Position Overview:  The Environmental Sciences and Sustainability (ESS) Program at Merrimack College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of environmental politics or policy, with possible expertise in areas such as environmental planning, law, or the non-profit sector. Applicants whose research focuses on either the domestic U.S. or international contexts are welcome. The ESS program is an interdisciplinary program that adopts a holistic approach. Students study environmental problems from the perspectives of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities with the end of addressing those problems at the local, regional, and global scale. Courses in the ESS program all include experiential learning wherein students develop real-world experience through campus and community-based projects. The successful applicant will be housed in the Political Science and Public Policy Department. They will teach courses in the common core for both the BA and BS degree programs and have the opportunity to develop and teach upper level courses both in the ESS program and their home department. 

Merrimack College has a 3/3 course load for tenure-track faculty. 

Required Qualifications:·     

  • Ph.D. in relevant field
  • Teaching experience and commitment to undergraduate education
  • Evidence of scholarly activity
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary teaching, collaboration, and supporting students is essential.

Merrimack College seeks to nourish and sustain our five core values of leadership, community, awareness, scholarship, and service. The College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates are encouraged to describe in their application previous activities or interest in building a culture committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

To Apply:  Interested applicants must apply online, through Academic Jobs Online.  Application materials should include only:

  • Letter of application that clearly indicates the applicant’s specialization area;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and accomplishments;
  • Writing sample; and
  • Three letters of reference

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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

About Merrimack College:  The only Catholic, Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 4800 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 220-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Mass. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one 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.  Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and is placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in this U.S. News category.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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