Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful,
residential setting — just minutes from Boston,
Merrimack College’s Winston School of Education and Social Policy
invites applications for 2 full-time, open rank, non-tenure track
faculty positions to teach in the Bachelor of Arts and Master’s of
Science Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ). These
are a nine-month appointment commencing in September 2024. The
successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate
and graduate courses in criminology and criminal justice, including
introduction to criminology, research methods, the criminal justice
system, criminal justice policy, and/or electives in criminology.
This department has future opportunities for leadership
Merrimack College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Therefore, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work
with students across various social and personal identities and
perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from
individuals with diverse backgrounds, including first-generation
college graduates, individuals from underrepresented communities,
and individuals with disabilities.
- Develop courses for CCJ programs, ensuring they align with
- Teach four courses per semester (16 contact hours).
- Actively participate in departmental and institutional
- Stay current with emerging trends and advancements in
criminology and criminal justice, to ensure course content is
up-to-date and aligned with the profession’s needs.
- Collaborate with other departments and stakeholders to promote
interdisciplinary initiatives and experiential learning
- Mentor and guide students toward academic and professional
- Maintain regular office hours for student consultations.
- Collaborate in a collegial and professional manner to foster a
supportive and positive working environment.
- A Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely related
- Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and
- Work or educational experience in criminology or criminal
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the
ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students,
and external stakeholders.
Also desired are:
Application Materials Should Include:
- Effective use of technology in the classroom.
- Demonstrated interest in and experience with innovative
- Understanding of and experience with diversity, equity, and
inclusion issues in CCJ and beyond
- Cover letter highlighting qualifications and addressing how
your experiences align with the mission and values of Merrimack
- Curriculum vitae, including a list of certifications and
- Statement of teaching philosophy, including evidence of
effective teaching practices and commitment to inclusive
- Contact information for three professional references,
including names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until
the position is 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
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
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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