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

Lecturer of Biostatistics & Epidemiology (posted 11/1/2019)

The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to work with a dynamic and engaged faculty. Successful applicants will be master’s level biostatisticians or epidemiologists, or equivalent, with demonstrated expertise in teaching introductory public health, biostatistics, or epidemiology.  Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses which may include an undergraduate-level capstone course, introduction to epidemiology and selected electives, the latter determined in consultation with our Curriculum Committee.  Additional position responsibilities will include student advising, university service, and professional development.

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

Assistant Professor of Nutrition (posted 10/18/2019)

The Department of Nutrition seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, starting in August/September 2020. The successful candidate will develop a program of research focusing on healthy aging, nutrition across the life course, or nutrition in chronic diseases, with specialty areas including but not limited to precision nutrition, health equity, behavioral health, and minority health; biochemical and molecular nutrition, functional genomics including the microbiome; dietary pattern analysis, nutrition and food policy, and community-engaged research. Transnational research, clinical research, and research addressing population health and the needs of vulnerable communities is highly desirable. This appointment provides an outstanding opportunity for research and teaching collaboration across a broad range of disciplines.

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

Clinical Faculty Lecturer in Communication Disorders (posted 9/25/2019)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), Department of Communication Disorders invites applications for a full-time 9-month faculty position at the rank of Clinical Lecturer. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Communication Disorders Department in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

Primary responsibilities for this full-time position include clinical instruction and supervision of graduate students in our on-campus clinic, co-teaching clinical seminars, participation in inter professional education events, occasional direct service provision, and additional administrative duties as determined by the Clinic Director or Department Chair. Responsibilities also may include departmental, university, professional and/or community service. 

The appointment period is 9 months per year.

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

Associate/Full Professor of Community Health Education (posted 9/20/2019)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), Department of Health Promotion and Policy invites applications for a full-time 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Full or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Community Health Education program within the department.

We are seeking candidates with interest and experience in research defined broadly within the field of Community Health Education. Duties of the position include an active program of research, teaching, professional and community service and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a demonstrated track record of receiving research funding, preferably from federal funding agencies. Preference will be given to candidates whose research/teaching interests focus on any or all of the following: 1) substance abuse/addiction, 2) mental health, 3) global health, 4) health services research, and/or 5) uses a mixed methods approach.

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

Assistant/Associate Professor of 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 of 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 of 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.

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