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Research Manager - Boston, MA UMass Amherst
Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) Research Managers work with the unit Director and Senior Research Managers to conceive of and create new projects and develop project scopes, budgets, and project work plans. Research Managers are responsible for the day-to-day management of assigned projects, including conceptualizing and developing sound research plans and timelines, implementing plans within stated timelines, conducting appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative analyses of data, implementing quality control processes, and synthesizing data to surface findings, and developing high quality project deliverables with clearly stated conclusions and recommendations. Research Managers are expected to possess a solid foundation in research methods, strong verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills, and the ability to independently manage projects or components of complex projects. Research Managers must be comfortable with mixed-methods research approaches, including both qualitative and quantitative research designs. Depending on the size and scope of projects, Research Managers, may be responsible for supervising and mentoring staff on their project team, and are expected to foster a collaborative team approach to project implementation. Although not solely responsible for developing new business, Research Managers are expected to identify funding opportunities and participate in development activities. EPPR Research Managers work extensively with a wide range of Federal, State, and Local data providers, including the U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as private data providers to extensively analyze social, economic, and demographic conditions.
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.
Departmental Assistant - Football Equipment Assistant (Post Graduate Internship) UMass Amherst
Assist the Director of Football Team Services with equipment needs of the University of Massachusetts Football team.
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.
Computer Repair Technician/Technical Assistant II UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst IT is searching for a highly skilled and motivated Computer Repair Technician to join our team. The ideal candidate for this position must have a strong understanding of enterprise class desktop operating systems, routinely think outside the box to solve problems quickly and understand what impeccable customer service is all about. The technician will also be responsible for repairing computers and performing technical and system diagnostics as required along with adhering to, and implementing the UMass Amherst IT Data security requirements to keep the campus data secure.
Biophysical Characterization Core Facility Operations Manager UMass Amherst
The Biophysical Characterization Core Manager coordinates day to day operations of the Biophysical Characterization (BC) Core, part of the institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). The BC Core provides essential resources for growing and purifying proteins and analysis of structural and molecular interactions for researchers at UMass as well as outside users. The Core Manager will ensure daily operation, maintenance, and calibration of equipment in the BC Core and assist faculty, students and external users with training and daily operation.
Post Doctoral Research Associate - DiRenzo Lab UMass Amherst
The postdoctoral researcher will explore optimal sampling designs for determining pathogen absence or eradication and will use simulations to explore the model’s accuracy, precision, bias, and coverage.
Sociology - Department Personnel Coordinator - Clerk IV UMass Amherst
The Department Personnel Coordinator ensures smooth and efficient personnel administration, and assists with event coordination for the Department of Sociology.
Technical Assistant II U of M UMass Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst is hiring for a Technical Assistant II in the Chemical Inventory Management program.
Clerk III - Academic Administration UMass Amherst
This position performs a wide variety of general administrative and clerical tasks in support of the academic administration functions in Commonwealth Honors College (CHC). The Academic Administration Clerk will assist the Dean, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Academic Oversight, and Senior Assistant Dean with research and analysis of curricular needs; Organize and maintain documents, data and supporting materials that support the honors curricular and co-curricular programmatic needs and funding plans, including those specific to other colleges, departments and faculty; Coordinate schedules, meetings and collaborative programs and events; Assist with support of the CHC instructional staff and faculty including maintenance of confidential records to include Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) union correspondence, course load, promotions, etc., and Assist with the coordination of Honors Program Directors, additionally provides logistical support for a wide range of CHC activities and events, as well as daily office operations support for faculty and staff.
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.
Graduate Program Manager UMass Amherst
The Graduate Program Manager, working with the Graduate Program Director (GPD), provides leadership and direction for the Chemistry Graduate Program by supporting administration, student progress and excellence. The duties involve problem solving and leadership in the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the Chemistry Graduate Program, which currently has over 125 PhD candidates enrolled. Serve as liaison with the Graduate School, University offices, the College of Natural Sciences, and staff for admissions, advising, student doctoral committee memberships, dissertation defenses and other activities related to graduate student progress.
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Quantum UMass Amherst
This Postdoctoral Research Associate position is associated with the National Science Foundation funded Engineering Research Center on Quantum Networks. The focus of the center is very broad and includes research on quantum networks, quantum communications, quantum information theory as it applies to networks, distributed quantum computing, and distributed quantum sensing. The focus of the postdoc position is to perform research on one or more of the following topics: modeling & analysis, design, and optimization & of distributed quantum systems.
Residence Director UMass Amherst
Residential Life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst educates and serves approximately 13,500 diverse domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students in residence hall and apartment communities.  We utilize a defined set of learning goals and outcomes as outlined by the UMass Amherst Residential Curriculum.  The Residence Director has overall responsibility for leading the development of safe, inclusive, and learner-centered residential communities of approximately 350 to 600 undergraduate students.  This position requires frequent and meaningful interaction with residential students.  This position has responsibility for community development, student learning, staff supervision, student conduct and incident response, administrative and project management tasks, and other general responsibilities both for the students within assigned communities and in greater service to Residential Life and Student Affairs and Campus Life and their shared commitment to student success.   The Residence Director is a live-in position and reports directly to an Assistant Director of Residence Education.
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.
Information Technology Lead (HFA) UMass Amherst
The Information Technology Lead recommends, coordinates and supports technology needs for IT project implementations and high-level enterprise desktop technology as directed by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) leadership. IT Lead collaborates with HFA Dean’s Office and departments to provide guidance with regard to infrastructure, research support, security and equipment. Collaborate and coordinate with the HFA leadership and Central IT staff on strategic partnerships and projects that support the college’s mission.
Associate Director for Rape Crisis & Counseling Services UMass Amherst
Under the general supervision of the CWC Director, the Associate Director for Rape Crisis and Counseling Services is responsible for the development, administration, evaluation and continuous quality improvement of trauma informed comprehensive general counseling and rape crisis services for the University and Hampshire County area. Primary services include: 24-hour rape crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, counseling, and support groups for victims/survivors of rape battering and sexual assault and general counseling.  The Associate Director participates on the management team providing leadership for the daily operations of and long-term success of the Center for Women & Community and has primary responsibility for grant development and fiscal accountability.
Departmental Assistant- Bakery Assistant UMass Amherst
Prepare baked goods such as bread, rolls and pastries; decorate cakes and other baked goods; operates equipment such as bread slicers, mixers and ovens; inspect baking ingredients for spoilage.
Departmental Assistant- Custodial Assistant UMass Amherst
Performs general custodial duties in connection with the cleaning and maintenance of buildings in the Auxiliary Enterprises Division.  Works as a member of a team cleaning custodial program CCAP – (Cleaning Cost Analysis Program), which includes housekeeping, cleaning, moving furniture and trash removal.

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