Position Overview & Responsibilities
The Department of Biology seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor, non-tenure track (full time for nine months), to teach and coordinate the laboratory portions of the introductory courses of our core curriculum. The successful candidate will work with other faculty members and the lab manager to design, prepare materials (including, but not limited to, biological specimen cultivation), teach, assist other lab instructors, and work with undergraduate lab teaching assistants. The candidate will join a dynamic and collegial department that values and supports high-quality, innovative laboratory experiences for our students. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or Master’s degree or equivalent degree with comparable experience.
- Ph.D. or Master’s degree or equivalent degree with comparable experience.
- College-level teaching experience preferred.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential
Application Materials Should Include:
- Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position; summary of professional background related to biology; description of the research program; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and any experience in teaching and curriculum development.
- Teaching statement explaining the candidate’s teaching philosophy.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Name(s) and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Interested applicants should apply online through the link at the bottom of this posting. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Merrimack College seeks to nourish and sustain our five core values, which are 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 interests 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.
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.
Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:
Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This opportunity 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.
Position Code: 40