Assistant Professor - Nuclear Engineering

Assistant Professor - Nuclear Engineering

University of Massachusetts Lowell



The Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Spring or Fall 2019. The ideal candidate must have the Ph.D. degree in Engineering related to the Nuclear Science and Engineering discipline by the time of the effective date of appointment. The Nuclear Engineering Program is part of the Chemical Engineering Department. The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching programs and enhance the diversity and excellence of the academic community through a combination of research, teaching and service.


Nuclear science and engineering at Lowell has a long history dating back to the 1960's with ABET accredited undergraduate programs in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Health Physics. The nuclear science and engineering assets at UMass Lowell for teaching, training and research include a 1 MWt pool-type research reactor, Van De Graff for 5MV accelerator, several radiation detection laboratories, and high performance computing cluster facilities. In the last six years the nuclear science and engineering programs at UMass Lowell have grown significantly due to increase in student enrollments and to replace faculty retirements. A total of 18 tenured, tenure-track and lecturer faculty serve the nuclear science and engineering programs at UMass Lowell representing a vibrant mix of experience and recent hires. A successful candidate must have a commitment to develop and sustain an externally funded research program with opportunity to collaborate with faculty across disciplines.


The program is looking for a candidate with experience in, but not limited to, nuclear analytical techniques, nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear reactor physics, thermal hydraulics, radio-chemical engineering, nuclear systems instrumentation and controls, and nuclear detection. Research and teaching that would make use of the facilities in the UMass Lowell Radiation Laboratory, especially the 1 MW pool-type research reactor, is highly desirable.


Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • A Ph.D. is required at the time of the effective date of appointment
  • Applicant must have at least one degree (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) in Engineering related to Nuclear Science and Engineering


Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement/philosophy, research statement, sample of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching to:  Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.  Submission of teaching evaluations is optional.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when 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.