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Assistant Clinical Professor & Graduate Program Director Healthcare Leadership

Merrimack College
North Andover, MA

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Assistant Clinical Professor & Graduate Program Director Healthcare LeadershipPosted: March 20, 2024Position Code: 1119

Position Overview

The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences in the School of Nursing & Health Sciences is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated faculty member to join their team. We are searching for a faculty member who is committed to excellence in teaching, engaging in service, and interest and experience to become the Program Director for the new Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership program. This is a 12-month appointment at a non-tenure track faculty level and has the responsibility of providing leadership as Program Director to the new Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership.

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 on-line graduate coursesAdvise and mentor graduate studentsParticipate in service to the department, school, college and professional communityLead strategic recruitment and growth initiatives and retention of graduate studentsRecommended adjunct-faculty hiringCourse development as neededMentoring online faculty as neededManaging program budgets as neededThe ability to work remotely and independently and use technology as required to lead the program.The ability to work with the College, the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Science and/or designee, and Noodle as needed.


    Earned graduate degree with a major emphasis in healthcare specific administration or leadershipDemonstrated experience in academic leadership and administrative experience organizing and managing resources for healthcare related, on-line educationDemonstrated experience in program and curriculum development for on-lin educationCommitment to teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the mission, vision, and core values of Merrimack College

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.

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 learningResume or Curriculum VitaeTeaching StatementNames and contact information for three (3) references.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Vaccinations and Work Location

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.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus.

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 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 has five schools: arts and sciences, engineering and computational sciences, 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, ranking 33rd in the Regional Universities North category in 2024. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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