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Faculty & Coordinator, Graduate Business & Leadership Program Position

Messiah University
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 12 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

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The School of Graduate & Professional Studies at Messiah University invites applications for a full-time term tenure track faculty in the Graduate Business and Leadership program.  Rank is open and will be determined based on qualifications. This is a 9-month position with a three-week summer stipend.

Responsibilities: This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Business (ADB) and is responsible for administrative leadership of the graduate business and leadership program as well as teaching and advising within the program.

  1. Administrative

Ensures that the curriculum meets accreditation standards. Works with the Coordinator of Business Assessment and ADB to collect and review student-learning assessment. Attends Business faculty meetings on-campus. Attends appropriate Graduate School meetings. Advises Graduate Business & Leadership students. Approves student capstone projects. Represents the university at professional meetings and in the community, serving as an effective spokesperson for the program. Develops, grows, and maintains key recruiting partnerships. Assists ADB and graduate enrollment with establishing enrollment goals, achieving recruitment goals, and maintaining retention goals. Responds in a timely manner to all inquiries from prospective students. Reviews applicant files and communicate admissions decisions in a timely fashion. Works with ADB to prepare faculty-loading assignments and secure adjuncts. Supervises the Graduate Business administrative assistant.  

Teaching Is a ranked faculty member in the Graduate Program. Teaches three courses per semester. Teaches at least one face-to-face undergraduate course per semester (fall/spring). Teaches the remaining courses online in the Graduate Business & Leadership program. Qualifications: Doctoral degree in related field. ABD will be considered. 1-5 years of teaching experience in a college or university setting is preferred. Preference given to those with understanding of adult learning theory and online learning best practices.  Preference is also given to those with a finance background with a CFP.

The Program: The Graduate program in Business and Leadership offers M.A, M.B.A. and Certificate options. The M.B.A has concentrations in Digital Marketing, Healthcare Management, Management, Strategic Leadership and Dietetics.

M.A. in Strategic Leadership, and a M.A. in Healthcare Leadership. Certificates are available in Digital Marketing, Strategic Leadership, Management and Healthcare Management. This program is fully online.

The School:  Advancing the mission of Messiah University, the School of Graduate & Professional Studies educates students for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, ethical leadership and exceptional professional practice within a complex world. Our programs include ten master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and numerous graduate certificates and post-master’s certificates. The coursework for most of our graduate programs is conducted primarily online, with some programs being fully online and others being fully residential.  Messiah University is a nationally ranked, accredited college that successfully integrates top-tier academics and Christian faith.

The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences with 3,320 students (2,586 undergraduate and 734 graduate students). There are 2,790 full-time students (2,254 undergraduate and 536 graduate) and 530 part-time students (332 undergraduate and 198 graduate). The gender diversity breakdown of full-time undergraduate students is 40% male and 60% female. The gender diversity breakdown of full-time graduate students is 25% male and 75% female.

The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity: The University seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah University is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Starting Date for Position: Fall 2024

Compensation: Messiah University offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please provide the following:

Cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, College/University Transcript(s), Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statement of Faith that details how your Christian faith is a strong fit with the mission and identity of Messiah University and how it impacts your teaching and clinical experience, your philosophy of teaching, and a statement that demonstrates your commitment to diversity and inclusion that is consistent with Messiah University’s goals.

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

Please apply via the following link:

Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.



Messiah University

Messiah University is a nationally ranked, private Christian university with a student body of 3,374 undergraduate and graduate students. Our scenic 471-acre suburban campus is located in central Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg. The University was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Today, the University’s faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions.

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