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Tenure Track - Assistant/Associate Professor- Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences - Biomedical Sciences

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biomed & Nutritional Sciences
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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 sciences. All faculty are expected to teach and engage in service to the department, College and university. 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/associate professor level based on their qualifications.

The department is interested in attracting candidates with interests in interdisciplinary and translational research in infectious disease and immunology. In particular, we are interested in candidates with expertise in molecular microbiology, the gut microbiome/mucosal immunity or bioinformatics. Candidates with interests in developing innovative biosensing and point-of-care technologies applied to these areas of research are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent basic or translational research program that will ideally bridge with multiple programs and centers at the College and university, including pharmaceutical and nutritional sciences, public health, and applied biomedical sciences and engineering. 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 and wellbeing of our communities.

The successful candidate will be engaged in the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Previous experience in teaching is desirable for Assistant Professor candidates and required for Associate Professor candidates. We seek applicants recognized for excellence in research and teaching, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Emphasis will be placed on individuals with experience working in interdisciplinary teams and with the potential to foster additional interdisciplinary collaborations with Research Centers and across the 5-campus UMass system, as well as with the VA.

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 college offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in several health related disciplines including applied biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical and nutritional sciences, nursing, public health, physical therapy. A large research program and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs.

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.

As a 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 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; 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 for Assistant Professor candidates
• 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.
• Associate professor candidates must have a nationally recognized research program with a record of current extramural research support

Additional Considerations:

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

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Please include the following required documents with your application.  

  • 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 to include a description of previous teaching experience
  • 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. (upload publications (2-3) as one file)
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted after the initial search committee interview.


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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

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