Position Description & Responsibilities

The Winston School of Education & Social Policy at Merrimack College is recruiting for Program Supervisors within our teacher education program (undergraduate and graduate) for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Graduate teacher education students in our online program are located across Massachusetts; interested candidates outside of the Merrimack Valley area are encouraged to apply. Program Supervisors are considered part-time adjunct instructors and allowed to supervise multiple students, pending other commitments to Merrimack College.

  • Follow CAP guidelines and provide consistent guidance, support, and high-quality feedback that improves practice to Teacher Candidate (TC)
  • Assess and document evidence of TC readiness across the Six Essential Elements of CAP
  • Support the Supervising Practitioner (SP) in identifying appropriate assessment(s) to measure TC impact on student learning
  • Conduct at least two observations (two announced, one unannounced-recommended), and collect, synthesize, and analyze evidence
  • Calibrate observations and feedback with the SP to ensure consistent messaging and targeted feedback to TC
  • Support the TC to reflect on student feedback
  • Coordinate and participate in 3 Three-Way Meetings with SP and TC
  • Determine, in collaboration with the SP, whether the TC is ready to teach


Master’s degree in education or related area. Experience working in a higher education setting is desirable, especially working with undergraduate and/or graduate students. Experience working with PreK-12 schools and/or the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) regarding licensure and field-based experiences is required. Commitment to and experience with diversity, equity, inclusion in educational settings. Active initial or professional license is desired. Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College:

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 3/17/21