About Merrimack: 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. 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, comprising 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.
The School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated faculty member to join our newly established bachelor of science in nursing program opening in the fall of 2019. We invite applicants to become part of our inaugural nursing program as part of the dynamic School of Health Sciences, established in 2017. Applications for a non-tenure track (Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor) faculty position in nursing beginning September 1, 2019 are now being requested. The School of Health Sciences consists of diverse undergraduate and graduate academic programs, state-of-art facilities and equipment, deep community partnerships, and multiple funded research initiatives from the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Balance Foundation, Cummings Foundation, and more. The School of Health Sciences serves over 550 students majoring in six undergraduate programs including Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Public Health, Nutritional Science, Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Science. The School also has rapidly expanding graduate programs with over 100 students in Health and Wellness Management, Exercise and Sport Science, Community Health Education and Athletic Training. In addition to the recently retrofitted 36,000 sq. foot O’Reilly Hall, which is home to the School of Health Sciences, plans are underway to build an adjacent facility to house the nursing program, including an expansive simulation and clinical education center.
Position Overview: The ideal candidate should be highly experienced and skilled in undergraduate nursing curriculum and course development, NCLEX preparation and testing, and clinical and didactic instruction in their field of expertise. We are particularly interested in an established nursing scholar and clinician who is entrepreneurial and possess the ability to effectively network to help grow clinical affiliation partnerships within the surrounding communities. Experience in simulation development, implementation and evaluation would be a plus. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in their area of specialty; advise students; contribute to curriculum and policy development, governance and evaluation of all nursing program components; and support clinical partnerships.
Qualifications: The Full-Time Nursing Faculty must satisfy the following minimum qualifications: 1. Master’s degree in nursing required; a doctorate degree in nursing or related field preferred; and 2. Possess a minimum of two years of full-time experience in nursing, or its equivalent, within the last five years and evidence of clinical competence in the area of clinical instruction 3. Knowledge and skills related to teaching adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development, evaluation, or willingness to plan for acquisition of these skills no later than the first year of teaching; and 4. Current/unencumbered Massachusetts state RN license, healthcare provider CPR and immunizations as recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Health. 5. Nursing education experience preferred. 6. We are looking for teaching-scholars who have a strong desire for an academic appointment focused on advancing knowledge through integrating teaching, research, and service learning. The ability to serve as student mentors and create immersive learning and professional development experiences is a must. Candidates will present strong evidence of successful teaching and excellent growth potential for conducting scholarship in their area of expertise. Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online. Please submit: a letter of application that clearly indicates the applicant’s specialization area; a curriculum vitae; contact information (email, phone and physical address) for three references; and a teaching/research statement. Official transcripts will be required for any finalists invited to visit campus. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Application review will begin in late fall/early winter and will continue until the position is filled.
Merrimack College serves an increase diverse population. In keeping with our growing diverse student population and core value to build a community of scholars welcoming and respecting a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and perspectives, and we are actively seeking to recruit and retain faculty whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. As such, we encourage applicants to describe in their letter of intent how their scholarship, teaching, and service contribute to diverse communities.
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.