SPHHS Faculty and Staff Openings

Please view the posts below for open positions within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

Faculty Openings

Assistant/Associate Professor in Kinesiology (Movement Neuroscience) (posted 8/20/2019)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking talented applicants qualified for two tenure track faculty positions in the Kinesiology Department in the area of Movement Neuroscience, one at the level of Assistant Professor and one at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The Department of Kinesiology has a long history of supporting outstanding movement science research and graduate training. These positions are two of three new faculty searches in the areas of Movement Neuroscience and Biomechanics in the Department this year, demonstrating the university’s commitment to excellence in this field.  Example areas of interest for scientific inquiry for these two positions include the relation between physical activity or exercise and brain cognitive function, neuromuscular control of posture and locomotion, and sensorimotor integration. This is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment with a competitive start-up package and salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establish and develop an active research program with an independent base of support using funds that may originate from diverse sources such as federal and state funding agencies, foundations, and industry collaborators.
  • Teach relevant undergraduate and graduate level courses in kinesiology (examples: undergraduate and graduate Motor Control, Movement Neuroscience, Biophysical Signal Measurement and Analysis, Brain Function and Physical Activity).
  • Oversee graduate theses and dissertations, undergraduate independent studies and honors projects.
  • Serve on departmental, school and university committees, panels or boards, as assigned or based on interests.

View the full description and requirements on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Assistant Professor in Kinesiology (Biomechanics) (posted 8/20/2019)

The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst is seeking applicants qualified for a Tenure Track Faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Biomechanics. The Department of Kinesiology has a long history of supporting outstanding biomechanics research and graduate training. This is one of three new faculty positions in the areas of biomechanics and Movement Neuroscience in Kinesiology this year, demonstrating the university’s commitment to excellence in this field. Example areas of interest for scientific inquiry in biomechanics include but are not limited to: musculoskeletal modeling, musculotendon dynamics and advanced imaging of tissue mechanics. This is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment with a competitive start-up package and salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establish and develop an active research program at UMass Amherst with an independent base of support using funds that may originate from diverse sources such as federal and state funding agencies, foundations, and industry collaborators.
  • Teach relevant undergraduate and graduate level courses in Kinesiology (examples: Undergraduate & Graduate Biomechanics, Biophysical Signal Measurement and Analysis, Computer Simulation of Human Movement).
  • Oversee graduate theses and dissertations, and undergraduate independent studies and honors projects.
  • Serve on departmental, school and university committees, panels or boards, as assigned or based on interests.

View the full description and requirements on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences (posted 8/12/2019)

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences (SPHHS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, academic-year (nine-month), tenure-line position as Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences. UMass Amherst is a doctoral-granting university with highest research activity (R1) and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts.

This is a fully state-funded (nine-month) tenure-line position. Responsibilities include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of extramurally funded program research, commensurate with experience, in Environmental Health Sciences. Candidates will be expected to establish an outstanding independent research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate education and advising. Applicants with research interests in any area of environmental health will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in risk assessment, exposure science, environmental epidemiology, bioinformatics/computational biology, mechanistic toxicology, or global environmental health to complement existing expertise within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

The successful applicant will join a rapidly growing graduate program and faculty in Environmental Health Sciences. Current areas of faculty research in the Environmental Health Sciences program in the Department of Public Health include environmental exposure assessment, dose-response modeling, developmental toxicology, environmental epigenetics, and endocrine disruptors. In addition to national and international collaborations, public health faculty members collaborate extensively with faculty from the School's Departments of Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders, other departments on campus, the University's Medical School in Worcester, MA, and Baystate Health in Springfield, MA.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Staff Openings

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