Faculty Positions


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in 20th Century and Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film Studies

Graceland University is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in 20th century and contemporary Anglophone literature and film studies beginning August 2015 on the Lamoni, Iowa, campus. PhD required by August 2015. The 4/4 teaching load includes composition, core English courses and topics courses based on the candidate’s secondary interests that can appeal to both majors and non majors. Demonstrated teaching excellence and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and service are required.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (one of which addresses the candidate’s teaching) to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/28735Review of materials begins Feb. 23 and continues until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype. Electronic materials can also be sent to Dr. Steve Anders, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at anders@graceland.edu.

English Faculty

Graceland University is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in early American Literature to 1900, beginning August 2015 on the Lamoni, Iowa, campus. Ability to teach linguistics or comparative literature a plus. PhD required by August 2015. The 4/4 teaching load includes composition, core English courses and topics courses based on the candidate’s secondary interests that can appeal to both majors and non majors. Demonstrated teaching excellence and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and service is required.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (one of which addresses the candidate’s teaching) to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/28429Review of materials begins Feb. 6, and continues until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype. Electronic materials can also be sent to Dr. Steve Anders, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at anders@graceland.edu.

Graduate Programs

Full-time faculty needed to teach in the master's and/or DNP online program beginning May 1, 2015. Required: Master’s degree in nursing; two years’ experience in clinical nursing; academic preparation commensurate with the area in which they teach; weekly on-campus presence required. Graduate online teaching experience and/or doctoral preparation (DNP or PhD) in nursing or a related field is preferred. Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with references to songraduateprograms@graceland.edu.

Graceland University nursing programs are known across the country for providing quality education. The online graduate programs have ranked in the top 10 for excellence by the U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years. Graduates in the BSN program consistently earn NCLEX pass rates over 90 percent. Please apply if you have a strong commitment to teaching and diversity and can incorporate technology and innovation in the delivery of a quality education.

Faculty Positions in BSN, MSN, and DNP Programs

Full-time and adjunct instructors with adult health/critical care/ pediatric/OB expertise needed in the summer and fall in the on-ground BSN program. Required: Master’s degree in nursing and two years clinical nursing experience. Previous teaching experience preferred. Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with references to leveridg@graceland.edu.

Assistant Professor of 2-D Art

Graceland University’s Division of Visual and Performing Arts seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art beginning fall semester of 2015. The ideal candidate will have a background in 2-D studio art and be prepared to teach foundations of drawing and design, and rotating courses in printmaking, painting and survey art history. Candidates with experience in graphic design, new media or digital art are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching excellence and an active exhibition record. An MFA and a sincere commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching and service are required, along with a desire to innovatively update curriculum for a BA program in studio art.

Graceland University, a private liberal arts institution situated in Southern Iowa between Des Moines, Iowa, and Kansas City, Missouri, values learning, wholeness and community, and empowers persons for transformational service and leadership. The Art Department seeks students and faculty who possess artistic and intellectual curiosity, risk taking, an entrepreneurial spirit, critical thinking, problem solving, appreciation for diversity, self awareness, sensitivity to materials and perceptions, work ethic, personal pride and involvement, open mindedness and attention to details.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, 20 examples each of personal and student work, unofficial transcripts and names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Steve Anders, Interim Dean College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graceland University, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please send to anders@graceland.edu. Review of materials begins January 15, 2015, and continues until the position is filled.

Assistant Professors of Sociology and Human Services

Graceland University seeks to fill two Assistant Professor positions on the Lamoni, Iowa, campus, beginning August 2015.  One position focuses on sociology; the other focuses on human services. Both have a 4/4 teaching load. The two positions are responsible for courses including Introduction to Sociology, Criminology, Social Research, and Social Inequality, as well as Introduction to Social Welfare and Human Services, Methods and Ethics of Social Work Practice, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Welfare Programs and Policies, Theory and Practice of Counseling, Marriage and Family, and  a topics course.

The successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching excellence. A commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching and service is required. Willingness to explore interdisciplinary connections desired. Master’s degree required, PhD preferred. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses the candidate’s teaching) to: Dr. Steve Anders, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graceland University, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140. Electronic submissions are encouraged; please send to anders@graceland.edu.  Review of materials will begin Jan. 26 and continue until the position is filled.



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, 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.