Faculty Job Openings

Full-time (NTT) Biology Lecturer:

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) seeks a full-time non-tenure track Lecturer to coordinate and direct the first-year biology laboratory experience for life science majors. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

Designing and implementing undergraduate laboratory experiences with an emphasis on an inquiry-based and/or CURE (course-based undergraduate research experience) curriculum that can accommodate up to 1200 students

Directing and supervising instructional support staff in all aspects of lab preparation and delivery

Implementing evidence-based pedagogical approaches

Contributing to the lower division life sciences curriculum by participating in ongoing discussions of pedagogical best practices and the current education research

This is an academic year, benefited 2-year position and is renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers at the University of Massachusetts are unionized with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement within the Lecturer ranks. Lecturers in Biology are dedicated to ongoing improvement of the lower division life science curriculum. The University invests in our faculty’s continued professional growth through the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development. Lecturers are also eligible to apply for numerous professional development grants and fellowships through the University and College of Natural Sciences.

The College of Natural Sciences and the Biology Department have been awarded a grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to foster inclusion in our undergraduate student body. A major component of this project is the implementation of CURE-based first-year laboratory experiences for life science majors. The successful candidate will play a major role in the design and implementation of the CUREs, beginning with the Phage Hunters Advancing Genomic and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) program.

Requirements:
A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely-related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have experience designing and implementing a lower division undergraduate laboratory curriculum for life-science majors. Broad experience in biological research is preferred, but some experience in cell and molecular biology is essential. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Ideally, this position is expected to start January 2019; however, a different start date, no later than September 2019, is negotiable.

Application Instructions:
Online applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and contact information for three references. Review of complete applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications are to be submitted at the following link: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/495432/lecturer

As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. http://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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Assistant/Associate Professor (TT) in: Translational Neuroscience: Animal Models of Neurological Disease

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will also be a part of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (see IALS), which has the goals of developing translational research programs, fostering interactions with industry, and training a translational life sciences workforce. New faculty members will be able to take full advantage of the substantial investments in campus infrastructure and core facilities made by IALS (see IALS Cores for details).

We are seeking a new faculty member who will establish a research program with high translational potential that utilizes animal models or human-derived cells to develop mechanistic insights and therapeutic approaches into neurological disorders. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Diseases and recovery from acute injuries such as traumatic brain injury or stroke. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs augment our existing strengths in neuroscience (see UMass Initiative on Neurosciences (IONS), Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program) and extends this expertise directly into health-related areas (IALS, Models to Medicine Center).

Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in neuroscience or related fields. The candidate must have outstanding potential to build a vibrant translational research program and the ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application Instructions:
Candidates must submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, identifying past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.
https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion

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Assistant Professor in Cell Biology (TT)

University of Massachusetts
Assistant Professor in Cell Biology (TT)

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications from quantitative cell biologists for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are broadly seeking cell biologists who are addressing fundamental questions using quantitative microscopy, molecular, biochemical, and/or genetic approaches. This search is part of a strategic investment in quantitative life sciences, and we especially encourage applicants whose research uses quantitative methods including, but not limited to, mathematical modeling of cell and/or sub-cellular behaviors, automated image analysis, and/or single molecule imaging. The cell biologist will be able to take full advantage of substantial new investments in campus infrastructure, including the light microscopy core facility, which was recently designated a Nikon Center of Excellence, and will join a department with existing strength in the cytoskeleton cell biology field. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Requirements:
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and outstanding potential to establish an externally funded research program. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to participate in strong interdepartmental graduate training programs.

Application Instructions:
Candidates must submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, identifying past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Online applications can be uploaded at the link below and should include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, and contact information for three references.

Applicants must apply for the position on the following website:

http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/494768/assistant-professor-te...

https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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Visiting Assistant Professor (NTT)

University of Massachusetts
Visiting Assistant Professor (NTT)

The Biology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (www.bio.umass.edu/biology/) invites applications for one full-time non-tenure track position. Initial appointment is for one year and is ordinarily renewable for two additional years. The position will start in the fall semester 2018.  The Visiting Assistant Professor will be provided with research support and mentoring through placement in an active research lab.  Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment. Exceptional promise in research and a commitment to outstanding teaching at all levels of the curriculum are expected. Applicants must review the list of potential sponsoring laboratories/mentors ( https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/vap-mentors). In addition to their research role, the Visiting Assistant Professor will have a mentored teaching load of two-courses per year.

Requirements:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline. In their materials, the candidate should describe how their program of research is a strong fit with one of the research laboratories available for sponsoring the candidate, and show evidence of teaching excellence and the ability to work with diverse populations/students.

Application Instructions:
Potential applicants must contact their chosen mentor, who must be chosen from the list of eligible mentors at ( https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/vap-mentors). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing their
teaching philosophy, experience, and interests, as well as the names of at least three
references.  Also, please arrange to have a letter from your proposed faculty mentor sent directly to Lisa Barry at lisab@bio.umass.edu. Please apply online at:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=95724

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of May 7, 2018 in order to ensure consideration.

Additional Information:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. The Biology Department is committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive community of faculty, students, and staff with the conviction that such an environment catalyzes learning and cultivates ethical, informed, and prepared citizens. We are especially interested in qualified candidates whose teaching and service reflect engagement with varied perspectives and constituencies. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, teaching or other work activities. We will also favorable consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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Lecturer Position

Faculty Position in Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a full-time non-tenure track Lecturer to coordinate and direct the first-year biology laboratory experience for life science majors. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
• designing and implementing undergraduate laboratory experiences with an emphasis on an inquiry-based and/or CURE (course-based undergraduate research experience) curriculum that can accommodate up to 1200 students,
• directing and supervising instructional support staff in all aspects of lab preparation and delivery,
• implementation of evidence-based pedagogical approaches,
• contributing to the lower division life sciences curriculum.

This is an academic year, benefited 2-year position and is renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers at the University of Massachusetts are unionized with the potential for long-term careers with promotional advancement within the Lecturer ranks. Lecturers in Biology are dedicated to ongoing improvement of the lower division life science curriculum.

A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely-related field is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. It is preferred that the successful candidate will have experience teaching in a lower division undergraduate laboratory curriculum for life-science majors with a role beyond that of graduate teaching assistant. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. The candidate will be expected to begin in the fall semester of 2018.

Online applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and include the contact details for three references. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications are to be submitted at

URL: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92078

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western Massachusetts and boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford, and New York City. Amherst is nestled between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills providing many recreational opportunities.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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Assistant Professor in Cell Biology


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CELL BIOLOGY (TT), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications from cell biologists for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are broadly seeking cell biologists who are addressing fundamental questions using quantitative microscopy, molecular, biochemical, structural, computational, and/or genetic approaches. We especially encourage applicants whose research complements existing Departmental strengths in the cytoskeleton or plant cell biology fields. The cell biologist will be able to take full advantage of substantial new investments in campus infrastructure and will have the opportunity to play a leadership role in the light microscopy core facility, which was recently designated a Nikon Center of Excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and outstanding potential to establish an externally funded research program. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to participate in strong interdepartmental graduate training programs.

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Online applications can be uploaded at the link below and should include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, and contact information for three references.

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90557

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430-acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford, and New York City. Amherst is nestled between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills providing many recreational opportunities.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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Assistant Professor - Animal Models of Neurological Disease


Assistant Professor - Animal Models of Neurological Disease

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be a part of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), which has a primary goal of developing translational research programs and fostering interactions with industry.

We seek highly innovative candidates who are exploring neurological/psychiatric diseases or disorders using clinically relevant animal models, spanning invertebrates to non-human primates. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focus complements existing departmental and campus strengths, including neuroendocrinology, cytoskeletal dynamics, protein homeostasis, immunology and neurodevelopment. Possible areas of research could include neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, traumatic brain injury, autism or neuropsychiatric disorders. Successful recruits will be expected to establish and maintain a research program with direct relevance to issues of human health and that yield important mechanistic insight into diseases affecting the nervous system.

The new faculty member will collaborate with IALS faculty to translate research results into therapeutic candidates, interact with industry scientists, and provide essential training for the next generation of biomedical scientists. IALS and UMass Amherst are undertaking an aggressive program of faculty recruitment in the next two years. New faculty members will have access to the substantial IALS investments in campus infrastructure and core equipment facilities (see http://www.umass.edu/ials/core-facilities for more details).

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and outstanding potential to establish a translational neuroscience research program. Life sciences faculty members at UMass can recruit students from several interdepartmental graduate programs on campus, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Online applications must include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, and the contact information for three references.

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90985

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system. It is a nationally ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The 1,430 acre UMass Amherst campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western Massachusetts, nestled in a rural setting between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills that offers easy access to Boston, Hartford, and New York City, and provides many recreational opportunities.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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