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Assistant Professor - Biology - Animal Physiology

Employer
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Location
UMass Amherst

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Full Time
Institution Type
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Job Details

Job no: 510148
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Biology
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, College of Natural Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in animal physiology. This is an academic year appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.

We seek to hire a Comparative, Environmental, or Ecological Animal Physiologist whose research focuses on the mechanistic basis for physiological processes, physiological responses to environmental change, the evolution of physiological systems, or related areas. We emphasize the importance of the use of physiological tools in conjunction with -omics level approaches to elucidate connections between genotype and phenotype. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a high caliber, externally funded research program, effectively teach and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute to service in support of the department and college. Of particular importance, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of the strength that is brought to science through diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility. This new faculty member would complement our existing and growing strength in organismal biology, where we have a strong collaborative research core with research in animal physiology, functional morphology, functional genomics, behavior, and evolution.

Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Biology or a related field with relevant post-doctoral experience.

Additional Information

Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 1, 2021 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

Expected start date of this position is September 1, 2022.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vita; (3) statements of research, (4) teaching, (5) and service; (6) contact information for three references, (7) and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion).

All questions pertaining to this position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Alexander Gerson at [email protected].

UMass Amherst 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, UMass Amherst 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 UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Sep 23 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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Organization

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.

 

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Location
181 PRESIDENTS DR
Whitmore Administration Building
Amherst
Massachusetts
01003
United States
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