Position Overview:  Merrimack College invites applications for a non tenure-track position as the Program Director for our Master of Public Affairs (MPA) Graduate Program. Program administration and teaching experience are preferred. Related professional experience will also be considered. Applications are welcomed from all related fields, including but not limited to the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration, Non- Profit Management, Political Science, or Economics. All specialized subfields will be considered. A masters degree is required by time of appointment, Ph.Ds preferred.

The Program Director will teach three graduate course per calendar year in the program. The successful applicant will be also be responsible for the administration of the graduate program, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Promoting and marketing the MPA Program
  • Recruitment and enrollment of students
  • Scheduling classes
  • Advising students
  • Recruitment of adjunct faculty
  • Identifying and securing internship placements
  • Liaise with the Graduate & Professional Studies Office
  • Teach three content-relevant courses per year spread across the fall, spring, and summer sessions.

The Program Director will work with and report to the MPA Steering Committee and the Dean of Liberal Arts.  This is a twelve month position with the possibility of renewal.

Merrimack College is a selective four-year Catholic college in the Augustinian tradition, offering programs in the liberal arts, business, the sciences, and engineering for its 3000+ students. The college is located in the Merrimack Valley, approximately 25 miles north of Boston.

To Apply:  Complete applications should include a letter of interest, resume, and three references. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.