The Department of Nursing of Calvin College invites applications for full time tenure-track and/or regular term faculty positions at this time.


Education and Experience

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching ability and a track record of (or strong potential for) scholarly work. Nursing faculty with experience and graduate education in community/public health, adult medical surgical nursing, mental health or pediatric nursing are being especially considered at this time. Successful candidates will have:

  • Current licensure in the State of Michigan
  • Preferred PhD or DNP
  • Master’s degree in nursing with significant experience in their area of specialty
The department seeks persons who are dedicated to the integration of their Christian faith and nursing and must value care to underserved diverse populations.

Faith and Educational Commitment

  • Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church
  • A commitment to the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarships.

Diversity Commitment

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.

Faculty Responsibilities

Calvin faculty members typically teach three course sections in each of the fall and spring semesters as well as a January interim course. They are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.

Faculty Resources

Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs. Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities see college website.

About the Nursing Program

The Department of Nursing seeks to engage in professional nursing education that promotes lifelong Christian service. The objectives of the nursing curriculum are to assist the student to acquire the knowledge, the competencies and abilities and the commitments necessary to practice as a Christian professional nurse. The context for nursing education includes the health care community, the professional nursing community, and the world community in which Christian service takes place. Health promotion and health protection with individuals, families and communities will be the major focus of the program. Challenging practicum experiences will occur in a variety of settings such as communities, clinics, schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. Graduates of the program will receive a BSN and be prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Department of Nursing is approved by the Michigan State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

About Calvin College

Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,700 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. Calvin College 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 accessibility 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 College 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. Further specifics are posted on the college website: faculty openings page.

Application process

Please submit a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, your full curriculum vitae, and a 250-500-word statement explaining how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching and scholarship to the Chair of the Nursing Department,, 616-526-7076. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Paper documents can be sent to:

Mary Molewyk Doornbos, Chair
Nursing Department
Calvin College
1734 Knollcrest Circle
Grand Rapids, MI 49546