Position Overview: Merrimack College invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track position as Lecturer of Political Science with the possibility of renewal beginning in Fall 2019. Teaching load is four courses per semester total. The position involves the unique component of teaching two introductory level American Politics courses per semester to selected high school students from the Abbott Lawrence Academy on Merrimack’s campus. Abbott Lawrence Academy is a public school with an entrance exam in Lawrence, Massachusetts that provides a high quality, rigorous, college preparatory education. You can find more information about the program at: https://www.lawrence.k12.ma.us/index.php/ala-about. The Lecturer position also involves a regular presence on the Abbott Lawrence Academy campus. In addition to the two courses per semester with Abbott Lawrence Academy, the successful candidate will also teach two courses per semester to Merrimack College students: our introductory level American Politics course and a course on Massachusetts State and Local Government. There is the possibility of teaching additional upper level American Politics courses upon successful renewal.
Qualifications: PhD is required at time of appointment.
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 on May 21 and will continue until position is filled.
To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online through Academic Jobs Online. Application materials should include: a letter of interest, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation.
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.