Employment Opportunities

Open-Rank Faculty, Exercise & Rehab Sciences

Open-Rank Faculty, Exercise & Rehab Sciences

Posted: September 9, 2022
Position Code: 1010

Position Overview
The Department of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences in the School of Nursing & Health Sciences is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated faculty member to join their team starting in Academic Year 2023-24. We are searching for a faculty scholar who is committed to excellence in teaching, with interest and experience to become the Program Director of the MS degree program—which has a strength and conditioning concentration—and engage in providing service to the School and college community.

Position Summary
The School of Nursing & Health Sciences at Merrimack College is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated full-time faculty member to join the Department of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences in the Fall of 2023. Applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor) or non-tenure
track (Assistant Clinical Professor) 9-month faculty position and Program Director in Exercise Science are now being requested. The Program Director responsibilities span across 12-months.

We are seeking a dynamic, outstanding, faculty member who is committed to excellent teaching; participating in service at all levels; and, will provide leadership as Program Director of the Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences which has a strength and conditioning concentration (Education Recognized Program of the NSCA). The ability to develop and establish a productive line of research is required for a tenure-track appointment.

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 and/or graduate courses in their area of expertise
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Participate in service to the department, school, college and professional community
  • Lead strategic recruitment and growth initiatives and retention of graduate students
  • Operational management of the program’s graduate fellowship program
  • Establish a productive line of research with strong potential for extramural funding if seeking a tenure-track position


Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Exercise Science or a closely related field for a tenure-track appointment. For non-tenure-track appointment candidates, a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science or closely related field will be considered. Current credential from
the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); or the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-EP) is preferred. University/College teaching experience is preferred. A minimum of 10 years of work experience in the exercise sciences field for applicants with a Master of Science degree. Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students in the areas of exercise physiology and/or strength and conditioning is preferred. 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 School of Nursing & Health Sciences
The School of Nursing & Health Sciences mission is to provide a quality, innovative education built upon strong science, emerging technologies, and real-world foundational experiences, integrated with the liberal arts and shaped by Augustinian traditions. It is an emerging School with a diverse portfolio of undergraduate and graduate academic programs, state-of-art facilities, deep community partnerships, and externally funded research programs that provide ample opportunities for integrating new lines of research.

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.