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Open Rank in MFA, Native American and Indigenous Poetry UMass Amherst
The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track professor in its MFA program to begin September 1, 2022.
Economics Department - Assistant Professor - Economics of Race and Ethnicity, Stratification Economics UMass Amherst
The Economics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in Economics of Race and Ethnicity or Stratification Economics, expected to start on September 1st, 2022. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. The primary research area would focus on racial inequalities and/or social hierarchies based on group identity. Complementary fields are open and could include labor, education, health, gender, political economy, macroeconomics, environment/energy/climate, or other relevant fields.
School of Public Policy - 2 Assistant Professors/Public Policy - Open Discipline UMass Amherst
The UMass Amherst School of Public Policy invites applications for two tenure system faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor expected to start on September 1, 2022. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. SPP faculty research and teaching interests include international/comparative, federal, state, and local levels. Areas of interest for the search include public or nonprofit management; social policy; technology and governance; and sustainability, environmental and climate policy. We encourage in particular applications from candidates whose work foregrounds concerns around racial justice and equity (including from intersectional perspectives) within the above areas of interest. Competitive candidates should be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and master’s levels in policy analysis, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, nonprofit management, or public administration and management. These two position openings build on existing faculty strength and are the second phase of the School of Public Policy’s multi-year hiring plan.
Communication - Assistant Professor – Critical Media Production/Film Studies UMass Amherst
The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Film Studies and Media Production. We seek a colleague who is a film studies maker-scholar, whose work falls into the area of critical media practice, exploring the intersections between film/media theory, history, and production practice, and whose research includes a commitment to critical paradigms expressed and embodied both in scholarly publication as well as through moving image production.
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies/Political Science UMass Amherst
The interdisciplinary Legal Studies Program in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure track faculty position expected to start on September 1, 2022. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. We welcome applications from scholars studying law and inequality. Substantive areas could include access to justice; bias in the administration of justice; human and civil rights; social inequality and discrimination; crime and criminal justice; gender, race, and the law; the impact of terrorism; environmental and technological injustices; law and social movements; disparities in the labor force; and other interdisciplinary areas of study. We encourage applications from scholars studying American, comparative, and/or international law and inequality topics.
EPRA/College of Education/Higher Education Lecturer UMass Amherst
The Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a position in Higher Education at the rank of Lecturer of Education. This is a half-time position with a preferred start date of September 1, 2021.
Lecturer A - Director of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Success and Diversity UMass Amherst
The CNS Director of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Success and Diversity, a non-tenure-track faculty position (100% FTE) 12-month appointment, reports directly to the Associate Dean for Graduate, Postdoc and Faculty Development and will provide leadership and supporting activities to advance the recruitment and retention of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), with a special focus on racial, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic groups underrepresented in STEM. The Director will be responsible for designing and implementing graduate student and postdoctoral fellow programming and assessing its effectiveness.  The Director will work with college leadership on issues related to recruitment and retention and grant writing and partner with other campus entities to establish metrics and assessments that inform CNS's graduate student and postdoctoral diversity initiatives.
Lecturer - Food Sciences/CNS UMass Amherst
The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.foodsci.umass.edu/) seeks a full-time (9-month academic year), non-tenure track lecturer beginning in Fall of 2021. We would like to fill this lecturer position to teach Food Science courses including (but not limited to): Food Processing, Food Chemistry and Analysis laboratories as well as a large lecture course.  In addition, this position would work with faculty on graduate program, including student recruitment, internships and professional development.
Management Lecturer Pool Search UMass Amherst
The Department of Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst is establishing a pool of non-tenure track part-time faculty to teach a variety of courses in the areas of organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic management, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and/or international management. Openings may be available to teach on-campus courses to bachelors or masters students through all Isenberg School of Management degree programs and certificates. There may also be openings to teach courses in our online and part-time bachelors and master’s degree programs, minors, certificates and other academic offerings on campus and online in Isenberg or in business centric courses offered through the University without Walls (UWW). Some courses are delivered fully online allowing faculty to teach from anywhere with a dependable Internet connection. Others employ a hybrid model (online and face-to-face). For hybrid model courses, the face-to-face class sessions meet in various locations in Massachusetts including Springfield, Shrewsbury, and the greater metropolitan Boston area. Successful candidates will have expertise or evident potential in providing quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. A demonstrated ability to teach in both face-to-face and distance education formats is highly desirable.
Clinical Instructor or Clinical Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Nursing – 9-months Multiple Positions UMass Amherst
UMass College of Nursing seeks candidates for full-time, 9-month, Clinical Instructor or Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with a graduate degree to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Our most significant areas of focus for this position are those with specialty preparation/experience in Pediatric, Med-Surg, or Psych-Mental Health nursing.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Nursing UMass Amherst
Candidates for full-time, 9-month, tenure-track positions, with rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors are sought. Successful candidates will have a program of research focused in one of three broad areas: innovation and technology for health, including nursing education; psychosocial consequences of health and wellness; or self-management of chronic conditions.
Assistant Professor in Finance UMass Amherst
The Department of Finance in the Isenberg School of Management is seeking a tenure-track faculty member with expertise in any area of finance, and a strong commitment to research, teaching, and community.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor -College of Nursing/IALS UMass Amherst
The College of Nursing and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences seek to appoint an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to a diverse and growing team of innovators and inventors, clinical researchers, engineers, and basic scientists working together within a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research institute. Applicants must demonstrate working knowledge of team science, nursing ethics, nursing theory, and the state of the discipline. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the creation of a university culture that promotes and values diversity and a spirit of inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates who have a track record of involvement in nurse-led innovation, and who can articulate plans for an externally-fundable program of research compatible with the unique intellectual and physical resources of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, such as the use of core facilities and collaboratory spaces. Reporting jointly to the Dean of the College of Nursing and the Director of the Institute, the faculty member will engage in the scholarship of discovery, have the opportunity to teach nurses of the future and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming in the College of Nursing. They will work with the College of Nursing faculty and other departments or centers on campus to promote opportunities for inter-professional research and education. The successful candidate may be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, contribute significantly to the advancement of nursing discovery, establish a vibrant, independent research program, and play an active role in community and academic service activities in the College of Nursing as well as in the wider University.
Lecturer A- Director of Student Success & Student Diversity UMass Amherst
The CNS Director of Student Success and Diversity, a non-tenure-track faculty position (100% FTE) 12-month appointment, will provide leadership and supporting activities to advance the recruitment, retention and successful degree completion of all students in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), with a special focus on underserved students. The Director will implement and use data from multiple sources to ensure high levels of student success. The Director will be responsible for designing and implementing student success programming and assessing their effectiveness; grant writing; teaching; student advising; effectively partnering with other campus units relative to assessment, diversity and student success; and preparing and reporting findings that inform CNS's student success and diversity initiatives.
Associate Professor in Social Psychology UMass Amherst
The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu/pbs/) is inviting applications for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level in its Social Psychology program, starting in Fall 2021.
Robert K. Barrett Chair in Polymer Science and Engineering Endowed Professorship UMass Amherst
The Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst invites applications for the Robert K. Barrett Chair in Polymer Science and Engineering Endowed Professorship starting in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will be appointed at the full professor level, with expertise in any area of polymer science and engineering, including polymer synthesis, polymer physics, polymer materials, and polymer engineering at the international level of excellence.
Non Tenure Track - Lecturer Pool UMass Amherst
Temporary Part-Time Lecturer Pool for our on-campus undergraduate programs in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences.

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