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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Bioengineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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  • Tenure Track Faculty Position in Bioengineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for one or more tenure track positions in the area of bioengineering as part of a larger college and university wide growth in the life sciences. Individuals will be considered in any area of basic research in mechanical or industrial engineering that has the potential to impact the development of medical devices (e.g., design, dynamics and controls, fluids, health information technology, materials, manufacturing, modeling and simulation, robotics). Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Faculty members are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, contribute significantly to the advance of basic science and engineering as evidenced by scholarly publications, and develop a nationally recognized program of sponsored research.

    The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has 26 full-time faculty members, over 130 graduate students, and over 766 undergraduates. Research expenditures exceeded $4.7M in the last fiscal year. A number of institutes and centers provide outstanding opportunities for faculty interested in bioengineering including the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, the Institute of Cellular Engineering, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Baystate Medical Center. In addition, on June 6th Governor Deval Patrick announced a Massachusetts Life Sciences Center grant of $95M to UMass Amherst which will be used to equip its new $157M Life Sciences Laboratories in preparation for the added growth in faculty.

    The University of Massachusetts is situated 90 miles west of Boston in the vicinity of four liberal arts colleges offering exceptional and diverse cultural and recreational opportunities within one of the most beautiful areas of New England.
    Applicants must have a PhD in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or closely related field (degree by September, 2014). Candidates should provide the following in their application package: 1) Current curriculum vitae; 2) Research plan; 3) Teaching interests; 4) Representative recent original research articles; and 5) Full contact information for at least four references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

    Applications are strongly preferred via Interview Exchange If necessary applications can be mailed to: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Medical Device Search Committee, 160 Governors Dr., Amherst, MA 01003.

    The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department, College, and University have a strong commitment to diversity. Women and Members of Minority Groups are encouraged to Apply.

    The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.