Position Overview: The Merrimack College Department of English invites applications to teach Creative Writing as a full-time non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of lecturer beginning with the fall 2020 semester. The teaching load is four undergraduate courses per semester. The appointment term is one year with the possibility of renewal.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will specialize in poetry and creative non-fiction and will teach first-year composition as well. Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Creative Writing, with college-level teaching experience and an established publication record is required.

To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online and submit the following: 1) cover letter with current curriculum vitae, 2) three letters of recommendation, 3) sample creative writing and sample first-year composition syllabi. The deadline to submit all application materials is July 8, 2020.

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.

About Merrimack: The only Catholic, Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,200 undergraduates and graduate students from 34 states and 36 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 recently placed 21st in the nation for “Colleges That Add the Most Value” in Money’s special Best Colleges report and was ranked as one of the top 10 colleges in the northern United States for the fourth year in a row — and the only regional college judged “up and coming” by higher education leadership in the northern United States, according to U.S. News.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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