The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for the position of Chair to lead an established and active Department of Physics and Applied Physics. We seek a visionary chair with a record of academic and research achievement to take the department to a new level, who will supervise and maintain departmental academic activities, while continuing their independent research program in a field that enhances and/or complements our current research strengths. The successful candidate will be a nationally prominent academic leader with an established record of excellence in research, education and mentorship that can promote a culture of innovation, collaboration, respect, and integrity.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a leading public research university in the greater Boston area and has a national reputation in science, engineering, and technology. The Department of Physics and Applied Physics has 28 full-time faculty (22 tenured/tenure-track and 6 teaching faculty) and 3 support staff. The department offers a B.S. in Physics and a new B.S. in Engineering Physics (ca. 100 undergraduates) and a long-standing and very active graduate program, offering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (ca. 75 graduate students). The department has a diverse research portfolio in experiment, computation and theory, and ranks near 50th in the nation in externally funded research expenditures (over $11M/year), led by space, nuclear, quantum, and materials sciences and technologies, among others.
The appointee will be offered a competitive start-up package, with access to high-end research equipment and facilities, and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across disciplines in various science and engineering departments and research centers.
The position is open until filled, with a planned start date of summer 2024.
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