The Department of Nursing in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah University invites applications for full-time nursing faculty. The primary focus will be Medical-Surgical nursing or Maternity in the fall semester and Pediatrics and foundational courses in the spring semester.
Qualifications: Minimum of Master of Science degree in nursing with appropriate clinical practice certifications; doctorate in nursing preferred (PhD or DNP), or current enrollment in doctoral study. Graduate preparation in nursing education and certification in nursing education (CNE) highly preferred. Previous college teaching experience preferred. Must have clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing, maternity and/or pediatric nursing. Candidate should have a commitment to excellence in teaching in a Christian liberal arts setting and to ongoing scholarship, service, and practice in nursing. Must have a current, valid professional nursing license in the state of Pennsylvania.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include theory and clinical teaching in at least two of the following core clinical courses: Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults, Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family, Nursing Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, or Foundations of Nursing Practice. Additional course responsibilities may include: Health Assessment, Historical and Conceptual Basis for Nursing, Pharmacology, and/or Pathophysiology, depending on qualifications. Doctorally prepared candidates (PhD or DNP) may have the opportunity to teach graduate level courses. Faculty will have advising and institutional service responsibilities as well as continuing in their own scholarship and practice.
The Program: Messiah University’s Department of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including:
• RN to BSN
• MSN – Nurse Educator
• MSN – Nursing Administration
• MSN MBA - Nursing Administration dual degree
• DNP/FNP (post BSN)
• DNP-Nursing Leadership (post master's)
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 baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Messiah University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The Department: Simulation laboratories include advanced simulation with medium and high-fidelity human simulators. Faculty are committed to the integration of Christian faith in the practice of the nursing profession. Students also have opportunities for cross-cultural experiences and development of intercultural competency is encouraged.
The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of 2,500 undergraduate students including 17.7% under-represented and 3.0% international students from 24 countries and over 700 graduate students including 22.1% of students from under-represented populations.
The University 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 University 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: Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “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.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.
Starting Date for Positions: January 9, 2023, if possible or Fall 2023
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications/Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide current curriculum vitae, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah University, 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.”
Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Additional documents required for application to this position are listed in the online job posting. Paper applications will not be accepted. To submit an application and supporting materials see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/23180
Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.