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 Physical Therapy and Biology, a Joint Appointment

The Alvernia University Doctor of Physical Therapy and Math/Science Departments are seeking a full-time, 12-month, tenure track faculty position to begin as early as Spring 2019.  The faculty role includes implementing and directing a state-of-the-art virtual dissection laboratory and being the lead faculty in providing graduate level gross anatomy instruction.  Teaching responsibility includes both undergraduate and graduate coursework.  

Qualified candidates should have a PhD in biology or related discipline with a primary focus in gross anatomy and dissection.  Experience in microbiology is preferred.  A demonstrated agenda of scholarly activity, academic teaching experience, and commitment to service is expected.

 

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Master of Social Work Program Director

Alvernia University’s College of Professional Programs invites applicants for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment for the MSW Program Director beginning January 2019. The MSW program is under development and pursuing the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation candidacy status for two Alvernia University locations in Reading and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

The MSW Program Director must hold a MSW and earned doctorate in social work or related field. The preferred candidate will have clinical practice experience in behavioral health / addiction and is licensed to practice Social Work in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The individual in this leadership role has responsibility for program structure, functions, practices, fieldwork oversight, and teaching at the graduate level.  In addition to adhering to program requirements established by the Graduate Academic Council, the MSW Program Director ensures that curricular and program requirements meet the CSWE 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.

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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