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Molecular and Biomolecular Materials
Assistant Professor
Polymer Science & Engineering Department
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Polymer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor-level, tenure-track position in the broad field of molecular and biomolecular materials to start September 1, 2024, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The successful candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the Department’s collaborative research, teaching, and service, where excellence is sought in all respects. We seek candidates who have skills and creative ideas in any current or future area of polymer science and engineering. We welcome candidates from all areas of expertise including experiment, computation and theory. Formal training in polymer science is not a prerequisite.
Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree in science, engineering, or a related discipline. The department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups in higher education. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions:
• Cover letter
• CV (including research accomplishments, teaching experience, and publications)
• Research plan
• Teaching plan
• Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, identifying past experiences and future goals (these may result from personal experiences, scholarship and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities)
• Names of at least three individuals who would be willing to write a letter of recommendation
Review of applications will begin January 11, 2024, and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been established. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the College of Natural Sciences seeks an individual who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations.
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.