Position Overview
The Department of Communication and Media in the School of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in Academic Year 2023-24. The successful candidate will have a specialization in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in Environmental Communication, with a strong track record of scholarship and be expected to pursue an active research and publication agenda.

Position Summary
The Department of Communication and Media invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Practice position beginning Fall 2023. The successful candidate will have a specialization in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in Environmental Communication.

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
Merrimack College has a 3/3 course load for tenure-track faculty. Candidates should have the experience or ability to teach courses related to Conflict Management, Persuasion, Non-Profit
Organizing, and/or Leadership and Collaboration. This position will require teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses within the department. The ideal candidate will
demonstrate the ability to secure external funding and pursue an active research and publication agenda.

The Department of Communication and Media is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. We encourage our students to bring critical awareness to the study of communication, the production of media projects, and their everyday lives. We take seriously interrogations of power and examinations of intersectional systems of oppression, and we embrace and encourage social justice-oriented pedagogies.

Qualifications
Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field. Experience or the ability to teach courses related to Conflict Management, Persuasion, Non-Profit Organizing, and/or Leadership and Collaboration. Candidates’ CV should show evidence of a burgeoning and robust research program. 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.

About the School of Liberal Arts
The study of liberal arts is at the heart of Merrimack’s curriculum. The School of Liberal Arts encompasses the humanities and social sciences, each of which include a range of disciplines distinguished by their focus of inquiry and by their perspectives and methodologies. Students may choose from a wide variety of major and minor programs available through the school’s 13 departments. The School also offers master’s programs in communication, public affairs, clinical mental health counseling, spiritual direction, and spirituality.

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