Faculty Job Openings

Assistant Professor
Quantitative Developmental and Cellular Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with demonstrated potential for integrating the study of cell biology and developmental biology using quantitative methods to explore dynamic cellular processes. Individuals investigating the cellular mechanisms underlying developmental processes such as differentiation, proliferation, migration, and/or morphogenesis are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in individuals utilizing quantitative imaging, such as super-resolution, confocal, and multi-photon microscopy available in the new microscopy facility in the Institute of Applied Life Sciences. The successful candidate will build an independent research program in our vibrant and interactive research community, and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The UMass Biology Department (www.bio.umass.edu/biology) provides an interactive and broad research environment, with faculty research spanning levels of biological organization. A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field is required. Successful candidates will also have relevant postdoctoral experience, and the potential to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program. New faculty members will have the opportunity to participate in strong graduate training programs in Molecular and Cellular Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/mcb), Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/oeb), Plant Biology (www.bio.umass.edu/plantbio), and Neuroscience and Behavior (www.umass.edu/neuro) and capitalize on the newly created Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) http://www.umass.edu/ials/ with state-of-the-art core facilities. 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.

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, and the contact information for three references to:


Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

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