Assistant Teaching Professor - Plastics Engineering University of Massachusetts Lowell
The Department of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time position as a Teaching Professor. Successful applicants will collaborate with existing faculty members, advise and recruit students, teach classes to support the undergraduate and graduate programs, and develop new courses in the following areas:
Polymer Materials: polymer chemistry and synthesis; material selection; process-structure-property interactions; polymer modifiers, additives, and blends; polymer characterization; and constitutive modeling of polymers.
In addition to teaching high-quality courses, Teaching Professors are also expected to provide service to the university and department. Successful candidates will be expected to begin work in September 2020, and assist in teaching a range of Plastics Engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
About the Department of Plastics Engineering:
Located 25 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, the internationally recognized Department of Plastics Engineering is the largest ABET accredited plastics program in the United States. The department has approximately 200 undergraduate students and nearly 100 graduate students. An optional co-op program is available to undergraduate and graduate students. UMass Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.
About UMass Lowell:
UMass Lowell is a national research university located in an energetic urban center that is considered the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, and is a rich and diverse cultural, arts, and technology hub in the northeast sector of Massachusetts. Our historic downtown, established as the first urban National Historical Park forty years ago, is convenient to Boston and other points of interest in the region. In addition to the Summer Music Series of concerts for adults and kids, the Lowell Folk Festival is an annual celebration of traditional folk music, artisan crafts and ethnic foods, within the heart of Lowell National Historical Park. With one of the largest Cambodian populations in the US, our music program boasts one of the only collegiate traditional Cambodian Music Ensembles in the country, linking our campus and our students to the Greater Lowell community.
Earned doctorate in Plastics Engineering, Polymer Science, Material Science, or a closely related area
Commitment to quality teaching
Strong communications skills
The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
Record of successful teaching experience at the college level
This position is renewable annually, potentially leading to an appointment as Associate Teaching Professor following six consecutive years of outstanding performance evaluations, and subsequent promotion to Full Teaching Professor after additional years of outstanding performance.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching statement/philosophy, list of publications, and scholarly work/publication/patents with your application. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.