Faculty Employment Opportunities

Updated as of May 22, 2017


Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


Assistant Professor - Occupational Therapy

Assistant Professor - Occupational Therapy


The Department of Occupational Therapy at Misericordia University, located in Dallas, PA, is currently accepting applications for a full-time (10 month) faculty position to begin August 2017. Rank, tenure-track status, and salary are dependent upon the applicant’s experience and qualifications.


The Department of Occupational Therapy is a fully accredited program that includes a five-year professional entry-level master’s degree program and a weekend college program for individuals already possessing a baccalaureate degree in another discipline. We also offer a post-professional pediatric certificate program, a post-professional master’s degree and a post-professional clinical doctorate in occupational therapy.


Misericordia University is a teaching centered institution with a commitment to community service. The curriculum has a strong foundation in occupation, evidence-based practice and community-based practice. Successful candidates will join an experienced faculty with diverse clinical and educational backgrounds.


Qualifications:

  • Earned academic doctorate (PhD, EdD, DSc) from an accredited institution preferred.
  • NBCOT certification and eligible for Pennsylvania licensure.
  • Minimum of five years of clinical experience.
  • Teaching experience in higher education and online curriculums is preferred.
  • Expertise in psychosocial dysfunction, adult physical rehabilitation and geriatric practice are preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.


    Responsibilities include teaching in areas of expertise and supervising graduate research projects, active participation in scholarly activities, student advisement, and service to the University, community, and profession.


    Misericordia University is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2-3 hours from New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The University was founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, and has a long history of providing the community with health care practitioners who are compassionate, well educated, and able to deal with the challenging demands of health care in today’s society. The Occupational Therapy program supports the mission of Misericordia University and its core values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality.


    Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


    For confidential consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references online or by mail addressed to the Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612. Review of applications will begin in May 2017 and continue until the position is filled.


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    Director of Didactic Education/Assistant Professor - Physician Asst Program

    Director of Didactic Education/Assistant Professor - Physician Asst Program - College of Health Sciences and Education


    The Physician Assistant Program at Misericordia University, located in Dallas, PA, is currently accepting applications for full-time (12 month) Director of Didactic Education / faculty position as an assistant professor beginning October 2017.


    This position will consist of teaching in Physician Assistant Program based on areas of expertise in addition to scholarship and service. The faculty will participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the MSPAS curriculum. Likewise, the faculty member will participate in activities that support the PA Program’s maintenance of an ongoing, valid ARC-PA Accreditation status.


    Essential Functions:

    • Lead and participate in the development, initiation, and incorporation of didactic year instructional experiences
    • Oversee the development, implementations and evaluation of the curriculum for the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program.
    • Develop individualized learning objectives
    • Develop student learning competencies required for the successful completion of the PANCE examination
    • Serve as the Chair of the Curriculum Advancement Committee
    • Teach in both the didactic and clinical phase of the program
    • Provide supervision and academic counsel to students
    • Participate in recruiting qualified student applicants
    • Actively contribute to the development of initial and future ARC-PA accreditation documents and reports, as assigned by the program director.
    • Participate in scholarship and service activities as assigned and negotiated by the program director
    • Develop a research agenda under the mentorship of the department chair and medical director
    • Prepare and implement grants; provide guidance and oversight for student directed research

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Possess and maintain current and valid National Commissions on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification.
    • Current and valid Pennsylvania PA license or eligibility for Pennsylvania state licensure
    • A minimum of three years’ clinical experience
    • Master’s degree (or in process)
    • Experience with providing instruction in higher education settings (preferred)
    • Past academic teaching experience within a PA Program (preferred)
    • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team of highly motivated and experienced individuals
    • Honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards

    The Physician Assistant Department is housed in the College of Health Sciences and Education and will be relocating to a newly renovated building. Misericordia University is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2-3 hours from New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The University was founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, and has a long history of providing the community with health care practitioners who are compassionate, well educated, and able to deal with the challenging demands of health care in today’s society. The Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing departments support the mission of Misericordia University and its core values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality.


    Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


    For confidential consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names of three references online below or by mail addressed to the Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


    APPLY HERE - Assistant Professor PA Program

    Assistant Professor/Program Director - Adult Gerontologic Acute Care

    Assistant Professor/Program Director - Adult Gerontologic Acute Care NP- College of Health Sciences and Education


    The Graduate Nursing Department at Misericordia University, located in Dallas, PA, is currently accepting applications for a full-time (10 month) Program Director of a new Adult Gerontologic Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track in the Master of Science in Nursing program for an assistant professor beginning August 2017. Depending upon the applicant’s experience and qualifications the position may be tenure-track.


    The Graduate Nursing Department consists of an online DNP program and fully accredited MSN program. This position will consist of primary teaching responsibilities in a new Adult Gerontologic Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGAC-NP) track MSN program and post-master’s certificate graduate programs. The faculty member will facilitate the AGAC-NP track with program management and teaching responsibilities. Potential for teaching in the DNP program also exists depending on the applicant’s experience, qualifications, and departmental needs.


    The Adult Gerontologic Acute Care NP track lead faculty position reports to the Chairperson of Graduate Nursing Programs and Health Care Informatics.


    Qualifications: An MSN degree in nursing is required. Other qualifications include:

    • Earned doctorate (PhD, EdD, DNP) in related health care field from an accredited institution with an MSN in nursing preferred.
    • MSN in nursing
    • Current unencumbered Pennsylvania Certified Nurse Practitioner license in Adult Gerontologic Acute Care plus current national AGAC-NP practitioner board certification.
    • Recent clinical practice experience as an AGAC-NP
    • Teaching experience at the graduate level, and in non-traditional formats, preferred.
    • Experience overseeing graduate students in clinical practice settings required.
    • Ongoing clinical practice required.

    The Undergraduate Nursing Department program is fully accredited and includes traditional BSN, part-time accelerated evening BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The Graduate Nursing Department has a fully accredited MSN program FNP track which is also transitioning to an online format, and an online DNP program. The Nursing Departments are housed in the newly renovated Mary and Allen Erwine Nursing Building.


    Misericordia University is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2-3 hours from New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The University was founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, and has a long history of providing the community with health care practitioners who are compassionate, well educated, and able to deal with the challenging demands of health care in today’s society. The Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing departments support the mission of Misericordia University and its core values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality.


    Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


    For confidential consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names of three references online below or by mail addressed to the Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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    Nursing Adjunct

    Adjunct Instructors

    The Nursing Department at Misericordia University is currently seeking adjunct instructors for 6 to 12 hours of clinical per week for medical-surgical, critical care, nutrition, and community health.

    Candidates must have a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree or in a master's program of nursing and 1 year of clinical experience. All qualified applicants will hold a current Pennsylvania nursing license or be eligible for PA licensure. This position requires flexible teaching hours.

    For confidential consideration, please forward a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references by applying below, email to hr@misericordia.edu or by mail addressed to the Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612. Applications will be considered until positions are filled.

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    Nursing Adjunct - Medical/Surgical or Mental Health

    Nursing Adjunct - College of Health Sciences


    The Nursing Department at Misericordia University is currently seeking candidates for adjunct faculty positions for the 2016-2017 academic years. Misericordia offers a variety of programs including Traditional BSN, Part time Evening RN, Expressway RN to BSN, Master’s FNP and DNP.

    Qualifications of applicants for the adjunct positions should include a Master’s Degree in nursing with experience in medical/surgical, PCU or psych mental health. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in baccalaureate teaching and on-line education.


    The positions require flexible teaching hours. All applicants must hold a current Pennsylvania nursing license or be eligible for PA licensure.


    Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


    For confidential consideration, please include a letter of application vitae, and names of three references to: Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources Department 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612 or apply online at www.misericordia.edu/hr. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.


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    Nursing Adjunct - Pediatric Clinical Instructor

    Nursing Adjunct - Pediatric Clinical Instructor - Nursing



    The Nursing Department at Misericordia University is currently seeking adjunct pediatric clinical instructors. The required hours are Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 6 hours over seven weeks.


    Candidates must have a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree or be enrolled in a master's program of nursing and 1 year of clinical experience. All qualified applicants will hold a current Pennsylvania nursing license.


    For confidential consideration, please forward a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references online, by email to hr@misericordia.edu or by mail addressed to the Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612. Applications will be considered until positions are filled.


    Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to the campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contributes to this goal.


    APPLY HERE - Nursing Adjunct - Pediatric Clinical Instructor

    Visiting Assistant Professor - English

    Visiting Assistant Professor - English


    Misericordia University’s English Department seeks to hire a full-time, visiting assistant professor of English for the 2017-18 academic year.


    The successful candidate must demonstrate strength in teaching writing and literature survey courses, and may, as needed, teach upper-level courses for the English major. ABD accepted; Ph.D preferred.


    The candidate accepting this position will be responsible for teaching 12 credits per fall and spring semesters, which will include sections of the institution’s University Writing Seminar.

    To apply, please submit a letter of application and c.v. online or by mail addressed to the Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612. The deadline for applications is June 5, 2017. Finalists will be asked for a dossier at a later date.


    Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.

    Misericordia University, an 93-year-old institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy, offering baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours from New York City, and Philadelphia. The university's approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service to others has resulted in its wide regional acclaim.


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