Employment Opportunities

Open-Rank Faculty, Nursing

Open-Rank Faculty, Nursing

Posted: September 9, 2022
Position Code: 1008

Position Overview
The Department of Nursing in the School of Nursing & Health Sciences is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated faculty member to join our newly established Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. This position can be a tenure-track or non-tenure-track appointment; tenure-track faculty must have a proven track record of being able to develop and maintain a productive line of research with strong potential for external funding. Our nursing program is housed in a state-of-the-art center and is committed to developing exceptional professional nurses.

Position Summary
The School of Nursing & Health Sciences at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated faculty member to join our newly established Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Applications for a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate Professor) or non-tenure track (Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor)
faculty position in nursing are now being requested. This is a 9-month contract faculty position in the Department of Nursing. Merrimack College recently opened a state-of-the-art Nursing Center to house our inaugural program. This space includes 6 simulation labs, 2 classrooms, 2
debrief rooms, 15 faculty offices, and 2 large student collaboration spaces.
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

  • The ideal candidate should be highly experienced and skilled in undergraduate nursing curriculum and course development, NCLEX preparation and testing, clinical and didactic instruction in nursing
  • Teach undergraduate nursing courses in the areas and courses based upon expertise
  • Advise students
  • Contribute to curriculum and policy development, maintenance of CCNE accreditation and MA BORN regulatory standards, shared governance and evaluation of all nursing program components
  • Experience in simulation development, implementation and evaluation is a plus


Candidates should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Nursing for a non-tenure track appointment; a PhD in nursing or related field is required for tenure-track appointment. Current/unencumbered Massachusetts RN license, healthcare provider CPR and current
immunizations as recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Health. A minimum of two (2) years of full-time clinical nursing experience, or its equivalent, within the last five years and evidence of clinical competence in the area of clinical instruction required for non-tenure track; additionally nursing education teaching at the college level is preferred for tenure track. A defined program of research that is outstanding for the individual’s career stage (required for tenure-track position). Outstanding record of professional service commensurate with
career stage. Excellent clinical skills in nursing (or related fields) to support clinical education. Understanding of healthcare disparities and disparate needs of historically underserved communities. 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.