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Assistant Professor - Neurobiology - Biology / IALS

Employer
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Location
UMass Amherst

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Science & Technology, Life Sciences
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 521478
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 Summary

The Department of Biology and the Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at UMass Amherst are seeking to hire a faculty member who will establish a research program with high translational potential that utilizes animal models or human-derived cells to develop mechanistic insights into, and therapeutic approaches for, neurological disorders. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Diseases and recovery from acute injuries such as traumatic brain injury or stroke. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs augment our existing strengths in neuroscience (see: Initiative on Neurosciences (IONS) and Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program) and extends this expertise directly into health-related areas (see IALS, Models to Medicine Center).

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vibrant, externally funded research program, effectively teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to service in support of the department and college.

Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in neuroscience or related fields.

The candidate must have outstanding potential to build a vibrant translational research program and the ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position.

Additional Information

Expected start date for this position is September 1, 2024, although later start dates are possible.

Questions pertaining to this position can be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Peter Reinhart and Dr. Paul Katz at IALSsearch@groups.umass.edu.

Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit a (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vita; (3) statements of research, (4) and teaching, (5) contact information for three professional references, (6) and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (see below).

Evaluation of applications will begin on January 2, 2024 and will continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

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. In addition to application materials above, candidates will need to submit 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, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion)

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 career and degree.

Advertised: Dec 13 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

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
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01003
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