Merrimack College, located 25 miles north of Boston, is excited to announce an opportunity to be a part of the creation of an outstanding regional research university. Merrimack is committed to growing focused areas of research distinction that will allow faculty to make high-impact contributions in their areas of expertise. As part of our strategic plan, we are on the road to R2 status, and we have a long-term vision to launch Ph.D. programs within the next 5-10 years. The newly established School of Engineering and Computational Sciences invites applications for a faculty position at all ranks in the Department of Computer and Data Sciences.
We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, or biomedical informatics. Applicants at the rank of Assistant should have expertise that will contribute to sustainable research clusters with the potential to build a lab or a research center that aligns with our vision of fostering innovation, collaboration, and excellence in research and education. Applicants at the rank of Associate or Full should show evidence of their ability to rapidly build productive research collaborations.
What we offer:
Successful candidates will receive highly competitive start-up packages to support establishing and growing their research programs. We are dedicated to providing the necessary resources and infrastructure to enable our faculty to achieve their research goals and contribute to developing a leading-edge research environment, including a robust Office of Sponsored Programs to support extramurally funded research. We also support ongoing professional development to help our faculty stay at the forefront of their respective fields.
Join our mission:
Join us in our mission to create a research university that serves as a hub for innovation and knowledge creation. We believe in the power of research to enlighten minds, engage hearts, and empower lives to transform society and change lives. By focusing on the development of research clusters, labs, and research centers, we aim to create an ecosystem that fosters collaboration, drives technological advancements, and contributes to solving global challenges.
Who we are:
Merrimack College’s School of Engineering and Computational Sciences is a hub of innovation and excellence in engineering and computational disciplines. We currently offer ABET-accredited civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering undergraduate programs. Furthermore, we have computer engineering, computer science, and data science programs. Our commitment to providing cutting-edge education is reflected in the new programs we launch in the coming years. In the academic year 2024-25, we will introduce construction management, information technology, and information systems programs, followed by a program in electromechanical engineering in 2025-26.
Our student body comprises approximately 500 undergraduate students, all receiving a rigorous education that prepares them for success in their chosen fields. In addition to our undergraduate offerings, we have graduate programs in computer science, data science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management, and product management. These programs are experiencing significant growth, serve around 200 graduate students, and are designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills in high demand in today’s job market. Moreover, we are excited to announce the launch of our MS in information technology in the academic year 2024-25 and an MS program in cybersecurity in 2025-26.
At the School of Engineering and Computational Sciences, we pride ourselves on providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all our students. Our faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and work closely with students to help them achieve their academic and professional goals. We believe in the importance of practical experience and encourage our students to engage in hands-on projects, internships, and collaborative research activities.
Our mission is our supportive learning community to produce extraordinary STEM graduates. We are committed to fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence in everything we do.
What we value:
Merrimack College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therefore, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across various social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college graduates, individuals from underrepresented communities, and individuals with disabilities.
- Lead and contribute to collaborative and independent research projects.
- Help develop research clusters with the potential to build labs or research centers.
- Seek external funding to support research through grant applications and collaborations with industry partners.
- Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and other Relevant platforms.
- Develop and deliver undergraduate and graduate courses.
- Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in their academic and research pursuits.
- Establish and maintain relationships with industry partners, government agencies, and other research institutions.
- Participate in academic and professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.
- Participate in Departmental and School committees and contribute to the governance and development of the institution.
- Engage in outreach activities to promote the School and the College to the broader community.
- Contribute to developing and implementing strategies to achieve the school’s and College’s goals and objectives
- Ph.D. in data science, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field.
- A demonstrated track record of research excellence, commensurate with career stage.
- Experience developing and leading extramurally funded research projects. Early-career candidates with evidence of potential to develop these skills are also encouraged to apply.
- Experience in, or potential for, teaching at the undergraduate or graduate levels.
- Experience with biomedical informatics, computational health, or healthcare analytics is preferred.
- A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and external partners.
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
- Experience in, or potential for, supervising and mentoring students, postdoctoral researchers, or staff.
- A commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff.
Compensation and start-up packages
Merrimack College offers highly competitive, negotiable salaries and start-up packages based on rank and experience.
Application Materials Should Include:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Research Statement
- Teaching Statement
- Contact information for three professional references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until qualified/suitable candidates are identified. However, applicants are encouraged to submit their complete applications by October 1, 2023, to ensure full consideration. This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Vaccinations and Work Location
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.
The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus.
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.