Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Graceland University School of Nursing is seeking applications to fill full-time, 12-month contract Graduate Nursing Faculty positions on the Independence, Missouri, campus to begin Aug. 1 for the fall term. The positions are: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Experienced Nurse Educator with advanced preparation in curriculum and instruction; Experienced Nurse Educator with advanced preparation in research and/or clinical scholarship.

The successful candidates will possess a master’s degree in nursing (MN, MSN), two years experience in clinical nursing, current license to practice professional nursing in Missouri and Iowa (current license in other states as required to supervise students in clinical rotations and/or additional approvals for advanced practice as required), academic preparation commensurate with the area in which they teach, on-campus presence as required to fulfill faculty responsibilities. Graduate online teaching experience and/or doctoral preparation (DNP or PhD) in nursing or a related field is preferred.

Faculty are expected to fully participate in the academic life of the institution by following expectations set forth in the University Faculty Personnel Policy and the School of Nursing Bylaws. Graduate nursing faculty serve under a 12-month contract that includes three 16-week trimesters per year. Faculty workload distribution (teaching, service, scholarship/practice) varies and is negotiated annually with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.   

Qualified applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and current Curriculum Vitae with references by June 23 online to songraduateprograms@graceland.edu.


Assistant Professor of Theatre and Scene Design

Graceland University is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member with an emphasis in scene design and construction. MFA or PhD required beginning August 2016 in Lamoni, Iowa. The successful candidate will coordinate the technical aspects of the theatre program, design and supervise construction of productions, and teach in the department. Graceland’s theatre program is currently expanding and has extraordinary facilities, including a 600-seat proscenium auditorium, a state-of-the art black box theatre and an outdoor amphitheatre.

The review of applicants will begin March 7 and continue until the position is filled. Your letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and a list of at least three professional references with contact information should be sent to: Dr. Brian White, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graceland University, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140, email: clasdean@graceland.edu


Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Graceland University is seeking a full-time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Visual Communication starting August 2016 in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts on the Lamoni, Iowa, campus. The ideal candidate is a designer and educator who possesses the ability to teach students in multiple levels from foundation to senior level courses with expertise in technical and digital skills, traditional and contemporary design practices. Candidates should be highly collaborative and show strong skills in communication, problem solving and are expected to contribute to the development of new curriculum. An MFA and a sincere commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching, scholarship and service are required.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, 20 examples each of personal and student work, and names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Brian White, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graceland University, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please send to clasdean@graceland.edu. Review of materials begins Feb. 23 and continues until the position is filled. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


Equal Opportunity Employment has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Graceland University, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, creed, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic by law. This policy applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Questions or concerns should be referred to the Human Resources Office.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and complete employment eligibility verification paperwork.