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Non-Tenure Track Assistant Clinical Professor & Graduate Program Director Nutrition and Human P...

Merrimack College
North Andover, MA
Non-Tenure Track Assistant Clinical Professor & Graduate Program Director Nutrition and Human PerformancePosted: May 30, 2024Position Code: 970

Position Overview:

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Merrimack College is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated full-time non-tenure track faculty and the Program Director to join the Health Sciences and Nutrition department in the Fall of 2024. This is a twelve-month faculty appointment with administrative responsibilities as the program director. Oversight of the management, coordination, and evaluation as well as communication with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) for the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance program is the primary responsibility of the Program Director. The Program Director would work collaboratively with the Department Chair, Dean and other administrators to manage the academic and personnel functions of the program as well as ensure the budget aligns with program needs. Recruitment, evaluation and advising of students would also part of the Program Directors responsibility. The Program Director working collectively with all program faculty and preceptors, would be responsible for on-going review of the program’s curriculum to meet the accreditation standards and facilitation of processes for continuous program evaluation and competency assessment. Responsibilities as a faculty member would include teaching of undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses, as well as actively participating in departmental and school service opportunities that cultivate community relationships and raise the profile of Merrimack College’s nutrition program.


    An earned doctoral degree in nutrition or closely related field and have three years professional experience post credentialing preferred OR a master’s degree in nutrition or closely related field and have five years professional experience post credentialing.Current Registered Dietitian (RD) credential from the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Professional experience in sports nutrition is preferred and a Health Coaching certificate is a plus.Current knowledge of the standards for accreditation of RD sponsored by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).Experience managing experiential education placements and/or Dietetic Internships.University teaching experience is preferred.Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication and interpersonal relationships.

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 statementContact 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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