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Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Data Science

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’s Department of Computer and Data Sciences in the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences invites applications for a full-time, open rank, non-tenure track faculty position to teach in the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and the online Master of Science in Data Science programs. This is a nine-month appointment commencing in January 2024. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate-level courses in machine learning, infographics, Python and R programming, statistics, and other related subjects within our M.S. in Data Science curriculum.

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.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop courses for the data science programs, ensuring they align with industry standards and emerging trends.
  • Teach four courses per semester (16 contact hours).
  • Actively participate in departmental and institutional activities.
  • Stay current with emerging trends and advancements in data science to ensure course content is up-to-date and aligned with industry needs.
  • Collaborate with other departments and stakeholders to promote interdisciplinary initiatives and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Mentor and guide students toward academic and professional success.
  • 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 data science, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence, or potential for, teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Work or educational experience in the area of data science, statistics, modeling, or analytics.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders.
Also desired are:
  • Effective use of technology in the classroom
  • Demonstrated interest in and experience with innovative pedagogies;
  • Understanding of and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in STEM and beyond.
  • A research program or consulting practice that has the capacity to involve students in industry projects is a plus but not required.
Application Materials Should Include:
  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications and addressing how your experiences align with the mission and values of Merrimack College.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of certifications and professional accomplishments.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including evidence of effective teaching practices and commitment to inclusive education.
  • 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 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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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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