College of Professional Programs

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Director

Alvernia University’s College of Professional Programs invites applicants for a tenure-track calendar year appointment for the DNP Program. The DNP program is designed as a post-baccalaureate Adult-Gerontology and Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program of study leading to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and post-master’s DNP Completion Program for current Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) and healthcare leaders with an earned MSN.

The DNP Program Director is academically qualified with relevant national and state level certifications and licensures commiserate with Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and/or Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP). The individual in this leadership role has responsibility for program structure, functions, practices, clinical oversight, and teaching in post-baccalaureate and post-master’s tracks. In addition to adhering to program requirements established by the Nursing Department and Graduate Academic Council, the Program Director ensures that curricular and program requirements meet PA State Board of Nursing and accreditation (CCNE) outcomes.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach using multiple pedagogical approaches including online technologies, have a defined area of scholarly development, and demonstrated history of developing cohesive teams with positive outcomes with internal and external stakeholders. The candidate should have active practice engagement to ensure that emerging and current knowledge and clinical practices are addressed in curriculum.

Assistant Professor of Social Work, BSW Program Director

Alvernia University’s College of Professional Programs invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty appointment for the BSW Program Director beginning as early as Spring 2019.  The BSW Program has campus locations in Reading and Philadelphia and is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)

The BSW Program Director must hold a MSW and a lisence to practice Social Work in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The preferred candidate will have completed or nearly completed a doctorate in social work or related field.  The individual in this leadership role has responsibility for program structure, functions, practices, fieldwork oversight, and teaching at the undergraduate level.  The BSW Program Director ensures that curricular and program requirements meet CSWE outcomes. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach using multiple pedagogical approaches including online technologies, have a defined or emerging area of scholarly development, and demonstrated history of developing cohesive teams with positive outcomes with internal and external stakeholders.

 

College of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor of Biology- Tenure Track

The Science and Mathematics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Alvernia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biology. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in Biology, with a primary focus in Microbiology and evidence of quality teaching experience and scholarly productivity. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in biology, advising students, engaging in service to the university, and developing a research program appropriate for the undergraduate level.  Prior experience in teaching Microbiology and Human Anatomy & Physiology is also desirable.  

The initial application deadline is September 30, 2019; this position has a start date of August 2020, but the potential for a January 2020 start date.

  

Assistant Professor of English- Tenure Track

The English and Communication Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Alvernia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in English beginning August 2019. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in English Literature; Composition and Rhetoric; Writing or related fields with evidence of quality teaching experience with diverse learners and scholarly productivity. Responsibilities include teaching literature for majors and non-majors, Composition and Research, Speech and First Year Seminar and supporting a renewed emphasis on undergraduate and graduate-level writing across the university. Additional areas in digital media, distance education pedagogy and communication technologies are desirable. Applications received by April 25, 2019 will receive full consideration.

 

How to Apply:


Candidates should send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three current professional references to human.resources@alvernia.edu or mail to Alvernia University, Attn: Human Resources, 400 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading PA 19607. 

We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence of inclusion through teaching our diverse student population and working with the Alvernia community across a wide range of disciplines.  Alvernia University is an equal opportunity employer committed to Franciscan values and achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.

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