Position Overview
The Department of Education in the Winston School of Education and Social Policy invites outstanding applicants for a full-time tenure-track position starting in Academic Year 2023-24. The faculty member will be expected to collaborate on programs including: the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support; Mental Health/SEL programs in K-12 schools; early college; early intervention; literacy; and meeting the needs of the underserved. The faculty member will engage with students and colleagues to contribute to the School’s vibrant atmosphere that encourages learning, applied practice and scholarship.

Position Summary
The Winston School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Education with a focus on special education, to begin in the Fall of 2023. The Education Department has both undergraduate and graduate programs. The faculty member hired in this position will have teaching and advising responsibilities as well as research and service expectations.

Merrimack College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate courses and/or upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Maintain a research program in areas of expertise; experience in funded research preferred.
  • Actively involve undergraduate and graduate students in your research program.
  • Sustain a record of quality, peer-reviewed scholarship; pursue external grant opportunities to support the development and growth of Teacher Education programs.
  • Hold office hours at times that provide appropriate access to students.
  • Provide service to the Department of Education, the Winston School of Education and Social Policy, Merrimack College and the broader community.

Qualifications
Candidates should possess a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.). Two years of teaching experience is required; K-12 experience is preferred. Knowledge and experience in Massachusetts and Federal Special Education law and policy. Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential. Additionally, the ability to foster an environment that
values diversity, equity and inclusion is expected of all Merrimack community members.

About the Winston School of Education and Social Policy
The Winston School of Education and Social Policy is a dynamic educational environment supporting all aspects of the faculty. The Winston School’s mission is to support communities toward social change. Engagement with students and colleagues around applied practice and scholarship creates a vibrant atmosphere that encourages collaboration and initiatives leading to social change.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with full consideration granted to those applications received by October 19, 2022. Subsequent review will continue on a rolling basis until qualified/suitable candidates are identified. Application materials should include the following:

  • 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
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check

Required Vaccinations and Remote Work
This is an on-campus 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.

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 Catholic and 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 Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College
The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and some 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College comprises five schools: liberal arts, science and engineering, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy, and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) 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 in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 34th out of 175 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2022. Merrimack also ranked 3rd in the Most Innovative Schools category. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 09/09/2022