Assistant Professor - Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

Job description

Job no: 507587
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biomed & Nutritional Sciences
Applications Open: Mar 12 2021
Applications Close: May 04 2021

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences located in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, is committed to academic excellence and diversity among the faculty, staff, and students and seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise in and research interests in biomedical/pharmaceutical sciences. All faculty are expected to teach and engage in service to the department and College. The ideal candidate should have a successful publication record and demonstrate potential for extramural funding to support their research programs. The successful candidate will be appointed at the assistant professor level.

The department is interested in attracting candidates with interests in interdisciplinary and translational research using systems biology approaches to pharma/nutraceutical development, drug discovery, drug delivery, molecular pharmacology, molecular nutrition, pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics. Candidates with interests in developing innovative nanotechnology, biosensing and point-of-care technologies are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent basic or translational research program that will ideally bridge pharmaceutical sciences with other programs in the department, including nutritional and applied biomedical sciences. All areas of pharmaceutical sciences and applied biomedical sciences will be considered. The areas of research interest are flexible but ideally will interface with disciplines represented within the College.

The successful candidate will be engaged in the teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate students. Previous experience in teaching is desirable for Assistant Professor candidates. As the preeminent research and academic institution within the greater Merrimack Valley, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and its Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences are also invested in improving the health of our communities. We seek applicants recognized for teaching excellence, scholarly productivity, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Emphasis will be placed on individuals with experience working in interdisciplinary teams.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, is a tier-1 public research university. UMass Lowell has experienced dramatic growth in research funding, total endowments, and student enrollment over the past eight years. It is a Carnegie Classification Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity and conducts more than $84 million in sponsored research annually.

The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences is dynamic and expanding, and prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical and translational areas. The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in several health related disciplines including biomedical sciences, nutrition, exercise science, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, public health, physical therapy. A large research program and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The successful candidates will collaborate with other college faculty, with community partners, and with external academic colleagues. Candidates whose research will facilitate collaborations with faculty in the departments of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering will be favored.

Opportunities for research linkages exist with other UMass Lowell Colleges, Research Centers and across the 5-campus UMass system as well as with the VA.

UMass Lowell is situated in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area and birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded nation park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its location 25 miles north of Boston offer unsurpassed enrichment of every type including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of Vermont. In addition, beautiful beaches and Cape Cod are within easy driving distance. All told, Lowell is a jewel of a city in one of the most attractive regions in the country to live.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to promoting an inclusive environment and to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal. We encourage individuals from underrepresented populations to apply and would be pleased to have applicants identify strengths in these areas.

We invite you to visit our college website and meet our faculty, staff, and students and see our new facilities in the health areas: Should you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact the Department Chair, Dr. Tim Ford at [email protected]; you will find the faculty profile along with specific information about the Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences here

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • A doctoral degree in biomedical science or other related health sciences field
  • Postdoctoral research experience is required
  • Record of research and publication
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Assistant professor candidates must have a vibrant research program with strong likelihood of funding and continued scholarly dissemination.

Additional Considerations:

  • Discipline-specific teaching experience preferred
  • Experience in fostering interdisciplinary research initiatives desirable

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Required Applicant Documents:

  • Cover letter to include information about your past academic experience and highlight the ways you would be able to contribute to the department, college and university
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement/philosophy
  • Research statement including research goals, past research accomplishments and a 3 year research plan
  • Two-three samples of published work in peer-reviewed journals in the area of funding/funding potential, preferably as first author and in high impact journals.
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application. References will contacted after the initial search committee interview.




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Posted: 3/13/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time