Assistant/Associate Professor for Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program

  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Gwynedd Valley, PA
  • Apr 12, 2021
Full time Nursing

Job Description


The Graduate Nursing Program in the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure or non-tenure track, Nurse Practitioner position. The NP position is a 11-month appointment. Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and teaching experience.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are developing and teaching in online graduate nurse practitioner courses; advising students; engaging in scholarship; participation in Program, School, University, and community service; and contributing to the development of our NP Program.


Qualifications: The preferred candidate will hold a minimum of an MSN as a Nurse Practitioner with a post-professional doctoral degree preferred. Candidates must hold an RN license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and current Pennsylvania State Certificate as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care), Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care), or Family Nurse Practitioner and hold ANCC national certification as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care), Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care) or Family Nurse Practitioner. Applicants should have 5 or more years of NP clinical experience and demonstrated experience in teaching in their area of expertise.

Application: All application materials must be submitted through the University careers webpage at Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Denise Vanacore, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, Graduate Nursing Program Director; CV; a statement on teaching experience; a statement on interests and philosophy; and a list of three references, including contact information. For questions about these openings, please contact: Denise Vanacore, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, Professor and Graduate Nursing Program Director:

Gwynedd Mercy University: The Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program is located within the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions. The Graduate nursing programs are recognized by the PA State Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE. Gwynedd Mercy University is a Catholic University in the Mercy tradition of service to society. Gwynedd Mercy University believes that diversity in our campus community enriches the educational experience of its students by providing them with the opportunity to learn from individuals of various backgrounds. The University strongly encourages individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. Please visit for information regarding our mission, core values, and beliefs.

Gwynedd Mercy University is a Catholic university with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University offers more than 40 associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Our academic distinction lies in the intersection of excellent programs in health care, education, and business administration, which prepares students to become leaders in the region's powerful and growing life-sciences industry. Our enrollment of nearly 2,500 students and prime location within minutes of Philadelphia means that we're large enough to offer a vibrant campus life but small enough that professors can develop mentoring relationships with students. We educate students in the Mercy tradition of service to society, preparing graduates who not only find jobs but also create lives and careers with deep meaning.

Gwynedd Mercy University students enjoy a vibrant, collegiate campus life highlighted by its 19 NCAA Division III men's and women's sports teams and opportunities to pursue interests through 24 clubs and activities. The University has four residence halls with a variety of living options, a gym and access to indoor track and outside basketball and tennis courts. There are four eateries on campus where students can grab a coffee on the run, get pizza and sandwiches or sit down to all-you-can eat meals. The University is situated on 314 beautiful acres close to a variety of shops and eateries and just a short ride away to the city excitement of Philadelphia.  

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