Position Description & Responsibilities

Merrimack College’s School of Education & Social Policy invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice position, non- tenure track, in the Higher Education Department to begin in the Fall of 2021. The Higher Education Department, currently in its tenth year, graduates 40 Master’s of Higher Education Students each year. The position will be within the Department, teaching courses in the Master’s program. Depending on school needs, the candidate may also teach in the undergraduate program in Human Development and Human Services as well. The faculty member hired in this position will have primary teaching and advising responsibilities for graduate higher education courses, teaching 16 credits per semester (4/4 teaching load). 


The successful candidate will possess a doctorate (or be ABD) in Higher Education or a closely related field, and should have higher education teaching experience. The ideal candidate will have a background in Higher Education/Student Affairs. Doctoral candidates, who will complete their degree by 2022, will be considered. The successful candidate will bring teaching expertise and interest in areas including student affairs leadership and professional practice, counseling/advising of students, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, and gender issues in higher education.

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: 7/8/21

Closing Date: 9/8/21

Position Code: 0879