About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
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.
Applicants must be either professionally or academically qualified as defined by AACSB criteria. Professional qualification requires a master’s or law degree as well as substantial work experience in one of the areas listed above. Academic qualification requires an earned doctorate in one of those areas (or a closely related field) with an appropriate publication record.
The Department of Management has a thriving undergraduate program and contributes to a highly reputed MBA program at the Isenberg School. The Department also offers two high-quality Ph.D. programs in Organization Studies and Strategic Management. The Management faculty members are committed to conducting research that furthers the state-of-the-art knowledge in their respective areas of expertise. This research has appeared in top-ranked journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies. For more information about the department and faculty research, please visit: http://www.isenberg.umass.edu/management/.
The Isenberg School of Management is AACSB accredited, with nationally recognized undergraduate and MBA programs ranked in the top 50 and top 25 respectively, and a strong research culture with Ph.D. specializations offered in each of our major disciplines. The University of Massachusetts - Amherst is a land-grant university, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and the largest public university in New England. The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in 88 undergraduate and 72 graduate areas of study, through eight schools and colleges. In a 2009 article for MSN.com, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Towns in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America.
To apply, please submit the following materials: (a) letter of interest identifying the areas of interest for which you are applying addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Attorney Jennifer Merton, Associate Chair and Senior Lecturer), (b) curriculum vitae or resume, (c) evidence of teaching excellence, and (d) three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed starting May 17, 2021 and continue until positions are filled.
As a condition of hire, applicants must be willing to complete our online training program. The Isenberg School utilizes Blackboard Learn for its in person, online, and hybrid degree programs. Compensation is competitive and varies across different programs.
Applicants should be aware that a teaching assignment is not guaranteed and that assignments may not be offered in the order in which candidates enter the pool as openings for different classes occur at different times. While our in person, online, and part-time degree programs operate year round, the primary need is during the fall and spring semesters. Successful applicants from this pool will be assigned based on programmatic needs starting in the fall ‘21 term.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.