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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Nursing

Eastern Mennonite University
Main Campus - Harrisonburg, VA, 22802

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Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Harrisonburg, VA

Position Type: Faculty

Job Category: Education

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Nursing POSITION: a full time, continuing contract, faculty position in the Undergraduate, prelicensure Nursing Program

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide high quality undergraduate, pre-licensure nursing instruction in a reputable, CCNE-accredited nursing program grounded in the liberal arts. Applicants must have a strong commitment to clinical practicum supervision and classroom theory teaching in the area of Adult Health nursing. Applicants will participate in academic advising of nursing majors (18-20 students annually).

POSITION DETAILS: 12-month contract, with a good potential for renewal of position. 24 semester hours per year. Salary and rank determined by education and experience.

APPOINTMENT DATE: One-year position begins mid-August 2023. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open.

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or DNP preferred, MSN required. Experience in adult health nursing is required. Prior experience in nursing education preferred.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in one or more of the following: academic advising; clinical supervision; nursing simulation labs: development, coordination, and supervision.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to serving and working within a community of diverse learners and an affinity for the department’s mission of preparing and mentoring students to practice nursing within a Sacred Covenant Model (

EMU’S nursing program emphasizes service, empathy, agape love, empowerment, and the nurse-patient relationship in their sacred covenant model to bring wholeness and healing. Eastern Mennonite University (, situated in Harrisonburg, Virginia and the surrounding beautiful Shenandoah Valley, is a vibrant, private liberal arts university.

EMU is renowned for collaborative academic excellence and affordability with a focus on service, peace, social justice, and global engagement. EMU offers rigorous academic study to more than 2000 undergraduate and graduate students. EMU encourages students, faculty and staff to live their faith and values through service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability. As a community who strives to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, gender identities and orientations to apply.

INQUIRIES: Application review begins immediately and is ongoing. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and contact information for three professional references, should be submitted through this link. Applicants will be asked to respond to questions specific to EMU’s mission after the initial inquiry. Follow the Apply Now instructions at the top of this page. If you are a current employee, login to your paycom account to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EMU is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who would deepen the diversity of the University.


A leader among faith-based universities, Eastern Mennonite University emphasizes peacebuilding, sustainability, experiential learning, and cross-cultural engagement. Founded in 1917 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, EMU is an educational institution of Mennonite Church USA. EMU serves students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds and confers undergraduate, graduate, professional and seminary degrees.

Through 41 majors, 37 minors, two pre-professional programs, 15 teacher education programs/licensures, and four associate degrees, EMU educates students to serve and lead in a global context. A cross-cultural program providing immersion in another culture has long been a requirement for all students. Our community challenges students to pursue their life calling through scholarly inquiry, artistic creation, guided practice, and life-changing cross-cultural encounter.

Professors mentor students to encourage growth in their faith in a caring community, to broaden their worldview through study and relationship-building, and to work collaboratively to reach new academic heights. EMU grads are serving and leading all over the world.


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