Position Overview

The Department of Psychology in the School of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in Academic Year 2023-24. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of scholarship and be expected to pursue an active research and publication agenda. The specific areas of scholarship are open and faculty will have access to a variety of specialized equipment, behavioral experimentation facilities and clinical observation rooms.

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Psychology, beginning in September 2023. The scholarly area is open and faculty have access to a variety of specialized equipment including EEG, ERP, PSG, Eye Tracking, and rooms for behavioral experimentation as well as clinical observation rooms. The ideal candidate will be expected to pursue an active research and publication agenda.

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:

The successful candidates will:

  • Expected to establish a vigorous, externally supported program of research; engage in research training; and grant writing

  • Teach courses (three 4-credit courses per semester) at the undergraduate level.

  • Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and service.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Psychology or a related field. At least 1 year of teaching experience is required. Previous teaching experience in statistics, research methods, cognitive psychology, and/or behavioral neuroscience. Teaching may involve a laboratory based course as well. 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 & 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.

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Posted: 09/09/2022