The Department of Applied Human Development and Community Studies in the Winston School of Education and Social Policy invites applications for two (2) dedicated full-time non tenure-track positions starting in Academic Year 2023-24. Merrimack’s two year graduate degree is rooted in Augustinan values and social justice and designed to prepare students to be agents of positive change. Faculty in the MSW program are expected to engage with students around social issues in our surrounding communities and the broader world.
The Department of Applied Human Development and Community Studies at Merrimack College invites applicants for two (2) non tenure-track faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice, beginning in Fall 2023. The successful candidate will teach in both the Master of Social Work and other Winston School of Education and Social Policy Master’s programs, depending on expertise.
The Master of Social Work program is located in an interdisciplinary department, the Department of Applied Human Development and Community Studies, which comprises graduate programs in Community Engagement, School Counseling, Higher Education, and Social Work, and an undergraduate program in Human Development and Human Services. All programs in the department include experiential learning, practica and/or field experiences. A minimum of 51% of the workload will be in the MSW program. The individual in this position may also teach undergraduate courses at times.
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.
Teach a full course load of four (4) graduate courses per term in the master of social work and other interdisciplinary departmental programs.
Provide field supervision in the candidate’s field of expertise.
Engage community engaged practice in the local area/ New England region.
Maintain office hours at times that provide appropriate access to students.
Provide service to the Department of Applied Human Development and Community Studies, the Winston School of Education and Social Policy, Merrimack College and the broader community.
Candidates must possess a doctoral degree (E.dD. Ph.D) in a relevant field. Minimum of 2 years post-MSW experience in practice and/or teaching in the field of social work. Experience working in non-profit agencies as part of community-based work. 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
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check
Required Vaccinations & 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, health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy, and 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 categoryin 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.