Assistant/Associate Professor - Infectious Disease Biology

Job description

Job no: 507656
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Non-Benefited - Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biological Sciences
Applications Open: Mar 23 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Biological Sciences invites applications to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to start September 2021.

We seek an individual who studies the biology of pathogens, including but not limited to: disease ecology and/or evolution, interactions between microbes and the host immune system, interactions with vectors, the effects of global change and urbanization on disease systems, disease spillover, and pathogen population biology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, and contribute to the department's teaching mission. Teaching responsibilities may include the development of undergraduate courses, in addition to upper-level and graduate courses.

The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the largest academic units on campus with diverse research interests and an exemplary record of extramural funding. Existing departmental strengths include expertise in immunology, invertebrate biology, microbial evolutionary ecology, genomics, and bioinformatics. Allied departments at UMass Lowell also have strengths in nanomedicine, biomaterials, robotics and tissue engineering, and advanced imaging technologies. In addition, applicants whose work relates to global change will have the opportunity to participate in UMass Lowell’s Climate Change Initiative, which draws members from all six Colleges and Schools with a common focus on climate change research and education. The department offers a B.S. in Biology with concentrations in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics or Ecology, Evolutionary & Organismal Biology, a M.S. in Biological Science, a Ph.D. in Applied Biology and participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Biomedical, Engineering and Biotechnology.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a research university that has advanced in national rankings more than almost any other university in the country over the past five years, and it offers competitive salary and benefits package. The University has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population and is located in the heart of the life sciences supercluster of the northeast region of Massachusetts, which is home to more than 100 life science companies. Together with its proximity to the Boston/Cambridge biotechnology and biomedical hub, there are ample opportunities for scientific interaction, exchange, and collaboration. Lowell is located 25 miles northwest of Boston and within two hours of mountains and beaches.

Information about the Department is available at .

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, H/V, ADA employer with a commitment to faculty diversity.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Earned doctorate and postdoctoral experience (required at the time of application)
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse student and faculty groups
  • Demonstrated teaching and mentoring ability at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  • Potential to establish a sustainable externally funded research program
  • Demonstrated publication record in scholarly journals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

    Please submit a CV, cover letter, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The referees will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hard-copy letters will not be accepted.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/25/2021
    Application Due: 6/23/2021
    Work Type: Full Time