University of Massachusetts Amherst Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Chemical Immunology in Amherst, Massachusetts
Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Chemical Immunology
Job no: 496059
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
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.
The Department of Chemistry and the Department of Veterinary and Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts (http://www.chem.umass.edu) along with the Center for Bioactive Delivery within the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS, https://www.umass.edu/cbd/) are embarking on a strategic hiring program enabled by the creation of this Institute. Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the area of translational chemical immunology in the Department of Chemistry or in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Science at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 2019 or thereafter. We seek applicants with experience in chemistry-driven immune intervention who will develop or continue a vigorous research program focused at the intersection of immunology/immunotherapy and chemistry. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, identification of new immune modulators or immune system components, development of materials for controlling or exploiting immunological factors and responses, novel vaccine strategies, immunotherapeutics, protein engineering with specific interests towards designing and synthesizing antibody-like biologics and chemically-relatable proteins, and novel biological and chemical strategies to manipulate the immune system for therapeutic purposes, particularly in a time or stimuli responsive manner. The use of relevant animal models is especially sought. We envision the candidate hired for this position may interact closely with the hire identified in the ongoing search in Veterinary and Animal Science for an immunologist in the area of "Engineering Immune Responses."
A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Immunology, Chemistry or a related field with relevant post-doctoral experience is required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (identifying past experiences and future goals), and arrange for three letters of reference.
Questions pertaining to this position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Evaluation of applicants will begin on December 15, 2018 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. To view the College of Natural Sciences statement on diversity, equity and inclusion, visit https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Nov 9 2018 Eastern Standard Time