Position Overview & Responsibilities
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Merrimack College seeks a full-time faculty member to develop and teach upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in our program. The successful hire will develop and teach required courses in the thermal-fluid sciences including advanced fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer as well as elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Teaching duties begin September 2022; stipends for course development begin June 2022 or earlier by mutual agreement.
Applicants seeking an appointment as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field; non-tenure-track applicants must hold an MS in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and have industry experience. All applicants must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Tenured and tenure-track faculty teach three courses (12 contact hours) per semester, maintain an active research program with the capacity to apply for and obtain external funding, and serve on departmental and college-wide committees; non-tenure track faculty teach four courses (16 contact hours) per semester and provide service to the department. Applicants who have a sponsored research program (funded through external grants or industry partnerships) will be given the highest consideration as impact hires.
- Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering or related field; or MS in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and 10+ years of industry experience.
- Must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate level.
- For a tenured or tenure-track position, an active research program with the capacity to apply for and obtain external funding.
- Ability to foster an environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential.
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; summary of professional background related to mechanical engineering; description of research program; commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and any experience in teaching and curriculum development.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
- Names and contact information for three (3) references.
- Graduate transcripts.
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.
Position Code: 627