Position Overview
The Department of Computer and Data Sciences in the School of Science and Engineering is seeking two (2) open rank (tenured/tenure track) faculty members to join their team starting in Academic Year 2023-24. The successful candidates will have active, high-impact research programs, ideally with existing funding, the capacity to develop and teach the curriculum in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and/or Cybersecurity,and engage in service to the School and College community. This position will support our rapidly growing student population at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Position Summary
The School of Science and Engineering, Computer and Data Sciences (CaDS) invites applications for multiple open rank tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science (applications considered at the assistant, associate, and full professor levels), anticipated to begin in August 2023. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, the department is especially interested in candidates with an active research specialization in one or both of the following broadly defined areas: Artificial Intelligence (including machine learning, natural language processing, and data mining), or Cybersecurity (including cryptography, privacy, and computer forensics).

Merrimack College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Primary responsibilities

  • Developing and delivering course materials to undergraduate and graduate students,
    demonstrating teaching excellence informed by high-impact scholarship.
  • Supervising and advising undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Establishing and/or maintaining a quality publication record.
  • Developing and maintaining a strong, visible, externally funded research program that will contribute to scholarly publication.
  • Contributing both institutionally and professionally through active service to the department, school, and wider Merrimack community.
  • Cultivating and promoting an inclusive and diverse Merrimack community through recruiting, mentorship, collaboration, and service.

About the Department of Computer and Data Sciences (CaDS)
CaDS houses four programs (BS in Computer Science, BS in Data Science, MS in Computer Science, and MS in Data Science) and is home to a rapidly growing student population at graduate and undergraduate levels. The department currently has 4 full-time tenured/tenure
track faculty and 3.5 full time teaching faculty. The CaDS Department focuses on a fundamentally sound experiential approach to education that prepares outstanding graduates in the areas of software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity. Additionally, the department works collaboratively on both research and curriculum development with other areas of the institution.

Qualifications
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. from an accredited program in Computer Science, Data Science, or a closely related field by the start of the appointment. Demonstrate the potential to run an active and productive research portfolio that has the potential to secure external
funding. Commitment to teaching and curriculum development. Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrate willingness to be an enthusiastic, engaged member of the department/school. Additionally, the ability to foster an environment
that values diversity, equity and inclusion is expected of all Merrimack community members.

School of Science and Engineering
The School of Science and Engineering is dedicated to providing students with the foundation for a high-quality STEM education. The School is composed of a talented and dedicated team of faculty and staff preparing students for impactful careers. The School opened a new
Engineering Innovation Center in fall 2022 to fuel collaboration, hands-on learning, and research.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with full consideration granted to those applications received by October 19, 2022. Subsequent review will continue on a rolling basis until qualified/suitable candidates are identified. Application materials should include the following:

  • 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
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
  • This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check

Required Vaccinations and Remote Work

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. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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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Posted: 09/09/2022