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.
Established in 2015, the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) is home to a U.S. News & World Report top twenty-five ranked computer science graduate program and a top-thirty ranked undergraduate program. Today, CICS has 74 faculty, including 40 faculty hired in the past five years. Research funding from industry and government exceeded $21 million in the past year. The college maintains significant research collaborations with more than 50 industry-leading technology companies. Its affiliated research centers include the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, the Center for Data Science, the Center for Smart and Connected Society, the Center for Knowledge Communication, the Computational Social Science Institute, and the Cybersecurity Institute. The college offers a world-class education, with 281 PhD students, 396 MS students, and 1732 undergraduate computer science and informatics majors. United by a revolutionary vision for computing research, education, and outreach—Computing for the Common Good—the CICS community is committed to inspiring and educating students from all backgrounds and experiences, and conducting research that improves the lives of the people of the Commonwealth and the world.
About IALS & CPHM
Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) was established in 2014, based on a total investment of more than $150 million from the Massachusetts Life Science Center (MLSC) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The vision for IALS is to translate fundamental research into innovative product candidates, technologies, and services that deliver benefits to human health and well-being. IALS has more than 30 Core Facilities – that facilitate a wide range of projects, from device prototyping, precision manufacturing and roll-to-roll fabrication, to human motion and gait studies, calorimetry, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, as well as, EEG and sleep studies. These facilities are equally accessible to faculty members across the UMass Amherst campus.
One of the three core centers of the IALS is the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM), which focuses on accelerating the development and commercialization of low-cost, multi-function, wearable, wireless sensor systems for personalized health care and biometric monitoring. Through collaboration, the CPHM aims to establish a robust, vertically integrated ecosystem enabling rapid design, prototyping, and human interface testing under real-world conditions. The center iterates sensor development from concept through validation, to advanced manufacturing of flexible sensor platforms. In addition, the CPHM provides an industry collaborative facility wherein industry can work directly with CPHM staff and researchers to develop and validate next generation health monitoring technologies and products.
The Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for tenure-track faculty in the broad area of mobile health at the Assistant and Associate Professor level. We welcome applications in wireless, mobile, ubiquitous, or human-centered computing to solve pressing world challenges in medicine and global health. Exceptional candidates at other ranks (i.e., full Professor) may be considered.
The successful candidate will be invited to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with the affiliated researchers at the IALS and CPHM, and also utilize its extensive facilities and equipment available.
As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring individuals from historically marginalized groups in computer science.
Before starting in this position, applicants must hold a PhD in Computer Science, Information Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field and should show evidence of exceptional research promise. The successful candidate is expected to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers in the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (particularly the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring) at UMass Amherst, and develop novel, practical solutions for health monitoring.
Starting Date: September 1, 2023. Other start dates (e.g., Spring 2024 or Fall 2024) may be considered.
UMass Amherst and CICS are very supportive of dual-career families. We have a Partner Employment Program and will work with candidates to find opportunities for partners within CICS, across the University, and in the nearby community. Although UMass does not guarantee job placement, efforts are made to help secure a position for spouses or partners. For more information on our Partner Employment Program or other faculty benefits, please see https://www.umass.edu/prospective-faculty/work/balance.
Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries and requests for more information can be sent to: email@example.com.
All applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests, Diversity Statement (see below) and contact information for three (3) professional references. Please include a statement in your cover letter that explains what it is about UMass Amherst and CICS specifically that makes you interested in this faculty position.
The Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.
We will begin interviewing in January 2023. To ensure consideration for a Winter/Spring interview, we encourage you to apply no later than December 1, 2022.
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 career and degree.