University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Cluster Hire Program

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Position ID:UMASSMED-Cluster Hire Program-RAP [#23274]
Position Title: Tenure-track Faculty Position
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Other / Health Equity, Innate Immunity, Microbiome
Appl Deadline:2023/04/19 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2022/10/13, finished 2023/10/21, listed until 2023/05/31)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School


The University of Massachusetts Chan School of Medicine (UMass Chan) is seeking applicants for a faculty cluster hire comprised of 3 tenure track positions at the assistant, early associate, or full professor level.

This faculty cluster will support our institutional mission to advance the health and wellness of our diverse communities throughout Massachusetts and across the world by leading and innovating in education, research, health care delivery and public service, in accordance with our strategic plan (IMPACT 2025). We are especially eager to consider applicants who will support and elevate the UMass Chan commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and foster an environment of inclusive collaborative excellence where all faculty can thrive.

We will consider candidates in basic, clinical, translational, implementation and community research. Areas of particular (but not exclusive) interest include:

Cohort recruits will have academic appointments in one or more departments

Successful applicants will be brought on as a part of an interdisciplinary life sciences, bench to community, faculty cohort.  Junior scientists will be offered structured mentorship and sponsorship through an Investigator Career Advancement Program (iCAP), that will empower their scientific and professional development as well as facilitate their social and cultural integration into our larger UMass Chan scientific community. Senior scientists are encouraged to participate in mentorship programs. 

With a strong culture of collegiality that crosses departmental and disciplinary boundaries, UMass Chan is an engaging community that embraces the exponential power of team science, transdisciplinary research, interaction and collaboration, and innovation.

UMass Chan has outstanding core facilities and resources, including: 

UMass Chan is a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. In 2022, UMass Chan ranked 37th in the National Institutes of Health Blue Ridge rankings among 143 United States medical schools. These rankings place our school 2nd in New England and 18th among all public medical schools in the U.S.  UMass Chan also is routinely ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of the nation’s medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine, for its excellence in primary care education.

UMass Chan is located in the heart of New England, in Worcester, MA. The second largest city in New England, Worcester is rich in history and cultural diversity and provides a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational amenities. Our region offers a broad range of excellent primary and secondary schools, as well as several highly regarded colleges including Clark University, The College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The area boasts numerous restaurants, theater groups and concert venues, and a variety of affordable housing options from newly renovated condominiums to gracious Victorian homes. Worcester’s central location provides easy access to the major travel hubs of Boston and Providence, as well as a large variety of opportunities for outdoor activities including beaches, lakes, farms, and mountains. The newly constructed Polar Park is home to the Woo Sox, the minor league AAA partner to the Red Sox in Boston, supporting a revitalization of the city that has resulted in new jobs, breweries, restaurants, and rapid growth in real estate.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Applications should be submitted through

Inquiries, but not application materials, may be directed to Natasja Hirabayashi at

Required application materials include:

1.   The applicant’s CV.

2.   An anonymized research plan (max 3 pages) that emphasizes the applicant’s vision and plan for their independent research as well as the applicant’s most significant accomplishments. *

3.   A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement that describes the applicant’s understanding of diversity, as well as past experiences and future plans to advance DEI. *

4.   A one-page cover letter with a description of the applicant’s research areas and how their planned research program fits within this Initiative’s areas of interest. Please also indicate potential department(s) of interest.

5.   At least 3 professional references who are familiar with the applicants work and potential for success.

*The following link provides instructions for preparing your Anonymized Research Plan and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement [link].

Applications will be reviewed in two stages. The first stage will consist of a review of the anonymized research plan and the DEI statement. The second stage will be a full review of all materials submitted. Please submit all requested documents together; the non-anonymous materials will be separated before any documents are seen by the review committee.  

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the added value of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
UMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Ave
Office #S2-106
Worcester, MA 01605