NTT Academic Program Manager, MPAA

NTT Academic Program Manager, MPAA

Posted: July 15, 2022
Position Code: 981

Position Overview
The Master of Public Administration and Affairs (MPAA) Program at Merrimack College invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, open-rank Non-Tenure-Track (NTT) faculty position. The successful candidate will report directly to the Program Director, and will have the opportunity for leadership in the development and administration of both online and on-ground components of the MPAA Program. This role will have the opportunity to teach in either, or both, of the online and on-ground MPAA programs. There is a possibility of a remote hybrid work schedule.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teaching will account for 50% of the anticipated workload:
    • Teach four (4) courses (16 credits) per year
  • The following student/community facing responsibilities will constitute 35% of the anticipated workload:
    • Coordinate and communicate with fellowship sites, including but not limited to, site recruitment, communication with site supervisors, and student placements
    • Work with the Program Director to supervise fellowship students and to interview/select student placements; may include weekly meetings with fellowship students
    • Work with the Program Director to develop and maintain alumni and community relations and networks
    • Plan events to connect current students, alumni and community partners
    • Communication/outreach to students
    • Create and maintain MPAA social media sites
  • The following internal administrative responsibilities will constitute 15% of the anticipated workload:
    • Assist the Program Director with academic advising, clearing students to register and clearing students for graduation, as needed
    • Maintain student academic records
    • Participate in college-level committees and governance, as relevant (for example: Graduate Education meetings); coordinate with Graduate Student Office and Graduate Admissions, as needed
    • Work with the Program Director and the MPAA Executive Committee in regular meetings concerning the operation and oversight of the MPAA Program
  • Any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.


  • Graduate degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Political Science, Educational Leadership or related field that can support our gradate program in Public Administration and Affairs
  • Particular interest in candidates qualified to teach core courses in Public Administration and Public Policy. Candidates will also have the opportunity to teach courses in an area of expertise and specialization including, but not limited to, Immigration Policy, Budgeting and Financial Management, Environment Policy, Public Health Policy
  • Candidate must have experience teaching in higher education
  • Experience in the field
  • Organized and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work on a team

To Apply
Interested applicants should apply via the link at the bottom of this posting and include the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, title, address, phone number, email address). Applicants will be notified before references are contacted
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be required prior to being hired

Merrimack College seeks to nourish and sustain our five core values, which are 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 interests 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.

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.

Required Vaccinations and 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 the Master of Public Administration and Affairs (MPAA) Program
The Master of Public Administration and Affairs is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that prepares students for dynamic careers as leaders in the world of public affairs and public policy.

The MPAA Program trains the next generation of public affairs workers and policy leaders to understand, evaluate, and tackle increasingly complex public issues in a globalized world. The program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to address important problems in society and to excel in the areas of ethical leadership, collaborative governance, public policy strategy, public and non-profit administration, and more.

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.