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Assistant Professor, Maternal and Child Health 

Open Date 11/8/2021  
Classification Faculty  
Department Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing and Public Health  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
System Job Title Assistant Professor  



POSITION SUMMARY: The Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing and Public Health at Moravian University is seeking a qualified applicant for a full time, tenure track position to provide support for its rapidly expanding programs. This position is for a twelve (12) month appointment, to teach in the areas of Maternal and Child Health.

The successful candidate will teach courses required for undergraduate and accelerated BSN students. Effective teaching, community engagement, and student interaction are essential. The faculty member will be expected to teach and serve within the belief of an integrated liberal, professional, and civic engagement arts tradition. The nursing programs embrace an interdisciplinary, creative, and innovative approach to health that works towards advancing health equity and reducing health disparities.



Institution Facts: In 2021, Moravian was granted university status, another important transition in the institution's 279-year history. It is an exciting time as we implement a new strategic plan, develop additional graduate programs, renew our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and continue our long history of excellent academic programs in the health fields and contributing to the wellbeing of the larger community of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. It is truly an exciting time to join our team.

The Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing and Public Health provides students with an education that blends compassionate art with scientific inquiry to achieve a transformative education deeply rooted in a rich liberal arts tradition and a commitment to the development of new graduate programs and reconceptualize educational programs from our professional regulatory bodies. The nursing programs embrace an interdisciplinary, creative, and innovative approach to health that works towards advancing health equity and reducing health disparities. Moravian University offers CCNE accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, including those for pre-licensure nursing students, Registered Nurses (RN to BSN), and a 16-month accelerated post-baccalaureate program for non-nursing graduates. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) allows students to select from the Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Educator tracks, along with Nurse Practitioner tracks which prepare students for roles as Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioners in Acute or Primary Care.





  • Participates in the governance of the Moravian University nursing program through the Nursing Faculty Organization and its appropriate working subcommittees.
  • Implements the program philosophy, conceptual framework, and content/process instructional plan to ensure integrity of the nursing curriculum.
  • Complies with University and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
  • Complies with University and departmental policies outlined in the faculty handbook.


  • Serves as academic advisor for nursing students.
  • Establishes positive faculty-student relationships with effective intercultural communications in formal and informal contacts.
  • Serves as a professional role model for students in the clinical and classroom settings.
  • Recruit, mentor, and evaluate clinical faculty.
  • Coordinate appropriate clinical experiences.

Teaching and Scholarship

  • Typical teaching load includes teaching 8 courses throughout the year.
  • Evaluates student learning outcomes in various classroom and clinical agencies.
  • Evaluates student performance in accordance with established standards defined internally by the Nursing Faculty Organization.
  • Utilizes pedagogies appropriate for a diverse student population and a pluralistic society.
  • Develops a plan for professional growth and maintains a scholarly trajectory.


POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS: Cuts and punctures: caution should be taken when assigned to risk areas. Assault and battery: security department is available for assistance. Radiation exposure and chemical and biological hazards: gloves and protective aprons available.


Applications accepted until the position is filled.

All positions are subject to budget availability.





Education: An earned doctorate or significant progress towards a doctoral degree preferred. Also, a master's degree with a major in nursing and experience in nursing education or related clinical experience is required.

Training and Experience: A minimum of two years of recent clinical experience is required. Demonstrated previous or current competence as a nursing instructor, with experience in student advisement preferred. Effective verbal and written communication required with other faculty, administration, hospital and clinical agency personnel, visitors, and external professional agencies.



  • The individual must be licensed or eligible for professional nurse licensure in Pennsylvania.


TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply Now": (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation; Please attach documents as a single PDF file.


Moravian University will not sponsor applicants for this position for a U.S. work visa.


DEI STATEMENT: Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here:


Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal laws.


Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:

Leah M. Naso

Executive Director for Equity & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator)

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529


Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics: 

Rebecca May

Assistant Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)

108 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791


Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541


Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at


Please visit to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.


Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.


*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

About the Organization Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.  
EOE Statement Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE  

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