Assistant Professor - Molecular Cell Biologist

General Summary of Position:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Biological Sciences invites applications to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 2023. 

We seek an individual who studies fundamental biological processes, applies them to solve real world problems, and can serve as a faculty mentor for our PhD program in Applied Biology. The ideal candidate should establish a vigorous externally funded research program, show great potential for excellence in teaching, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Research should focus on the molecular aspects of cell biology. The candidate's research should complement and leverage existing departmental and campus strengths that include expertise in immunology, genomics, bioinformatics, biomechanics, evolution, ecology, and developmental biology. Allied departments at UMass Lowell also have strengths in nanomedicine, biomaterials, public health, robotics, tissue engineering, machine learning, and advanced imaging technologies. Teaching responsibilities include the development of undergraduate courses, in addition to upper-level and graduate courses.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a research university that has advanced in national rankings, and it offers competitive salary and benefits package. The Department of Biological Sciences is one of the largest academic units on campus with diverse research interests and an exemplary record of extramural funding. The department offers a B.S. in Biology with concentrations in General Biology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Ecology, Evolutionary & Organismal Biology (EEOB), a M.S. in Biological Science, a Ph.D. in Applied Biology and participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology.

The University has strong ties to the community of Lowell, a mid-sized city with a diverse population that 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. Lowell is located 25 miles northwest of Boston and within one hour of mountains and beaches. Our university was recently recognized as a Minority Serving Institution for its support of Asian American and Pacific Islander students, and it has also been awarded recognition for its support of first-generation college students.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX, H/V, ADA employer with a commitment to faculty diversity. Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Earned doctorate and postdoctoral experience (required at the time of application)
  • Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse student and faculty groups
  • Demonstrated teaching and mentoring 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

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Please include the following required documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of research interests
  • A teaching statement/philosophy
  • Diversity statement including experience with and commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.
  • Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. Applicants will be notified if recommendation letters are needed. 


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.

Please read this "EEO is the Law" poster (pdf), which provides an overview of many relevant equal opportunity laws.