Position Overview & Responsibilities:

The School of Health Sciences at Merrimack College is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated full-time non-tenure track faculty and Graduate Director to join the School. This is a 12-month position as an open-ended academic appointment with additional administrative responsibilities. The position start date is immediate.

 Responsibilities as a faculty member will include teaching of at least four courses per academic year, advising and actively participating in departmental and school service opportunities that cultivate community relationships and raise the profile of the School of Health Sciences’ graduate programs. Leading graduate strategic recruitment and growth initiatives and retention of graduate students are the primary responsibilities of the Graduate Director. Operational management of the School’s graduate fellowship program is also part of the Graduate Director’s responsibility. The Graduate Director would work collaboratively with the Program Directors, Department Chairs, Dean and other administrators to coordinate the academic and operational functions of the graduate programs.

Qualifications:

1. An earned doctoral degree in exercise science, health science or a closely related field.

2. University teaching experience is preferred.

3. Knowledge and understanding of graduate program administration

4. Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication and interpersonal relationships.

5. Understanding of and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in graduate education and beyond.

6. We are looking for individuals 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.

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.

• Curriculum Vitae

• Teaching Statement

• Contact information for three references that can address your teaching and leadership

• This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled

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: 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.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 10/27/21

Closing Date: 12/27/21

Position Code: 936