General Summary of Position:
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Ecology/Environmental Biology, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, starting September 2019. We seek a colleague who takes a functional and/or comparative approach to study ecological and/or environmental questions.
The area of specialization is open, but we are interested in applicants with expertise in behavioral, evolutionary, functional, molecular, physiological, or population ecology. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, collaborative, externally-funded research program that engages trainees at all levels, and incorporate her/his research into the classroom to fulfill our teaching and student engagement mission. Teaching responsibilities will include an advanced undergraduate course in ecology/environmental biology and a graduate-level course (MS, PhD students) in the candidate’s area of specialization.
The department currently consists of 22 faculty serving a diverse student population of >700 undergraduate and >50 graduate students. Faculty research interests are broad including neuroscience, immunology, cancer biology, developmental biology, cell biology, molecular evolution, invertebrate systematics, functional morphology, structural biology, microbiology, virology, and biology education. The department has a Master’s program, a newly approved Doctoral program in Applied Biology, and also participates in 3 inter-departmental graduate (MS & PhD) programs in Biochemistry, Marine Biology, and Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology. A number of our undergraduate students also conduct research, leading to theses, as required for Honors College degrees, and publications.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is located in the heart of the life sciences supercluster of the Northeast Massachusetts region, which is home to >100 life science companies. Together with the nearby biotechnology and biomedical hub in Boston/Cambridge, the candidate would also leverage the ample opportunities that exist for scientific interaction, exchange, and collaboration on campus, across the UMass system, as well as with local industries.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Earned doctorate and postdoctoral experience (required at the time of application)
- The ability to collaborate effectively with diverse student and faculty groups
- Demonstrated teaching and mentoring abilities 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:
Please include a CV, cover letter, research interest, and teaching philosophy with your application. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission. References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our on-line portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted. *Three letters of reference are required.
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.