Position Overview

The Department of Civil Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering is seeking a motivated tenure-track faculty member to support our growing programs. The successful candidate will have expertise in the area of sustainable or resilient transportation infrastructure and offer design courses in both environmental and transportation engineering. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and learning and research/scholarship. Highest consideration will be granted to those with an existing externally funded research program or the potential to develop a sustained sponsored research program.

Position Summary

The Department of Civil Engineering at Merrimack College invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. The Department is seeking creative scholars who can contribute fundamentally to one or more of the following areas: sustainable/resilient transportation infrastructure, environmental engineering, and transportation engineering. In addition, the successful candidate will have an existing funded research program or demonstrate a strong potential for establishing a research program as well as a demonstrated interest in teaching.

Merrimack’s School of Science and Engineering programs have a history of providing exceptional undergraduate education. The College is interested in maintaining that identity while increasing its research capacity. Consequently, we are interested in expanding our graduate portfolio within the Department, which currently includes an M.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management.

The School currently enrolls 633 undergraduate and 100 graduate students with 56 full-time faculty, 26 part-time faculty, and 13 staff members. Moreover, we anticipate significant growth in the student body after institutional investments that will expand the engineering footprint on campus by 50,000 sq. ft. Other investments over the next few years include new academic programming, increased personnel, and procurement of additional laboratory resources.

Merrimack College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therefore, 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

The successful candidates will:

  • Teach undergraduate courses and/or upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses.
  • Actively involve undergraduate and graduate students in research projects.
  • Maintain a record of quality, peer-reviewed scholarship.
  • Pursue external grant opportunities to support the development and growth of engineering.
  • Develop, implement, and assess curricula to maintain ABET accreditation.
  • Maintain office hours at times that provide appropriate access to students.
  • Participate in Department, School, College, professional society, and community service.

Qualifications

The candidate, at a minimum, will have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering or closely related field. Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential. 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