Faculty Position in Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of 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


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.

Director of Administration and Finance
Biology Department


The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking a Director of Administration and Finance. The Director will provide management and supervision for the administrative and technical support services of the Biology Department and be responsible for financial, personnel, facilities, and programmatic activities, which support the Department's academic, research, and outreach missions. The Director will exercise considerable initiative, leadership, and judgment in providing advice and guidance regarding policies and procedures within the University community.


• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or closely related field plus 2 years relevant experience, preferably in an academic setting OR:
• Bachelor’s degree in any area with 4 years relevant experience in an academic setting
• Previous supervisory experience
• Demonstrated understanding of financial management principles, including budgetary/non-profit fund accounting procedures, demonstrated ability to forecast future budget needs, creating annual Departmental budgets and preparing periodic reports.
• Strong interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability and willingness to lead, supervise, advise and train staff and to maintain absolute confidentiality. Ability to work with diverse populations and all levels of the University community in internal and external communications including faculty, staff, students, administrators and the public.
• Demonstrated experience with grant and contract management, including ability to follow federal and private sponsor terms and conditions of proposal and award administration.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance multiple time-sensitive projects with critical deadlines amid constant interruptions.
• Knowledge of standard computer operating systems and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and use of databases.

For salary range, please see:

Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply provide a letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Please apply online at:

On-Campus applicants are defined as Amherst Campus non-student employees

The University of Massachusetts 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, the University of Massachusetts 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 University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statues, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.