Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing

Goshen College invites applications for a full-time appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing with expertise in psych/mental health. This position will include teaching community health nursing as well. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence in clinical practice and a willingness to teach.  In addition to teaching, the position includes advising and mentoring an increasingly diverse student body and supporting departmental professional activities.

The department offers four programs of study: basic baccalaureate, degree completion, family nurse practitioner at the master’s level, and the doctor of nursing practice. This position will teach primarily within the basic baccalaureate program. The department of nursing, a CCNE accredited institution, has provided baccalaureate nursing education for over sixty years.  The department of nursing is highly regarded for preparing excellent, culturally sensitive, clinically skillful nurses well-grounded in theory and able to think critically.

Goshen College is a teaching college and all teaching faculty serve on institution-wide committees to assist with advising, as well as recruiting prospective students. Candidates must be interested in working closely with students and fellow faculty members as part of a small, vibrant campus and community.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare course syllabi for assigned courses in collaboration with department chair and program directors
  • Teach assigned courses with engaging learning practices
  • Provide supervision in the clinical setting with quality and safety practices
  • Mentor students through advising and professional development
  • Participate in department, school, and college meetings
  • Pursue appropriate professional development opportunities and scholarly activities

Education and Experience: 


  • Unencumbered Indiana Nursing license
  • Master’s degree in nursing required with strong interest in pursuing doctoral studies (partial tuition assistance may be available).
  • Doctorate in nursing or doctoral candidate preferred
  • Demonstration of excellence in clinical practice,  psych/mental health experience required
  • Some experience in community health is preferred
  • Teaching experience or leadership experience preferred
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations
  • Commitment to the mission and core values of Goshen College


  • Excellent aptitude and ability in teaching and clinical practice
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues and students
  • Contribute knowledge and ideas to department and college endeavors
  • Collaborative teaching style

Physical Demands: 

Using computers and other office equipment, mobility around campus, travel and clinical supervision at practice partner sites.

Work Environment/Environmental Conditions:

Mostly inside/office conditions; Temperatures are usually moderate; Artificial lighting; Some exposure to dust and molds. Using computers and other office equipment; moving around campus, inside and outside.

All of the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and may change at the option of the (supervisor or department head). Any major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification.

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is a Christian liberal arts institution that prepares students to thrive in life, leadership and service. We rank nationally in the top five of liberal arts colleges for international education, with 71% of the student body studying abroad. We strive to model an inclusive community committed to transformative justice, peace, and sustainability.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, within several hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Residents of Goshen enjoy a culturally diverse small-town atmosphere with an active arts community, a vibrant and entrepreneurial downtown, the Maple City Greenway network of bicycle paths, and affordable housing prices.

How to Apply for this Position:

Required materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to

  • Complete the online Faculty Information Form
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of reference
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable in application process with official transcripts required for employment)

Review of applications will begin March, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. With a commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff, underrepresented persons are encouraged to apply.

To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Send to:

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795


Telephone: (574) 535-7111
Fax: (574) 535-7319