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Non-Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, Hospitality

Merrimack College
North Andover, MA

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Non-Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, HospitalityPosted: April 29, 2024Position Code: 806

Position Overview:

Merrimack College, nestled 25 miles north of Boston, is at the forefront of an exciting transformation, aiming to establish itself as a premier regional research university. Amidst an era of significant expansion and recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as the 10th fastest-growing private nonprofit institution in the Master’s category, we’re embarking on a journey toward achieving R2 status. This quest underscores our commitment not only to research excellence but also to delivering outstanding education across disciplines.

The Division of Management, Marketing, and Sport Management in the Girard School of Business seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice (NTT) Faculty Position in Hospitality beginning August 26, 2024 (Fall 2024). Applicants must submit a current resume or CV and letter of interest. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Ideal candidates will be those with a profound commitment to undergraduate education in the field of hospitality. We are looking for individuals eager to contribute to our dynamic learning environment, applying innovative teaching methods and engaging in curriculum development that prepares students for tomorrow’s challenges. As Merrimack College strides toward becoming a national university, we offer educators a unique opportunity to be part of a growing legacy—where teaching excellence and student success are at the heart of our mission.

Primary Responsibilities:

    The base teaching load is four courses/16 credits per semester. Courses may include in-person, hybrid, and/or online teaching modalities. There is a possibility for course load reduction to support the development of experiential learning infrastructure.
      Courses taught will be determined by the candidate’s previous experience, expertise, and the school’s needs.The ideal candidate would have experience teaching one or more of the following:
        Introduction to Hospitality ManagementTourism: The Business of Hospitality and TravelHospitality and Tourism MarketingHospitality Practicum

    Developing the undergraduate hospitality program curriculum.Assisting with the generation and stewardship of business connections and partnerships in the field of hospitality and integrating innovative experiential learning experiences into the curriculum by way of internships/co-ops, etc. The position will work in close coordination with the Associate Vice President and Associate Dean of Career and Experiential Learning.Assisting with academic advising, acting as faculty advisor to the student club and conducting select service to the department, school, and College may also be responsibilities of the position.Fostering growth of the hospitality management program. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining a presence at admission events and internal activities intended to expose students to majors and minors available to them at the College.


    Interested applicants should have relevant teaching experience and a Master’s degree or Ph.D. with substantive professional hospitality experience.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.

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 philosophy and interestsContact information for three professional references.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

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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