Faculty Job Openings

Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions

(1) Neurobiology
(2) Physiological Ecology

The Biology Department (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to start as soon as September 1, 2014. One position is in the area of Neurobiology and the other is in the area of Physiological Ecology. We seek individuals with outstanding research, a strong commitment to teaching, and the potential to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program. The Biology Department provides an interactive and broad research environment, with faculty research spanning all levels of biological organization. Strong research clusters focus on nervous system development and function, plant biology, cell biology, functional morphology, and evolution. New faculty members will have the opportunity to participate in graduate training programs in Neuroscience and Behavior (www.umass.edu/neuro), Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/oeb), Molecular and Cellular Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/mcb) and Plant Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/plantbio).

A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required. Application materials should include a curriculum vita, research plan, and teaching statement. Applicants should also have three reference letters sent to the addresses below. Evaluation of applications for both positions will begin on October 1, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled.

1) Neurobiology: We encourage applications from neurobiologists who study neural development, neural structure and function, neurodegenerative diseases and/or aging at the molecular and cellular level, but applications from other areas will also be seriously considered. The successful candidate will contribute to the department's teaching mission through teaching in Neurobiology and will train students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Application materials may be sent via email to: neurosearch@bio.umass.edu

2) Physiological Ecology: We seek a biologist whose research spans the interface of physiology and ecology, investigating how physiological adaptations help organisms adapt to real world environmental challenges. We are especially interested in candidates whose research programs include laboratory and field components. The successful candidate will contribute to the department's teaching mission through teaching in in the area of Physiology and will train students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Application materials may be sent via email to: physecosearch@bio.umass.edu.

If needed, paper applications can be sent to: Neurobiology Search # R46720, or Physiological Ecology Search # R46721, Biology Department, Attn: Zoe Crowley, 611 North Pleasant Street, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.

The University is part of the 5 College Consortium (www.fivecolleges.edu) in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, just 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce, and student populations because we recognize that broad diversity is critical to achieving excellence in our educational, research, and service missions in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual's record with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also favorably consider experience overcoming, and/or helping others overcome, barriers to an academic career or degree. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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