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University of Massachusetts Amherst Lecturer A - Materials Science & Engineering in Amherst, Massachusetts

Lecturer A - Materials Science & Engineering

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Work type: Faculty Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Dean - Engineering


Categories: Faculty, College of Engineering

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.

Job Description

The newly-established Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) invites applications for a full time, non-tenure-track lecturer position (12-month appointment) to start June 2023. The successful candidate will teach up to four (4) MSE graduate classes per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and one (1) class in the summer inter-session. The successful candidate is also expected to serve as an advisor and point-of-contact for students in the program about industry internships and/or independent study projects throughout the academic and summer sessions. We seek candidates who are committed to fulfill the College of Engineering mission on diversity and inclusion (see

The essential functions for this position include: teaching graduate courses in MSE, advising non-thesis Masters students and undergraduate students on the accelerated (4+1) non-thesis Masters track, advising MSE students undertaking industry internships and/or independent study projects, developing and teaching non-residential courses such as UMass Flex, engaging with the external advisory board and industry partners, and serving on the MSE admissions committee, as well as on college and/or university committees where appropriate.


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering or a closely related field preferred. Applicants with M.S. degrees in Materials Science & Engineering or a closely related field, possessing significant industry experience (minimum five years) will also be considered.

  • Prior teaching experience in Materials Science & Engineering or a closely related field.

Additional Information

Salary commensurate with experience

Application Instructions

Along with the application, please provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing teaching experience, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Applicants should apply by December 30, 2022 to ensure priority consideration; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Advertised: Nov 18 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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