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Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Merrimack College
North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 29, 2023

Job Details

Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts.

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. Last year, our graduate enrollment surged 138% in the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences, a testament to our institution’s vibrant growth and the community’s trust in our vision.

The School of Engineering and Computational Sciences, a cornerstone of innovation and excellence at Merrimack, invites applications for two (2) full-time, open-rank, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice /Assistant Instructional Professor faculty positions in Electrical and Computer Engineering. These positions will start in the fall of 2024 and focus on enriching our students’ learning experience. As we continue to advance toward our strategic objectives, including launching Ph.D. programs in pivotal areas of engineering within the next 5-10 years, we seek educators who are passionate about teaching and dedicated to our student’s success. This presents a unique opportunity for non-tenure track faculty to make significant contributions to these goals through innovative teaching and curriculum development, directly impacting our students’ educational journey.

Ideal candidates will be those with a profound commitment to undergraduate and graduate Electrical and Computer Engineering education. 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 an R2 institution, 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:
  • Deliver four undergraduate/graduate courses in an academic semester.
  • Stay current with emerging trends and advancements to ensure course content is up-to-date and aligned with industry needs.
  • Mentor and guide students toward academic and professional success.
  • Maintain regular office hours for student consultations.
  • Actively participate in departmental and institutional activities.
  • Collaborate collegially and professionally to foster a supportive and positive working environment.
  • Minimum of an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field. Alternatively, a Ph.D. in Engineering Education with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong background in the fields of electrical and/or computer engineering.
  • Demonstrated excellence, or potential for, teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders.
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 learning
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching philosophy and interests
  • Contact 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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Merrimack College

One of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country, Merrimack College is a selective, top-tier college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts. 

Driven by our Augustinian Catholic mission, Merrimack is where academic excellence meets a community filled with spirit and energy. Together, we believe in pushing boundaries, embracing innovation and making a difference within our communities.

Our academic experience bridges the gap between theory and the real-world for meaningful learning that prepares our students for personal and professional success. Merrimack is where students and faculty come together creating a unique environment where ideas and collaborative endeavors are encouraged, meaningful connections are made and personal growth is a priority.

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