General Summary of Position:
The Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is searching for outstanding candidates in Medical Devices for one full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Biomedical Engineering. The college includes 130 faculty members, 30% of whom are women, and has just under 3,000 undergraduate and over 1,000 graduate students. The University serves the multicultural population of the Commonwealth and has been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity by the American Society for Engineering Education and is also a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). UMass Lowell is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research (RU/H) university ranked in the top tier of US News' National Universities.
The campus is situated 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 national 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 30 miles northwest of Boston offers 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.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is located in UML's Francis College of Engineering, a dynamic, growing college that prepares scientists and professionals in a wide range of engineering areas. The department currently has 11 faculty, including six new energetic and engaged tenure-track faculty that have been hired in the last three years. The department offers undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Biomedical Engineering, with concentrations in Medical Device Design, Cell and Tissue Engineering, and Biomechanics. Educational strategies include classes taught by highly qualified faculty, experiential learning such as a formal co-op program, and hands-on laboratory experiences. The department’s research labs were completely renovated in 2019, and the University recently acquired state-of-the-art vivarium and animal imaging facilities with space for additional research labs. The department currently has strong collaborations with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and the Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center, which is located on the UML campus.
This new faculty will have opportunities to collaborate in research and teaching with faculty across six departments in the Francis College of Engineering. We value excellence and innovation in curriculum design and courses that promote experiential learning and professional skills for our students.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, or closely related discipline.
- Record of successful teaching experience at the college level
- Demonstrated excellence in research and publication
- Postdoctoral research and previous experience working with industry
- Commitment to develop and sustain a robust externally funded research program
- Dedication to teach undergraduate and graduate levels in Biomedical Engineering
- The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
- Candidates with experience in engineering education and design of effective and inclusive pedagogical approaches will be given strong consideration.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas. All applicants must submit a diversity statement. In this statement, please describe how you can support UMass Lowell’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), justice and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to DEI and your future plans for supporting DEI.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications received by January 15, 2023 will be considered in the first review of candidates. However, later applications may be considered for this position. The search will close after an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please submit the following required documents with your application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Research Statement
- Teaching Statement/Philosophy
- Diversity Statement
- Publications in peer-reviewed journals (three significant, relevant publications). Please upload publications into one file.
- Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested at the time of application.