Assistant Professor in Medical Physics

Assistant Professor in Medical Physics

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Job no: 510638
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physics and Applied Physics
Applications Open: Nov 30 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled


General Summary of Position:

The Department of Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of Medical Physics to begin September 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded world-class research program complementary to existing research areas in the UML Medical Physics Program and in collaboration with partner institutions, and have a strong commitment to teaching graduate courses along with supervising MS and PhD students. While focus will be placed on Radiation Therapy, strong candidates in all closely related fields will be considered.

Department Overview:

The Medical Physics Program is housed in the Department of Physics and Applied Physics. The UML Physics Department currently has 22 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 6 full-time teaching faculty and 3 research faculty members, with annual research expenditures over $11M. The Medical Physics Program offers MS and PhD degrees, both accredited by CAMPEP. Current research areas include nanoparticle-aided radiation therapy, thin-film radiation detectors, medical imaging, biophotonics, computational medical physics, internal dosimetry, radiation biology, and radiochemistry. The research is carried out at the UMass Lowell campus and at partner institutions, including top-tier hospitals and medical schools in the Boston area and beyond.

Significant research infrastructure includes a 1-MW research reactor, a 5.5-MV Van de Graaff proton and light ion accelerator with proton imaging and microprobe capabilities, and numerous irradiation facilities for gamma, X-ray, and neutron radiography and radiobiology studies both in-vitro and in-vivo.  Imaging capabilities such as MRI/NMR spectroscopy and multi-modal confocal microscopy, and cell culture facilities are available in the department. Additional capabilities are available at our partner institutions.  More information about our department and program is available at and at

UMass Lowell is a tier-1 research university located 25 miles northwest of Boston, committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region with significant impact to the US and the world. With a campus-wide strategic plan to position UMass Lowell as a world-class institution, we aggressively seek a diverse talented candidate pool to further our mission.


Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • A PhD or equivalent degree in physics, medical physics, radiological sciences, or a closely related field is required, with a strong record of academic research and demonstrated teaching potential
  • We seek an academically oriented faculty, preferably with clinical experience or engagement
  • Board certification and/or licensure are desirable


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, and teaching statement/philosophy with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. References will 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.

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.