Position Description & Responsibilities

The Department of Data Science and Analytics invites applications to teach undergraduate courses as adjunct instructors for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. Instructors may be needed for three fall courses – DSE 1001 Foundations of Data Science I, DSE 1002 Foundations of Data Science II, and DSA 5021 Foundations of Statistics for Engineers – and for several spring courses - DSE 1001 Foundations of Data Science I, DSE 1002 Foundations of Data Science II, DSE 2001 Creating Information Graphics, DSE 3002 Data Mining and Predictive Analytics II, DSE 3700 Ethics in Data Science (two credits), and DSE 4700 Text Mining (two credits).

The fall semester begins on Monday, August 30th. The salary for this position is $4,400 per four-credit course section. All classes will be taught in-person in the classroom. The schedule of spring courses can be adjusted to accommodate instructor availability.


MS or PhD in Data Science or a related discipline, with college-level teaching experience. Strong preference for candidates who also have industry experience and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Department of Data Science and Analytics offers a BS in Data Science and a minor in data science. DSE 1001 is also a popular service course for non-majors. The need for new adjunct faculty members is the result of a growing demand for data science courses at all levels.

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 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 Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid 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.

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 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs 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 U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 6/9/21