The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering invites outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. The Department is particularly interested in creative scholars who can make fundamental contributions to one or more of the following areas: the thermal-fluid sciences, energy, and/or robotics. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong track record of managing a sustainable research program, the capacity to seek external funding, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning.
Merrimack’s School of Science and Engineering programs have a history of providing exceptional undergraduate education. The College is interested in enhancing 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 Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Product 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.
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.
The candidate, at a minimum, will have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Mechanical 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
- Research 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 & 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.
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 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.