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full-time/term-tenure track or clinical track faculty

The Department of Nursing in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for a full-time/term-tenure track or clinical track faculty position in Medical-Surgical and Critical Care Nursing to begin in August 2014.


Teach a variety of undergraduate courses including: Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults, Nursing Care of the Critically Ill, Nursing Research, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Nursing Assessment. Doctorally prepared candidates (PhD or DNP) will have the opportunity to teach graduate level courses as new graduate programs evolve. Faculty will have advising and institutional service responsibilities as well as continuing in their own scholarship and practice.


Master of Science degree in nursing with appropriate graduate courses in a relevant clinical discipline required with appropriate clinical practice certifications; doctorate in nursing highly preferred (PhD or DNP), or current enrollment in doctoral study. Will consider candidates who make a solid commitment to pursue doctoral study upon appointment. Current, relevant clinical practice required. Previous college teaching experience preferred. Candidate should have a commitment to excellence in teaching in a Christian Liberal Arts setting and to ongoing scholarship, service, and practice in nursing.

The Program: The program enjoys a reputation for high quality classroom and clinical instruction producing well-prepared graduates who are preferred for hire in local and regional health care institutions.

The Department: The Department of Nursing offers a baccalaureate nursing program and a newly launched master’s in nursing program—nurse educator track. A majority of full-time faculty are doctorally prepared and energetically seek innovative scholarship opportunities in practice and teaching. New simulation laboratories include advanced simulation laboratories with medium and high-fidelity human simulators. Faculty are committed to the integration of Christian faith in the practice of the nursing profession. The undergraduate nursing program is just recently reaccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,800 undergraduate students including over 7.5% of under-represented and 3.34% international students from 34 countries and over 170 graduate students including over 4.5% of students from under-represented populations. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience

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Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please address all inquiries to:

Nancy Woods, Ph.D., M.P.H., CNM
Associate Professor of Nursing
Chairperson, Search Committee
Messiah College
(717) 691-6029 (Office)
(717) 691-6046 (Fax)

To make application and submit supporting materials see:

Messiah College, a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic/national origin, disability, race, gender or veteran status in its education programs, admissions or employment policies. Women and Minority candidate are encouraged to apply.

  posted october 2013