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Term-Tenure Track or Clinical Track Nursing Faculty

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Term-Tenure Track or Clinical Track Nursing Faculty
Position Type Faculty
School School of Science, Engineering and Health
Department Department of Nursing (2038)
Discipline Medical-Surgical Nursing
Level Undergraduate
Time Status Full-Time
Campus Main Campus (Grantham)
Position Description

Position Summary

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. The primary focus of this position will be in Medical-Surgical nursing and foundational courses. Additional areas of interest or specialty such as Obstetric or Pediatric Nursing will provide greater flexibility in teaching opportunities.


Teach a variety of undergraduate courses according to relevant clinical practice, which may include: Foundations of Nursing Practice, Health Assessment, Historical and Conceptual Basis for Nursing, and Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults. Other possible courses include Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family, and Nursing Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, depending on qualifications. Doctorally prepared candidates (PhD or DNP) may 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; graduate degree in nursing education, and teaching experience preferred; 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

Messiah College’s Department of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including:
MSN – Nursing Educator track
• Post baccalaureate DNP/FNP
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 undergraduate and master’s programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the newly developed DNP/FNP program will undertake accreditation in 2020.

The Department

A majority of full-time faculty are doctorally prepared and energetically seek innovative scholarship opportunities in practice and teaching. 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. Faculty are committed to the integration of Christian faith in the practice of the nursing profession.

The College

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% 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. Messiah College is committed to increasing the diversity of the College community. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in these areas.


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.

Starting Date for Position 08/01/2018

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest indicating areas of specialization, their curriculum vitae, three personal statements on your faith, teaching philosophy and the College Mission, copy of official transcripts, three reference letters and a completed faculty application.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline
Quicklink for Posting

Reference Requests

Applicants will submit the name and e-mail address for the number of referees listed below. Referees will receive an e-mail notifying them to upload a confidential letter via the provided URL.

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes
Minimum Requests 3
Maximum Requests 3
Last Day Referee Can Submit Reference
Referee Reminded After How Many Days 3

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. College/University Transcript(s)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Personal Statement - Faith
  5. Personal Statement - Teaching
  6. Personal Statement – College Mission
Optional Documents