Educator Social Justice and Social Science, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (AFL-CIO)
Permanent Labor Union Position (Oakland, CA)
Deadline: 
October 25, 2019
Post date: September 24, 2019

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) invites applications from academic and political educators to join our growing education program. NNU educators support the patient advocacy, leadership, and social justice unionism of our members. Educators develop and teach curriculum for continuing education courses, NNU’s online certificate program in Women’s Global Health Leadership (Rutgers University), as well  as a variety of labor and popular education trainings and workshops. Subject matter ranges from workers’ rights and workplace democracy; the political economy of health and healthcare; equity and social justice; to environmental justice and global solidarity.

We seek applicants with a record of teaching excellence and creative methodologies; a background in and/or research related to social justice; and a strong commitment to advancing registered nurses’ movement for health justice.

Position: This is a permanent full-time position based in the San Francisco Bay area; which includes periods of extensive travel.  Teaching and travel obligations vary according to organizational need, calendar, and program growth.

Salary and Benefits: Excellent salary depending on experience, and benefits including comprehensive family health & dental plan, and generous pension.

Basic Qualifications: An advanced degree in a relevant discipline or interdisciplinary field (PhD preferred), a commitment to social justice unionism, the ability to work collaboratively, and a valid driver’s license. We encourage applicants from all disciplines, particularly: American/Cultural Studies, history, sociology/anthropology, economics, feminist studies,  environmental studies, critical geography, international/global studies, political science, philosophy, science studies, and labor studies.

To Apply

Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and writing sample in PDF or Word format. Please be sure to fill out the one page online application form.

If available, you are encouraged to submit a teaching portfolio that includes teaching evaluations and/or a video demonstrating your teaching style.  At your option, you may submit a college-level course syllabus for a class that you have taught, an outline of a one-day educational workshop or educational session that you have conducted, a one to three page description of the best class or workshop you have conducted and the intended audience.

Watch Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN outline why nurses are on the frontlines of the fight for Medicare for All.

The California Nurses Association/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 to be our Educator.

CNA/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.​

Application Instructions 

Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and writing sample in PDF or Word format at https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/jobs/educator

 Please be sure to fill out the one page online application form.    

If available, you are encouraged to submit a teaching portfolio that includes teaching evaluations and/or a video demonstrating your teaching style.  At your option, you may submit a college-level course syllabus for a class that you have taught, an outline of a one-day educational workshop or educational session that you have conducted, a one to three page description of the best class or workshop you have conducted and the intended audience.

Please apply as soon as possible

Position begins as soon as a committed Educator is hired.

Review Begins: 
September 25, 2019

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