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Tenure Track: Biomaterials for Devices, Regenerative Medicine, Biosensors and/or Bioinstrumentation

Apply now Job no: 495205
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for multiple tenure/tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant and associate professor ranks in the areas of biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, and biomechanics.


The candidates are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses; supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; contribute significantly to the advancement of basic science and engineering, as evidenced by scholarly publications; develop a nationally recognized program of sponsored research; and have an understanding of diversity issues and their educational importance.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Biomedical Engineering or related field.  Post-doctoral research experience is desired for the rank of assistant professor. For associate professors, the successful candidate will possess academic credentials of the highest quality and have a strong record of teaching, research, and extramural funding.   Applicants with research and teaching expertise in areas of biomaterials for devices and regenerative medicine or biosensors and bioinstrumentation are especially encouraged.  Anticipated starting date of September 1, 2019.

Additional Information:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering was established in 2017. Thus, successful candidates will have the opportunity to help shape the growth of the new Department of Biomedical Engineering. The department will represent the core of biomedical engineering research and teaching at UMass, Amherst and will leverage synergies with other departments in the College as well as with the new Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS:, which was established in 2014 with an investment of more than $150 million from the Massachusetts Life Science Center and the University. IALS manages more than 20 core equipment facilities to enable its translational mission ( There are also avenues for collaboration with the UMass Medical School located in Worcester. The University of Massachusetts, Amherst (, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass, Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford, and New York City. Amherst is nestled between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills providing many recreational opportunities. 

Application Instructions:

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled; however, applications should be received by October 31, 2018 to ensure full consideration.  Applicants should submit, in PDF format, a cover letter clearly indicating their area of expertise (biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, or biomechanics) and how their research and teaching interests will help shape the department, as well as a four-page curriculum vitae, two-page statement of research interests (including plans for securing extramural funding), one-page statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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