Tenure-Track Faculty, Nutrition & Public Health

Merrimack College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts.

Position Overview
The Department of Nutrition and Public Health in the School of Nursing & Health Sciences is seeking a tenure-track faculty member committed to excellence in teaching and has a proven track record of having or being able to develop and maintain a productive line of research with
strong potential for external funding to start in the Fall of 2023.

Position Summary
The School of Nursing & Health Sciences at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated tenure-track faculty member to join the Department of Nutrition and Public Health in the Fall of 2023.

We are seeking a dynamic, outstanding, faculty member who is committed to excellent teaching and who has or can develop an impactful and potentially externally funded line of research. The
Department currently offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Nutritional Sciences; Public Health; Health Sciences; and, Master of Science degrees in Health and Wellness Management; Community Health Education; and Nutrition and Human Performance, an ACEND candidacy program.

The Department’s space and labs provide ample opportunities for different lines of research. Space includes three integrated lecture/lab classrooms and two lab spaces that house state-of-the-art equipment such as BodPod; Cosmed metabolic carts; cycle ergometers; four
treadmills; dual force plates; 3D image capture system; a simulation manikin; diagnostic ultrasound and other various evaluative and diagnostic equipment. Faculty have the opportunity to partner with a wide-variety of research focused faculty across the campus including exercise science, nursing, psychology, criminal justice and more. In addition, strong connections exist to establish community based research. Opportunities to engage students in research include
graduate fellowships and an undergraduate directed research course. Start-up funds are available, along with competitive internal research support and assistance in seeking external funding.

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
  • Establish a productive line of research with strong potential for extramural funding
  • 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


Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Nutrition, Public Health or a closely related field. University/College teaching experience is preferred. Experience teaching graduate and/or undergraduate students in the area of nutrition; public health or health sciences. 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.

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