Faculty Employment Opportunities

Updated as of January 18, 2019


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.


Confidential letters of recommendation can be sent directly to hr@misericordia.edu.


Assistant Professor - Biology

Assistant Professor - Biology - College of Arts and Sciences


The Department of Biology at Misericordia University invites applications for the following:


1) A full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position for appointment in Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or closely related discipline is required with specialization in Marine Sciences or Marine Biology. Teaching responsibilities include introductory biology, marine biology and development of advanced courses in the field of expertise. Applicants must be prepared also to teach effectively introductory courses for biology majors as well as non-major core courses in which they prepare and deliver lectures; evaluate and grade students’ classwork and assignments; and initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Commitment to student engagement and effective communication skills are essential. Candidates must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and an ability to develop and maintain a research program that leads to peer-reviewed publications and actively involves undergraduate students. The position requires 12 credits of teaching each semester, scholarship/research, academic advising, and participation in departmental and university service.


2) A full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position for appointment in Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or a closely related discipline is required with specialization in Neuroscience and/or animal behavior. Teaching responsibilities include anatomy and physiology for health science majors, animal behavior and/or neuroscience, and development of advanced courses in the field of expertise. Applicants must be prepared also to teach effectively introductory courses for biology majors as well as non-major core courses in which they prepare and deliver lectures; evaluate and grade students’ classwork and assignments; and initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Commitment to student engagement and effective communication skills are essential. Candidates must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and an ability to develop and maintain a research program that leads to peer-reviewed publications and actively involves undergraduate students. The position requires 12 credits of teaching each semester, scholarship/research, academic advising, and participation in departmental and university service.


Misericordia 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 in the letter of application.


Misericordia University, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately two 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.


Review of credentials will begin December 3 and continue until the positions are filled. For confidential consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement that details plans for undergraduate involvement, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


APPLY HERE - Assistant Professor - Biology

Assistant Professor - English

Assistant Professor - English


The Department of English at Misericordia University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor of English, with demonstrated experience and strength in teaching professional writing, commencing in fall 2019. Ph.D. must be in hand prior to August 15, 2019.


The candidate accepting this position will be responsible for teaching 12 credits per fall and spring semesters, including preparing and delivering lectures; evaluating and grading students’ classwork and assignments; and initiating, facilitating, and moderating classroom discussions. Applicants must be able to offer courses in the Core Curriculum, including sections of the University Writing Seminar as well as literature courses in the Core. The individual in this position must also be able to teach upper division courses in professional writing and help revise and grow the department’s professional writing track. This person may teach upper-division literature classes if needed and dependent on relevance of specialty.


Misericordia University, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately two 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. Misericordia 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.


Review of credentials will begin November 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For confidential consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application and c.v. online or by mail to Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612. Finalists for this position will be asked to submit their complete dossier.


APPLY HERE - Assistant Professor - English

Assistant Professor - Finance

Assistant Professor - Finance - College of Business


The Department of Business in the College of Business at Misericordia University invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Finance to begin in fall 2019. Candidates must hold a doctorate in Finance. ABD candidates with an expected completion date of their doctorate on or before 8/15/19 will also be considered. This position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Finance, including but are not limited to Principles of Finance, Investment Management, Financial Management, and International Finance, as well as introductory level economics courses. The successful candidate must be able to develop a Finance specialization within the undergraduate Business degree, which requires the design of an innovative finance course curriculum.


Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit potential for research and publication. Experience in the private sector in the finance field is a plus. Candidates are expected to be able to engage students by incorporating creative pedagogies in business education. Duties include preparing and delivering courses using methods that enhance student learning; evaluating and grading students’ classwork and assignments; and initiating, facilitating, and moderating classroom discussions; advising students; and participating in curriculum development and service activities. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, who will engage in peer-reviewed scholarship, who have the desire to serve the department as well as the University, and who bring a commitment to the University’s mission. Moreover, Misericordia 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, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately two 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. Misericordia 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.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by February 1, 2019 are assured full consideration. For confidential consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and three or more professional references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


APPLY HERE - Assistant Professor - Finance

Assistant Professor of Management

Assistant Professor of Management - College of Business


The Department of Business in the College of Business at Misericordia University invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Management with a start date of August 15, 2019. Candidates must hold a doctorate in Management or a closely related field. Candidates are expected to be able to engage students by incorporating creative pedagogies in business education. Duties include preparing and delivering courses using methods that enhance student learning; evaluating and grading students’ classwork and assignments; and initiating, facilitating, and moderating classroom discussions; advising students; and participating in curriculum development and service activities. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, who will engage in peer-reviewed scholarship, who have the desire to serve the department as well as the University, and who bring a commitment to the University’s mission. Misericordia is also 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, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately two 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.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 15, 2018 are assured full consideration. For confidential consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and three or more professional references online or by mail at Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


APPLY HERE - Assistant Professor of Management

Assistant Professor - Psychology

Assistant Professor - Psychology - College of Arts and Sciences


The Department of Psychology at Misericordia University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position for appointment in Fall 2019. A Ph.D. or Psy.D. is required. Specializations of interest include Experimental Psychology, Adult Development, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Community Psychology. Applicants should be prepared to teach introductory psychology and research methods, as well as specialty courses in their research areas. Successful candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching at the college/university level and are expected to establish and maintain a research program that leads to peer-reviewed publications and actively involves undergraduate students. In addition to teaching a 4:4 load, responsibilities include academic advising and participation in departmental and university service. Applicants must be able to offer courses in the Core Curriculum as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s field of study where one is expected to prepare and deliver lectures; evaluate and grade students’ classwork and assignments; and initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.


Misericordia 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, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately two 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.


Review of credentials will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. For confidential consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application (including why you are specifically interested in this position), a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement that details plans for undergraduate involvement, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations online or by mail to Misericordia University, Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


APPLY HERE - Assistant Professor - Psychology

Director of Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing Program - Pittsburgh Campus

Director of Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing Program - Pittsburgh Campus - College of Health Sciences and Education


Misericordia University is excited to extend their reputable Bachelor of Science in Nursing to its newly established Pittsburgh site by offering an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN). The site is due to enroll its first cohort of students in August, 2019.


In this critical leadership role, you will have oversight of academic operations, faculty leadership, student success and performance. Reporting to the Undergraduate Nursing Department Chair, you will work on qualifying potential students and the overall marketing of the program. Students in the ABSN program complete online didactic coursework, on-site simulation classes and external clinical experiences with a well-established area healthcare partner.


For consideration, you must have a Master’s Degree in Nursing, with a terminal degree preferred. A minimum of five years teaching experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, along with prior supervisory experience is required. The successful candidate will have a current unencumbered RN license in the state of Pennsylvania.


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 and contact information for three references online, or by mail addressed to the Office of Human Resources, Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612.


To view the complete job description, please click here.


APPLY HERE - Director ABSN Program


Faculty - Nursing, Adult Gerontological Acute Care NP Program

Faculty - Nursing, Adult Gerontological Acute Care NP Program - 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 (12 month) faculty position to develop and direct an Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Position to begin immediately. Rank, tenure-track status, and salary are dependent upon the applicant’s experience and qualifications. The position also includes a release for clinical practice responsibilities as an AGAC-NP within the Geisinger Northeast Health Care System.


The Misericordia University Nursing Departments’ fully accredited programs include a traditional BSN, Part-time Accelerated evening BSN, Expressway RN to BSN, and a Master’s FNP program in a newly renovated College of Health Sciences building. A fully online Doctor of Nursing Practice program is also offered.


Misericordia University is a teaching centered institution with a commitment to community service. Successful candidates will join an experienced faculty with diverse clinical and educational backgrounds.

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (PhD, EdD, DNP) in nursing or related health care field from an accredited institution with MSN degree or post-master’s certificate as an adult gerontological acute care nurse practitioner.
  • Current unencumbered Pennsylvania Registered Nurse and CRNP licenses with current national board certification as an adult gerontological acute care nurse practitioner.
  • Teaching experience at the graduate level, and in non-traditional/online formats, preferred.
  • Experience overseeing graduate students in clinical practice settings preferred.

Responsibilities include development and direction an adult gerontologic acute care nurse practitioner and teaching in graduate programs, active participation in scholarly activities, student recruitment and advisement, and service to the University, community, and profession and ongoing clinical practices as AGAC-NP.


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 Nursing 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 vita, and names and contact information for 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 immediately and continue until the position is filled.


APPLY HERE - Faculty, Nursing AGACNP

Faculty - Occupational Therapy

Faculty - Occupational Therapy - College of Health Sciences and Education


The Department of Occupational Therapy at Misericordia University, is currently accepting applications for a full-time (10 month) faculty position to begin August 2019. Rank, tenure-track status, and salary are dependent upon the applicant’s experience and qualifications.

The Department of Occupational Therapy offers an accredited professional entry-level degree program. We also offer a post professional clinical doctorate in occupational therapy. The occupation-based curriculum culminates in each student developing an individualized doctoral capstone project under close faculty mentorship.

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.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

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

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 the profession. 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 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.

For confidential consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names/contact information for 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 immediately and continue until the position is filled.


APPLY HERE - Faculty - Occupational Therapy

Faculty - Speech Language Pathology

Faculty - Speech Language Pathology - College of Health Sciences and Education


Misericordia University invites applications for two (2) full-time (10 month), tenure-track positions in our Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Department. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, engaging in scholarly activity, advising students, and participating in service. Clinical supervision opportunities are available if requested. Misericordia offers a 5-year combined undergraduate and graduate program. The SLP Department is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that includes academic offices, research labs, classrooms, and clinic rooms. Our cutting-edge technology includes functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, ANS software and hardware, ISCAN eye-gaze tracking devices, videostroboscopy, Motion Capture Technology, Intelligent Video Solutions for supervision, Sound-Isolation Room with Virtual Acoustic Environment, AAC equipment, Anatomage Virtual Dissection table, and VitalStim biofeedback systems. We also have research and clinical affiliations with area hospitals.


Qualifications for the position are: (1) Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related discipline (ABD will be considered with documented status) and (2) quality teaching experience. Candidates with CCC-SLP are preferred. All specialties will be considered; however, applicants with expertise in neurogenic communicative disorders and/or child/adult speech and language disorders are preferred. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Summer teaching is available. Inquiries only should be directed to Dr. Glen Tellis, Search Committee Chair, (570) 674-6159, or e-mail: gtellis@misericordia.edu.


If you are at the ASHA Convention in Boston and would like to meet with the faculty, please call Dr. Tellis at (570) 406-5063.

Misericordia University is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours from New York City and Philadelphia. 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 Speech-Language Pathology Department supports the mission of Misericordia University and its core values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality.


For consideration, please submit a letter of application (including your telephone number & e-mail address), curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, graduate academic transcript, and three references online or by mail to: Misericordia University, Human Resources Department, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA, 18612. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is Fall 2019.


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.


APPLY HERE - Faculty - SLP

Faculty - Teacher Education

Faculty - Teacher Education - College of Health Sciences and Education


The Teacher Education Department of Misericordia University seeks a tenure track faculty member to join our department at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning in August 2019. Misericordia University’s Teacher Education Department offers a variety of programs in Elementary and Special Education, Middle Level Education, Secondary Education, and at the graduate level. Preferred candidates are those who hold a Doctorate in Education that emphasizes Special Education or related field and who have prior teaching experience in special education, particularly for students with low incidence disabilities. We aim to hire faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, engagement in peer-reviewed scholarship, graduate education program development, and a commitment to the University’s mission. The candidate should have a desire to teach in both undergraduate and graduate education programs; experience in online course development and facilitation is necessary. Candidates who are effective teachers who also have demonstrated ability in strategic planning, program assessment, and program development are encouraged to apply. Misericordia 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.

Required Qualifications
• Earned doctoral degree in Education with emphasis in Special Education or closely related field.
• Successful experience teaching special education students for at least 3 years in a preK-12 school setting
• Experience with online course development and facilitation
• An established record of scholarly productivity and proven track record of external funding or demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity.
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department and across the University.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with both undergraduate and graduate teacher education.
• Ability to advise and supervise a diverse student body in undergraduate, and graduate programs.
• Experience in graduate education development
• Demonstrated ability or potential to extend evidence-based instructional practices to educational systems.

Responsibilities, but are not limited to:
• Teach courses.
• Supervise practicum students and student teachers.
• Provide academic advising for undergraduate and graduate education majors.
• Participate and facilitate preparation of reports for program assessment and accreditation.
• Contribute to program area, department, college, and university governance.

Misericordia University, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, is a Catholic institution located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately two 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 acclaim.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references online, or by mail to: Misericordia University Attn: Human Resources, 301 Lake St. Dallas, PA 18612.


Questions can be directed to Colleen M. Duffy, Ed.D, Chair, Teacher Education Department cduffy@misericordia.edu


APPLY HERE - Faculty - Teacher Education

Physician Assistant Program Director

Physician Assistant Program Director - College of Health Sciences and Education


Misericordia University seeks a program director and full-time principal faculty member to direct the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program in the College of Health Sciences and Education. The Program Director complements an existing team, including a medical director, director of clinical education, and faculty member. The program is in ARC-PA candidacy with a site visit spring 2020.


The responsibilities of the position include: direct the Physician Assistant program; oversee the development and accreditation of the program, oversee curriculum, schedule and staff courses, market the program, and develop a strong partnership with local and national healthcare organizations. The Director of the Physician Assistant Program will have a long-term vision for the direction and needs of the program. Previous experience as a program director and accreditation is preferred.


Responsibilities:

  • Direct the Physician Assistant Program
  • Manage and develop curriculum
  • Teach in both the didactic and clinical phases of the program
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the entry-level curriculum for the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Participate in the development, initiation, and incorporation of instructional experiences
  • Participate in recruiting qualified student applicants
  • Provide supervision and academic counsel to faculty and students
  • Facilitate the ongoing accreditation process
  • Prepare and implement grants and contracts
  • Develop a research agenda and assist with mentorship of the department faculty
  • Participate in service activities

Qualifications and Experience of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Current Physician Assistant National Certification
  • Eligibility for Pennsylvania state licensure
  • A minimum of three years’ clinical experience
  • Master's degree
  • Higher education experience
  • Past academic teaching experience
  • 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

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.


Application Process:

Qualified applicants should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vita and the names and contact information for three references online or by mail to: Misericordia University, Office of Human Resources, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612.


Misericordia University, founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, offers baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, and 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.


APPLY HERE - Physician Assistant Program Director

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