The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ( ECE ) and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences ( IALS ) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) invite applications for one or two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant level in the area of bioelectronics (devices, circuits or systems). The research will help advance the mission of the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM) in developing new health sensing systems. A number of regional facilities provide outstanding opportunities for collaboration including the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Baystate Medical Center. A Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) grant of $95M to UMass Amherst is being used to equip its new Bioelectronics SLife Sciences Laboratories in preparation for the added growth in faculty. Information about the ECE Department can be found at http://ece.umass.edu .
The successful hire would work at boundaries between ECE and the life or computational sciences and have expertise in areas including but not limited to novel nano electronic devices for bioelectrical interfaces, flexible/stretchable/printable electronics, ultralow power circuits and sensors, and RF/THz/photonic integrated circuits and systems.
The candidates will be expected to develop a strong externally-funded research program, must be committed to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical and computer engineering, and should have an understanding of diversity issues and their educational importance. Interest in contributing to multidisciplinary education and research programs will be favorably viewed. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field at the time of appointment. The new hire will collaborate with IALS faculty to translate research results into therapeutic goals, interact with industry scientists, and provide essential training for the next generation of biomedical scientists. The UMass Amherst campus is committed to the development of translational and basic research programs while fostering interactions with industry. The new hire will also be able to take full advantage of the new IALS investments in enhanced campus infrastructure and core facilities (see http://www.umass.edu/ials/core-facilities for more details).
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 19, 2016. The search will continue until the position is filled (contingent upon funding). Application materials must be submitted online. The application should include a cover letter, CV with a list of publications, a research statement, a teaching statement, and a list of at least four references with complete contact information.
These materials should be submitted to:
For questions about the position, contact Mary McCulloch, [email protected]
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.
We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.