Job Title: 
Adjunct Midwifery Counseling 2 #18-076
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Bastyr University, a private regionally accredited institution, is accepting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Midwifery in the School of Natural Health Arts & Sciences at its in Kenmore campus, 15 miles north of Seattle, Washington.


The Department of Midwifery is presently seeking an experienced instructor to teach Counseling for the Childbearing Year 2, a course that is offered once per year in the spring quarter. This course is the second in a series of four counseling courses in the midwifery curriculum. This class addresses particular psychological issues that may be of concern during pregnancy and the postpartum, specifically: substance use and abuse, interpersonal violence, sexual abuse history, and eating disorders.


We seek an instructor with two or more years of clinical experience in providing services to pregnant and postpartum clients, either through the provision of midwifery care or through engagement in the counseling professions. Applicants should have a comprehensive knowledge of the topics covered in this course.

Position type: 



  • Master’s level credential in a counseling field (i.e. psychology, social work, counseling, etc.) with demonstrated expertise in issues pertaining to maternal mental health and demonstrated ability to work with midwives and allied birth professionals



  • Licensure/certification as a CPM, CNM and/or LM. Master’s level credential preferred but not required. Demonstrable skills in the ability to offer effective counseling are necessary.




  • Prior participation in the Dept of Midwifery Counseling series of courses
  1. as a student who performed with excellence in the class
  2. as a teaching assistant for the class
  3. as a substitute teacher for the class


  • Familiarity with and dedication to the way in which the Counseling course series is formatted, beginning with basic counseling skills training (scenarios not necessarily related to midwifery, but which focus on eliciting the technique themselves) and gradually advancing into a combination of skills & informational requirements through the four courses. This would be best understood by someone who has taken the class.




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



Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Spring quarter begins on April 8th, 2019. Interested persons should refer to job #18-076 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


Bastyr University believes that diversity is a crucial factor in achieving academic excellence and profoundly enriching the university experience. We are committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations that we serve. 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

Hiring Range: 
Salary DOE
Kenmore Campus (Kenmore, WA)
Work Schedule: 
part-time; 1 credit, teaching is onsite and online.
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