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Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry (multiple positions)

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Chemistry
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position: 

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for two tenure-track (or tenured faculty in exceptional cases) positions in analytical chemistry.

Successful candidates will be expected to: i) develop an independent, vigorous, externally supported research program (in Analytical Chemistry with expertise in chemical/biological sensors, separation science, spectroscopy, metabolomics, or imaging, etc.) that aims to solve real problems in diagnostics, medicine, industry, food science, environmental science, or other areas, ii) demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, iii) engage in service to the university and community.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a leading, public, research university in the greater Boston area and has a national reputation in science, engineering and technology for solving real world problems. The Department of Chemistry offers an ACS-approved B.S. in Chemistry and has very active M.S. and Ph.D. programs, with approximately 150 undergraduate majors and 65 graduate students. Appointees will be provided a competitive start-up package, have access to high-end research equipment and have the opportunity to collaborate with numerous research-active colleagues from various science and engineering departments (Biology, Physics, Chemical Engineering, etc.) and research centers (e.g., Nanofabrication Center, Fabric Center, UMass Med-UMass Lowell NeuroNexus Imaging Center, etc).

Minimum Qualifications (Required):  

  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field is required

Additional Considerations:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with an established track record of external research funding

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Postdoctoral training or equivalent experience in a relevant field is preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Review of completed applications will begin October 1st 2018 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  The expected start date of the appointment is September 2019. 

Please include a detailed CV, cover letter, research statement (include description of research plans/interest), and teaching statement/philosophy (include statement of teaching experience & 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.


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