Faculty Positions in Biomedical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
September 30, 2013
Faculty Positions in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. The College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for at least four tenure track faculty positions in the field of Biomedical Engineering with strong preference for candidates interested in fundamental and applied research that enables the development of advanced biomedical devices and/or other translational techniques. The College seeks to extend its impact as part of University-wide and Commonwealth of Massachusetts initiatives in the Applied Life Sciences that have provided modern laboratory facilities and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Baystate Medical Center and several Research Institutes and Centers on campus. In particular, UMass Amherst recently established an Institute for Applied Life Sciences to house three new translational science Centers focused on Personalized Health Monitoring, Models to Medicines, and Bioactive Delivery. The Centers aim at advancing world class research on the campus towards developing new products to improve human health and spurring economic growth in western Massachusetts. Key funding for the Centers came from a $95 million capital grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) and a $5.5 million grant to the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, which is jointly owned by UMass and Baystate Health.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Primary appointments are expected in the Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering or the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Departments. Requirements include a Ph.D., outstanding record of research accomplishments, and commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Faculty members are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, contribute significantly to the advancement of basic science and engineering as evidenced by scholarly publications, and develop a nationally recognized program of sponsored research. Expected starting date is September 1, 2014.
The University of Massachusetts is located 90 miles west of Boston and 160 miles north of New York City in the historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The area, known for its natural beauty, hosts four liberal arts Colleges and offers outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities.
Applications must include a cover letter indicating the preferred department for the candidate’s primary appointment, full curriculum vitae, research plan, statement of teaching interests, representative recent research publications, and the contact information of four professional references.
The following are the URL links and addresses for the respective department searches:
Online applications preferred at: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42615, or if necessary, applications can be mailed to Prof. Neil Forbes, Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Search Committee, Chemical Engineering Department, 159 Goessmann Laboratory, UMass, Amherst, MA, 01003.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Online applications preferred at: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42655, or if necessary, applications can be mailed to PHM Search, ECE Department, UMass, Marcus Hall, 100 Natural Resources Road, Amherst, MA 01003.
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
On-line applications preferred at:
http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42340, or if necessary, applications can be mailed to Engineering Medical Device Search Committee, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass, 160 Governors Dr., Amherst, MA, 01003.
Detailed information regarding the review dates of applications can be found on the respective department URL links.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Departments, College, and University have a strong commitment to diversity. Women and Members of Minority Groups are encouraged to apply.
The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.