Quarter 4 credits (online)
  • Spring Quarter 4 credits (1 day onsite last weekend of quarter; the rest online)


  • Master’s level credential or higher from a regionally accredited university in a field with an emphasis on reproductive and maternal health (e.g., midwifery, nursing, public health, social work, medical anthropology, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with midwives and allied birth professionals, including in community-based settings (birth center or home birth)
  • Experience teaching, mentoring, or precepting adult students
  • Access to and relevant skills with computer, internet, email Evidence of anti-racism coursework/workshops and advocacy/activism regarding social justice issues in maternal-child health   OR
  • Willingness to complete Department of Midwifery social justice online coursework as soon as available after hiring


  • Relevant skills with online learning technologies (or willingness to learn)
  • Familiarity with American Psychological Association (APA) citation and referencing style

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Summer quarter begins in early July 2019, but preparation for Summer Quarter will begin in May 2019. Interested persons should refer to job #19-029 when submitting a letter of interest, curriculum vita, description of teaching philosophy and experience plus three references with contact information to Please, no phone calls or mailed application packages. For more information, please visit EEO.

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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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

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Adjunct Faculty – Midwifery Didactic (#19-029)