Job Overview

Nursing Faculty


Gannon University’s Villa Maria School of Nursing (VMSON) invites applications for a nine-month tenure track faculty to begin January 2015. Responsibilities include teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Educational preparation at the Ph.D. level with a minimum of a master’s degree with a major in nursing is required; an earned doctorate in nursing or a closely related field (Ph.D., DNSc, or Ed.D.) and recent clinical and teaching experience in a program of higher education are preferred. A DNP and Ph.D. will be highly considered. Candidates must be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure. Successful candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, Catholic identity and liberal arts and professional education traditions. Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


The VMSON is the first collegiate nursing program in NW Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate program offers a community-based curriculum consistently yielding over 95 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN. The graduate program (MSN) offers options in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia and Nursing Administration. Also offered is an on-line post-master’s DNP program.


Gannon, a Catholic university, is a comprehensive Masters L institution that is committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes, and interactive and collaborative teaching and learning styles. The University’s excellent faculty strive to prepare motivated students intellectually, professionally and personally for leadership roles in their careers and communities. Faculty also advise students and engage in creative scholarly activities as well as professional, University and community service activities and partnerships.


To be considered, candidates must provide evidence of effective teaching methods and productive scholarship in their respective fields. Qualified candidates will be expected to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon. Ideally, candidates will have experience using course management systems for purposes of instruction and advising.


Gannon University, located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo.

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Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references to

Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree.

References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicants.


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Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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