Position Overview: The School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated faculty member and leader to join our new Nursing Program in the fall of 2020. Oversight of the planning, coordination, and evaluation of all clinical activities related to the nursing undergraduate program is the primary role of this position. A secondary role of this position involves teaching in the undergraduate BSN program. Applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Nursing and Clinical Coordinator beginning September 2020 are now being requested. The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational and communication skills as this position involves serving as liaison to all clinical agencies, nursing faculty, students and other members of the Merrimack College community. Additional roles include assisting the Executive Director of Nursing in providing data for ongoing annual MA Board of Registration in Nursing regulations and CCNE accreditation reports; arranging all group clinical rotations and preceptorships; coordinating agency and clinical faculty evaluations and reviewing results with appropriate personnel; coordinating open houses and new nursing student orientation; teaching courses associated with medical-surgical content; serving on the Faculty Orientation, Leadership, and other appropriate nursing committees; and coordinating comprehensive and ATI testing programs.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in nursing required; a doctorate degree in nursing or related field preferred; and possess a minimum of two years of full-time experience in nursing, or its equivalent, within the last five years and evidence of competence in the area of medical-surgical nursing; and knowledge and skills related to clinical coordination of nursing students with healthcare affiliation sites, teaching adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development, evaluation, or willingness to plan for acquisition of these skills no later than the first year of hire; and current/unencumbered Massachusetts state RN license, healthcare provider CPR and immunizations as recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Health. Nursing education and clinical coordination experience preferred.
We are looking for teaching-scholars who have a strong desire for an academic appointment focused on advancing knowledge through the integration of teaching and experiential learning. The ability to serve as student mentors and create immersive learning and professional development experiences is necessary. Candidates will present strong evidence of successful teaching in the classroom.
Merrimack College seeks to nourish and sustain our five core values of leadership, community, awareness, scholarship, and service. The College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates are encouraged to describe in their application previous activities or interest in building a culture committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
To Apply: Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online with the following: 1) current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references, 2) letter of application, and 3) teaching statement.
About Merrimack: The only Catholic, Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 4800 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 220-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Mass. 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. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and is placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in this U.S. News category.
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.