Job no: 494947
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physics and Applied Physics
Salary: Salary commensturate with experience
Applications Open: Aug 16 2018
Applications Close: Open until filled
General Summary of Position:
The successful applicant must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain an externally-funded research program, preferably in radiochemistry and/or nuclear forensics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including department core and specialty areas based on the candidate’s expertise, and demonstrate strong potential to supervise postgraduate students. Successful applicants are expected to develop a strong network of collaborations with colleagues at U Mass Lowell, and established national and/or international researchers, leading to significant impacts in health physics and related fields.
The successful candidate 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.N.R.C. U.S.D.O.E.) and the work of various groups and agencies that have responsibility for setting standards and making recommendations concerning radiation protection (e.g., NCRP, ICRP, IAEA, Homeland Security) 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. With a department of 25 tenure-track physics professors, assisted by six lecturers, the University offers a Health Physics option for a B.S degree in Physics, an M.S. degree in Radiological Sciences and Protection, a Ph.D. degree in Physics, and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- A PhD in Health Physics (must have PhD in hand by the time of appointment)
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 include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter, (3) copies of several recent publications, (4) a statement of research and teaching interests not to exceed three pages. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.