Human Resources - Faculty Jobs

The list below provides information about faculty positions currently available at Harding University. All candidates must be active members of the church of Christ and committed to Christian education.



HARDING UNIVERSITY is seeking to fill the position of provost. The provost is the chief academic officer, responsible for leading the academic programs (undergraduate, graduate and professional) and the faculty of the university. The successful candidate will understand and support the mission of the university as a Christian institution of higher education, hold a Ph.D. or other terminal academic degree, and have a significant record of academic leadership, preferably at the dean’s level or higher. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

• Commitment to the tradition of Christian liberal arts education and strong graduate and professional programs and support for a diverse student body including traditional, nontraditional, residential and distance students

• Executive visionary leadership, strategic thinking, and awareness of the overall landscape of higher education coupled with a sensitivity to the immediate context of Harding University

• Experience and success in advancing and implementing academic strategies based on a commitment to innovation and entrepreneurialism in academic programing

• Competence in fiscal matters including the skills to manage competing and compelling resource needs across the university

• Commitment to recruiting and retaining faculty from diverse backgrounds and to encouraging faculty development, scholarship and service throughout their careers

• Success in collaboration and consensus building in interactions with diverse constituencies

• Excellent communications skills, both in large presentation settings and in one-on-one meetings

• The ability both to act decisively and to manage using the principles of delegation, responsibility and accountability

Deadline for receiving applications is Feb. 1, 2016. Appointment to fill the position is June 1. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to President Bruce McLarty at or Box 12256, Searcy, AR 72149.

Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration

Seeking full-time faculty member to manage and direct a newly created Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business, and teach courses in entrepreneurship. The successful candidate will have a master's degree with preference for a doctoral degree. Experience as an entrepreneur, working with economic development, managing a center, along with good networking skills is desired.

Submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Allen Frazier, dean, at, or Box 10774, Searcy, AR 72149.

Carr College of Nursing - Clinical Faculty (Part-time)

Seeking part-time clinical nursing faculty in pediatrics, obstetrics, medical/surgical and critical care sub-specialties for the undergraduate nursing program. Clinical groups may be supervised on Tuesday or Thursday days or evenings, or on Saturdays as scheduling will allow. The successful candidates should maintain an active, unencumbered nursing license; be eligible for RN licensing in the state of Arkansas; have a minimum of a graduate degree in nursing; and have nursing practice experience. Responsibilities including teaching and leading undergraduate clinical groups in nursing practice settings, evaluating student preparation and written clinical assignments, and leading pre and post clinical conferences to meet clinical objectives.

Please contact Dr. Susan Kehl, dean, at or Harding University, Carr College of Nursing, Box 12265, Searcy, AR  72149.

Carr College of Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Seeking full-time faculty member for Master of Science in Nursing, family nurse practitioner track for fall 2016. The successful candidate should maintain an active, unencumbered nursing license; be eligible for RN and APRN licensing in the state of Arkansas; have a minimum of a graduate degree in nursing; be currently, nationally certified as a family nurse practitioner; and have work experience in a primary care practice. Teaching experience is preferred. A candidate with a Ph.D., D.N.P. or related doctoral degree is required, and an experienced, qualified applicant currently pursuing a doctoral degree will be considered. Responsibilities include teaching graduate nursing courses, working collaboratively in shared governance with administration and faculty, teaching online courses, and participating in program development and implementation.

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Susan Kehl, dean, at or Box 12265, Searcy, AR  72149, or 501-279-4941.

College of Pharmacy - Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Harding University College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor as Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Responsibilities include mentoring, developing, and evaluating faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service; establishing faculty workloads using an annual planning process; teaching in selected courses; evaluating and guiding the department's research program, including fostering scholarship among department faculty; setting, evaluating, and achieving department goals and objectives consistent with the college and university missions; and maintaining an innovative doctor of pharmacy basic and pharmaceutical curriculum.

Qualified applicants will possess a Ph.D. as well as post-doctoral training in one of the pharmaceutical sciences, preferably pharmaceutics or pharmacology. A minimum of ten years within an academic setting is preferred with evidence of three to five years in a managerial position with increasing responsibilities in academic administration. Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment of Christian education.

Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, including a statement of educational and administrative philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, three letters of church reference, three letters of professional references, and a transcript of the highest degree awarded to the search committee chair, Jim Norris, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Harding University College of Pharmacy, Box 12280, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, AR 72149,, 815-955-5838 (c).

College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice Faculty

The Department of Pharmacy Practice at Harding University College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, pharmacy practice faculty position. Rank is commensurate with experience. The primary responsibilities for this position include didactic instruction in pharmacotherapy and related clinical sciences, maintenance of a clinical practice site for the purposes of service and experiential teaching, and active engagement in scholarship.

Applicants with internal medicine and internal medicine specialty experience are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants will possess a Pharm.D. as well as residency/fellowship training. At least two years of academic experience is preferred. Eligibility for pharmacy licensure in Arkansas is required. Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education.

Interested individuals should contact the search committee chair: Jeanie Smith, Pharm.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Harding University College of Pharmacy, Box 12230, Searcy, AR 72149, 501-279-5532,

Department of History and Social Science

Seeking full-time faculty member in the area of political science. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in political science or closely related discipline; ABD candidates are encouraged to apply as well. Responsibilities include teaching courses in international relations, comparative politics and research methods.

Submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Dr. Steven Breezeel, search committee chair, at or Box 12247, Searcy, AR  72149.

Department of Mathematics

    Seeking a full-time faculty member in mathematics. The successful candidate will preferably have a doctorate in mathematics, or will have a clear plan to complete that degree. Teaching experience is preferable. Responsibilities will include teaching liberal arts mathematics courses as well as upper level mathematics.

    Submit a letter of application and curriculum vita to Dr. Ronald Smith, chair, at, or Box 10764, Searcy, AR  72149.

Occupational Therapy Program - Director

Seeking program director. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree, eight years of clinical experience in the OT field, administrative experience, and three years in a full-time academic appointment at the post-secondary level.

Submit a letter of interest to Dr. Rebecca Weaver, dean of the College of Allied Health, at or Box 12287, Searcy, AR  72149-2287.

Physician Assistant Program

Seeking one full-time faculty. The successful candidate should possess a minimum of a master’s degree in physician assistant studies or similar field. Three years of clinical experience and one year of teaching experience preferred. PA applicants should be NCCPA certified and eligible for licensure as a physician assistant in the state of Arkansas. Applicants with other clinical training should have corresponding professional certification and be eligible for professional licensure in the state of Arkansas. Responsibilities include participating in the teaching of the program’s core curriculum; advising and mentoring students; assisting with the hands-on practical training of students in various clinical skills needed in clinical practice; maintaining clinical competency through practice at the program’s affiliated clinic site; conducting scholarly activity in the faculty’s area of expertise; and engaging in service to the college, university and community.

Submit a personal statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of professional reference, a transcript of professional degree training along with any other graduate or professional degrees awarded, and curriculum vitae to Dr. Michael Murphy, chair, at

Additional Openings Anticipated

Due to increasing enrollments and anticipated retirements, Harding expects to have additional openings in Bible, graphic design, Spanish, and mass communication. Individuals interested in any of these positions should contact Dr. Larry Long, provost, at to obtain more information about specific openings. These openings will be filled as funding is approved.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Harding University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability or prior military service. Preference is given to persons whose lives exhibit respect for and support of the goals of Christian education. Unlawful discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable laws.

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