Educator – Immediate Opening

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

National Nurses United, AFL-CIO (NNU), the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, seeks an experienced educator/lecturer to work in its expanding research and education arm, the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy.

Educators/lecturers may teach both semester-length university courses in our online certificate program in Women’s Global Health Leadership, and one-day continuing education courses for nurses. Educators/lecturers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, particularly: area studies, anthropology, economics, geography, history, international studies, political science, philosophy, science studies, sociology, social psychology, and women’s studies. These are not traditional labor educator or nursing education positions.

After appropriate orientation, educators/lecturers design and teach one-day continuing education courses on healthcare restructuring, issues impacting nursing practice, and basic principles of political economy for Registered Nurses. Additionally, educators/lecturers also may design and teach semester length courses for the National Nurses United-Department of Women's and Gender Studies joint online certificate program in Women’s Global Health Leadership at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Experience in working closely with others as part of a successful team
  • At least one advanced degree, doctorate desirable
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Two years teaching experience at the college level
  • Excellent qualitative social research skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity in teaching successful intensive workshops
  • Ability to teach complex material in a way that is accessible to a broad audience
  • Experience teaching complex global issues of political economy
  • Valid driver's license

Highly desirable attributes include familiarity with the epistemological problematic inherent in computerized expert systems and the impact on worker control, workplace power and skill, labor process studies, complex organizational analysis, the philosophy of science generally, and the social aspects of technological design and implementation.

The position is based in the San Francisco Bay area and offers an excellent salary and benefits package that includes a pension and full family medical and dental coverage, including coverage for domestic partners.


Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample in PDF or Word format and complete the online application form at the link below. At your option, you may submit an outline of a one-day educational workshop and/or a one to three page description of the best training session, class or workshop you have conducted and the intended audience.

Please no phone calls.

National Nurses United is a premiere organization of registered nurses and one of the nation’s fastest growing labor and professional organizations in the U.S. and a strong, progressive voice for nurses, patients and healthcare workers around the world. We are seeking a like-minded and experienced professional who believes in our mission with a personal dedication to social justice issues.

NNU is committed to Equal Opportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

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