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Nursing Lecturer

Calvin University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time



Calvin University invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions in the area of Community and Public Health Nursing, beginning in August 2024. The appointment is a non-tenure-track position, eligible for annual renewal.  




The university seeks applicants with vibrant Christian faith who are dedicated to integration of that faith with their field of study. 


Ideal candidates will hold a PhD or DNP in nursing. Candidates with a master’s degree in nursing with at least five years of relevant experience in teaching or practice will also be considered.  


Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching a range of courses at both the undergraduate and master’s levels. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching using a variety of methods and instructional technology. 


The university will prioritize candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, ability to integrate questions of meaning, significance, and ethics into all course content, and deep commitment to engaging students beyond the classroom. 




The primary responsibility of this position will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. The teaching load will be 32 credit hours. There are no expectations of pursuing scholarship or serving on university-wide committees, but active participation in the department’s faculty activities such as faculty meetings and committees is expected. Candidates will be asked to affirm their commitment to the educational mission of Calvin University as a Christian liberal arts university in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. (See Educating for Shalom and Faculty Expectations.) Calvin University provides numerous faculty development opportunities to foster growth in these commitments. 




The Nursing Department uses a community-based philosophy that educates students to provide care for persons as they move between home and health care systems. Students have robust learning experiences in acute care settings and in four urban, ethnically diverse, underserved neighborhoods. Faculty scholarly agendas include CBPR on depression/anxiety, unintended pregnancy, pain management, interprofessional education, and simulation outcomes. Additional information about the nursing department is available at the nursing department website.  




Calvin University is a top-ranked national university that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. Furthermore, the West Michigan region is ranked by Forbes as the #1 place to raise a family. For more information, please visit


Calvin University seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin University is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.  




Complete the online application process and attach the following:  

  • Letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching at a Reformed Christian University 

  • Full curriculum vitae 


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Direct questions to Jaclynn Lubbers, department chair, via email at




1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.  

2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.



Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

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