Assistant Professor - Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor - Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA

The Department of Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences located in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise in and research interests in biomedical/pharmaceutical sciences. All faculty are expected to teach and engage in service to the department and College. 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 professor level.

The department is interested in attracting candidates with interests in interdisciplinary and translational research using systems biology approaches to pharma/nutraceutical development, drug discovery, drug delivery, molecular pharmacology, molecular nutrition, pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics. Candidates with interests in developing innovative nanotechnology, biosensing and point-of-care technologies are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent basic or translational research program that will ideally bridge pharmaceutical sciences with other programs in the department, including nutritional and applied biomedical sciences. All areas of pharmaceutical sciences and applied biomedical sciences will be considered. The areas of research interest are flexible but ideally will interface with disciplines represented within the College.

The successful candidate will be engaged in the teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate students. 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 of our communities. We seek applicants recognized for teaching excellence, scholarly productivity, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Emphasis will be placed on individuals with experience working in interdisciplinary teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

    A doctoral degree in biomedical science or other related health sciences field. Postdoctoral research experience is required. 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.

Additional Qualifications:

    Discipline-specific teaching experience preferred. Experience in fostering interdisciplinary research initiatives desirable. Previous experience in teaching is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Required Applicant Documents:

    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. 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. 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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About University of Massachusetts Lowell:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, is a tier-1 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.

About the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences:
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 Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in several health related disciplines including biomedical sciences, nutrition, exercise science, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, public health, physical therapy. A large research program and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The successful candidates will collaborate with other college faculty, with community partners, and with external academic colleagues. Candidates whose research will facilitate collaborations with faculty in the departments of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering will be favored.

Opportunities for research linkages exist with other UMass Lowell Colleges, Research Centers and across the 5-campus UMass system as well as with the VA.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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