Position Overview: The Lecturer in Product Management and Graduate Program Director (herein called Program Director) is a non-tenure track open-ended academic appointment with administrative responsibilities. The Program Director leads all matters involving program development, courses, assessment, strategic planning, hiring adjunct faculty, advising, accreditation, budget management, marketing, and student recruitment for the Product Management Online Graduate Program. Additionally, the Program Director is expected to develop external advisory relationships with area employers. The Program Director will devote a significant proportion of their time to teaching and creating integrated professional “real world” experiences that enhance the comprehensive educational and professional training required of graduate students at the College as they prepare for the demands of the contemporary workforce or pursuit of advanced degrees. This is a 12- month position, reporting to the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with up to 32-credit hours of teaching responsibilities/year and the program director will be expected to serve the administrative needs of the summer teaching activities of the program.
Candidates must have an M.S. in engineering or a related field. A minimum 10 years of experience in engineering, science, or technology is required, including at least 3 years in a leadership position. PhD and some academic experience, including online education, is preferred. This position requires strong communication, collaboration, and consensus-building skills, and the ability to tactfully and effectively respond to and handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations. Permanent US work authorization and/or US Citizenship is required.
To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V., and names and contact information for three professional references. Only applications submitted electronically through AcademicJobsOnline will be accepted.
Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
The only Catholic, Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,200 undergraduates and graduate students from 34 states and 36 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 recently placed 21st in the nation for “Colleges That Add the Most Value” in Money’s special Best Colleges report and was ranked as one of the top 10 colleges in the northern United States for the fourth year in a row — and the only regional college judged “up and coming” by higher education leadership in the northern United States, according to U.S. News.
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.
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position Code: 0820