Adjunct Lecturer, Religious & Theological Studies

Adjunct Lecturer, Religious & Theological Studies

Posted: January 9, 2023

Position Overview

The Department of Religious and Theological Studies seeks Adjunct lecturers to teach 1 or 2 sections of either Christianity in Context or World Religions (both “1000” level courses that fulfill the General Education requirement in RTS) at Merrimack College for the Spring 2023 semester.

These courses will meet in person, from the week of January 16, through the week of May 8, 2023. Classes meet twice a week on Monday and Wednesday with sections between 3:30 pm-4:45 pm and 6:00 pm-7:15 pm.

Qualifications:

A doctorate (Ph.D., Th.D. or D.Min.) in theology or closely related discipline (ABD acceptable).

Familiarity with and understanding of the Catholic tradition is helpful. College-level teaching experience preferred. Course evaluations from prior experience may be requested.

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.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

  • Contact information for three professional references (name, title, address, phone number, email address). Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

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 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.

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 5,000 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 260-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. 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 in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.