University of Massachusetts Lowell

Assistant/Associate Professor - Infectious Disease Biology

Department of Biological Sciences

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Biological Sciences invites applications to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to start September 2021.

We seek an individual who studies the biology of pathogens, including but not limited to: disease ecology and/or evolution, interactions between microbes and the host immune system, interactions with vectors, the effects of global change and urbanization on disease systems, disease spillover, and pathogen population biology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, and contribute to the department's teaching mission. Teaching responsibilities may include the development of undergraduate courses, in addition to upper-level and graduate courses.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate and postdoctoral experience (required at the time of application).
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse student and faculty groups.
  • Demonstrated teaching and mentoring ability 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:

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close once an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please submit a CV, cover letter, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The referees will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hard-copy letters will not be accepted.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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Last updated: 2021-04-02