New England Chapter
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University of Massachusetts Lowell: Assistant/Associate Professor – Radiochemistry and Radiological Health Physics

(posted 2020-02-11)

Job number: 504338
Position type: Full-time faculty
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physics and Applied Physics
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: January 17, 2020
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Physics and Applied Physics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin September 2020.

The successful applicant must demonstrate strong potential to supervise student research and to establish and maintain an externally-funded research program in radiochemistry, nuclear forensics, or a closely related field, in support of the department’s Radiological Sciences Program. The new faculty will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including those in the department’s core and specialty areas, based on the candidate’s expertise. They will develop a strong network of collaboration with colleagues at UMass Lowell and with established national and/or international researchers, leading to significant impacts in health physics and related fields.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a sound working knowledge of laboratory and field instrumentation used in measuring ionizing radiation, radioactivity analysis, external and internal radiation dosimetry, radiation shielding, and an active involvement in research. Knowledge of appropriate regulations (e.g., U.S. NRC) and the work of various groups and agencies that have responsibility for setting standards and making recommendations concerning radiation protection (e.g., NCRP and ICRP) is expected. Certification by the American Board of Health Physics is desirable; an uncertified candidate would be expected to pursue certification as he/she became eligible.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts university system and maintains a Radiation Laboratory that includes a 1 MW research reactor, a 5.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator, laboratories for nuclear instrumentation, radiochemistry, dosimetry, and other applications. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help design a new 1,500-ft2 radiochemistry laboratory with multiple fume hoods and vented glove boxes. With a department of 25 tenure-track physics professors, assisted by six lecturers, the University offers a Radiological Health Physics option for a B.S. degree in Physics, an M.S. degree in Radiological Sciences and Protection, a Radiological Sciences option for a Ph.D. degree in Physics, and a Radiological Sciences option for a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

A Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, radiochemistry, nuclear chemistry, radiological sciences, or a closely related field (the Ph.D. degree must be in hand by the time of the appointment).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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Please include a CV, cover letter, teaching statement/philosophy, research statement, and sample of scholarly work/publication with your application. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.

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