Assistant/Associate Professor - Biological Sciences

Assistant/Associate Professor - Biological Sciences
Faculty Full Time
UMass Lowell
Biological Sciences

Salary commensurate with experience


General Summary of Position:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. S/he will start in September of 2018. UMass Lowell has recently built a state-of-the-art aquatics facility and are interested in candidates using zebrafish or small aquatic animals as a model organism in their research. The ideal candidate's research focus should complement and leverage existing departmental and campus strengths. In addition to the broad range of research interests within the Biological Sciences Department, UMass Lowell has a diverse group of science and engineering faculty who use multiple model systems to evaluate new technologies (e.g. nanomedicine, biomaterials, robotics and tissue engineering). This includes an anticipated hire in the Chemistry department focusing on the biochemistry of muscle proteins, therefore candidates interested in establishing collaborations with faculty in these fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, and contribute to the department's teaching mission. Teaching responsibilities may include the development of undergraduate courses, in addition to upper-level and graduate courses.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is located in the heart of the life sciences supercluster of the northeast region of Massachusetts, which is home to more than 100 life science companies. Together with its proximity to the Boston/Cambridge biotechnology and biomedical hub, there are ample opportunities for scientific interaction, exchange, and collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Earned doctorate and postdoctoral experience (required at the time of application)
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

 Additional Considerations:

  • Demonstrated teaching ability at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  • Potential to establish a sustainable, externally funded research program
  • Demonstrated publication record in scholarly journals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student and faculty populations
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups   


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Please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy and research statement. Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The references will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hardcopy letters will not be accepted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close once an adequate number of qualified applications is received.


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.