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Additional Openings

Each year, Harding expects to have additional openings.  Individuals interested in faculty positions should contact the Dean or Chair of the College or Department to obtain more information about potential openings.  Contact information is available on the Colleges and Departments page of this web site, or by contacting

Candidates should be active members of the church of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education.  Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education chiefly supported by the churches of Christ.

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.

Initial application should include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. To complete the application three spiritual references, three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and an official transcript for all degrees earned are required.

Salary and rank are determined based on credentials and experience.


College of Allied Health – Occupational Therapy

COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH.  Seeking full-time, twelve-month faculty member for the Harding Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. The successful candidate will have an entry level clinical degree in Occupational Therapy, a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience, and be willing to pursue a post-professional doctoral degree.  Preference will be given to candidates with an entry-level clinical degree and a post-professional doctorate.  

Please submit inquiries and application materials to Harding University, Dr. Michael McGalliard, dean of the College of Allied Health, at or Box 12287, Searcy, AR 72149.

College of Allied Health - Physical Therapy

COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH. Seeking full-time 12-month faculty member for the Harding Doctor of Physical Therapy program; rank will be assistant or associate professor. Responsibilities include teaching course content in foundational skills, general medical and postsurgical physical therapy, and clinical reasoning. Qualified applicants will possess a Doctor of Physical Therapy as well as eligibility for physical therapy licensure in Arkansas and extensive experience in acute care and/or inpatient rehabilitation with 3-5 years minimum experience preferred. Candidates who do not hold an advanced doctoral degree should be willing to pursue one in a teaching area needed by the program. Starting date is Aug. 1, 2022.

Submit application materials to Dr. Kevin Ramey, program director, at, or 915 E. Market, Box 12292, Searcy, AR 72149-5615.

College of Allied Health - Physician Assistant Program

COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH. Seeking qualified applicants for a full-time 12-month principal faculty position for the Harding department of Physician Assistant Studies; rank will be commensurate with applicant experience. Responsibilities will include teaching of the program’s core curriculum, advising and mentoring students, assisting with the hands-on practical training of students in various clinical practice skills, maintaining clinical competency through appropriate practice, conducting scholarly activity in the faculty's area of expertise, and engaging in service to the college, university, and community.

Qualified applicants will be expected to be very familiar with the breadth of primary care and should possess a minimum of a masters degree in Physician Assistant studies or similar field with a minimum of three years of clinical experience; prior teaching experience is preferred. PA applicants should be NCCPA certified and eligible for licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of Arkansas.

Submit application materials to Dr. Michael McGalliard, dean of the College of Allied Health,, or Box 12287, 915 E. Market Ave, Searcy, AR 72149-5615

Carr College of Nursing

Seeking full-time faculty member in a 9 month position teaching in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at the Carr College of Nursing. This appointment requires clinical and didactic teaching in Nursing of adult patients for the undergraduate program and graduate programs. The successful candidate should maintain an active, unencumbered nursing license; be eligible for RN or APRN licensing in the state of Arkansas; have nursing practice experience in adult acute, chronic or critical care; have a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing and an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field or be enrolled in a doctoral program currently or willing to enroll in the future. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing in a variety of formats and working collaboratively in shared governance and accreditation compliance with the College of Nursing administration and faculty.

For more information, please contact Dr. Susan Kehl, dean, at, Box 12265, Searcy, AR 72149 or 501-279-4941.

Carr College of Nursing - PT Clinical Faculty

Seeking part-time clinical nursing faculty in pediatrics, psychiatric, medical/surgical and critical care sub-specialties for the undergraduate nursing program in fall 2021 and spring 2022. Clinical groups may be supervised on any weekday or evenings, or weekends 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 include 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 course clinical objectives.

Please contact Dr. Susan Kehl, dean, at or Harding University, Carr College of Nursing, Box 12265, Searcy, AR 72149. Phone: 501-279-4476

College of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES. Seeking full-time, 12-month faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor.  The primary responsibilities for this position include creating, coordinating and delivering instruction in the classroom as part of the pharmaceutical sciences program meeting curriculum requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy program.  Engagement of students in research and the establishment of an active research program will be supported.

Qualified applicants will possess a terminal degree in pharmaceutical sciences, medicinal chemistry or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with two or more years of academic experience and a strong interest in physiology and pathophysiology.  A professional degree in pharmacy is desirable but not required.

Submit application materials to Dr. Dan Atchley, associate dean for faculty affairs, chair, and professor, at, or 915 E. Market, Box 12230, Searcy, AR 72149.

College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY PRACTICE. Seeking full-time, 12-month faculty member. Applicants with internal medicine, acute care and/or ambulatory care experience are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants will possess a doctor of pharmacy as well as residency/fellowship training. Candidates with board certification and at least two years of academic experience are preferred. Eligibility for pharmacy licensure in Arkansas is required. Responsibilities include didactic instruction in pharmacotherapy and related clinical sciences, active engagement in scholarship as well as maintenance of a clinical practice site for the purposes of service, and experiential teaching.

Submit application materials to Dr. Rodney Richmond, chair and professor, at, or 915 E. Market, Box 12230, Searcy, AR 72149.

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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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