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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Kiniesiology UMass Amherst
The Musculoskeletal Orthopedics Biomechanics Lab (MOBL) group at University of Massachusetts Amherst (Prof. Katherine Boyer) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in NIH and Industry funded research examining impacts of age, muscle fatigue and footwear of lower extremity biomechanics.
Research Fellow UMass Amherst
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), the candidate will serve as the Project Manager/Research Associate on an NIH-funded research study of the impact of accountable care organizations on disparities in childhood asthma care and outcomes in Massachusetts. The Project Manager/Research Associate works with the PI to help develop, implement, and evaluate all phases of the process of conducting the research project, including project startup, monitoring and reporting, and closeout. This includes the development and management of protocols, regulatory materials (including IRB), standard operating procedures; the tracking of deliverables, milestones, and timelines; data management; and the planning and reporting of analyses and progress reports. Additional responsibilities will include scheduling and coordinating meetings, conducting interviews with research participants, facilitating focus groups for research purposes, analyzing qualitative data, administering surveys, submitting manuscripts, and other research-related tasks. The candidate will be expected to work with a high level of independence, prioritize all aspects of research activities with minimal supervision, and self-initiate suggestions and approaches to research efforts.
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.
Resource Economics - Tax School Manager - 43 Week - 60% UMass Amherst
Housed in the Department of Resource Economics and reporting to the Department Chair, the Tax School Manager is responsible for the marketing, operational execution, administration and assessment of the state-wide annual conference programs presented by the UMass Tax School for Practitioners.
Lecturer in African or African Diaspora Art UMass Amherst
The Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a lecturer in African or African diaspora art for Spring 2022 semester with the possibility of renewal. The candidate may specialize in any period or region. The full-time teaching load is three courses, plus lectures in department survey course; a part-time appointment is also possible.
Assistant Professor in Community Health Education-Tenure Track UMass Amherst
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst Department of Health Promotion and Policy seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a colleague with a background in community health sciences whose teaching and research interests include social justice, health equity, racial-ethnic health disparities, and adolescent health.
Departmental Assistant - Marketing and Arts Entrepreneurship UMass Amherst
Departmental assistant to perform marketing and arts entrepreneurship work to support the Arts Extension Service programs and outreach.
Controls & Refrigeration System Specialist (Controls Plumber) UMass Amherst
Installs, repairs, alters and maintains fluid transmission systems, sanitary fixtures, heating systems, low and high pressure steam lines, condensate lines, water lines, sprinkler lines, sewer lines; pump maintenance and repair other related work as required, including but not limited to, trade related asbestos abatement, repairs and/or initiates repairs on building systems such as; pneumatic control systems, heating and ventilation (HVAC) systems, cooling towers, pumps and related equipment.  Employing the use and need of specialized testing and monitoring, diagnostic equipment; works synchronously with Control Technicians/trade personnel maintaining the building systems integrity, exercises functional supervision of other employees performing related repair and maintenance activities.  This is a maintenance function, which includes overtime and returning to work between shifts when directed or called.  It is also your responsibility to update the Service Desk with your current phone number.
Assistant Professor- Chemical Engineering UMass Amherst
Assistant Professor - The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The applicant’s research can be in all areas of chemical engineering. We highly encourage applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in Chemical Engineering to apply. The department is committed to maintain an interdisciplinary and collaborative education and research environment. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field, outstanding record of research accomplishments, commitment to excellence in teaching, research and support of diversity and inclusivity in their scholarly activities. Faculty members are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, contribute significantly to the advancement of basic science and engineering as evidenced by scholarly publications, and develop a nationally and internationally recognized program of sponsored research. Preferred starting date is September 1, 2022. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must be submitted online using the link posted at: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp The application must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, research plan, statement of teaching interests, statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, three recent representative research publications, and a minimum of three references. We highly encourage applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in Chemical Engineering to apply. Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2021. The committee will continue to accept applications until a suitable candidate pool is established.
Clerk V / Dean of Students Office Manager UMass Amherst
Implements office procedures and programs that support the provision of essential directions, information, resources, referrals, and university supports for students, families, faculty and staff. Implementation and maintenance of Personnel and Budget procedures for the Dean of Students Office (DOSO) and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS). Serves as a member of the Dean of Students Team including developing, reviewing, and modifying departmental/office goals, policies, and priorities designed to enhance services for students and staff effectiveness. Provides the main administrative assistance to the Dean. Works under the supervision of the Dean of Students.
Coordinator for Student Conduct and Community Standards UMass Amherst
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards, the Coordinator for Student Conduct and Community Standards assists in the coordination and implementation of a learning-focused student conduct process at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Primary responsibilities include reviewing, tracking, and closing residential student conduct cases using administrative management software; adjudicating student conduct cases; supporting the development and implementation of student conduct related trainings and initiatives.
Pre Award Research Administrator-College of Engineering UMass Amherst
The College of Engineering is searching for a Pre Award Research Administrator that will report to the Director of Research Development Services.Performs diversified and complex administrative, financial and pre-award submission for a high volume of complex and competitive grant proposals (including interdisciplinary research proposals, research center proposals and proposals for single or multiple investigators) in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
Dean/College of Education - HR Specialist UMass Amherst
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources (HR) Specialist supports the social justice mission of the College of Education in meeting its operational and strategic objectives related to human resources, with a high degree of judgment, initiative, and leadership. The HR Specialist serves as an advisor and consultant related to human resource management, personnel policies, and procedures.
Assistant Coach - Women's Tennis UMass Amherst
This position specifically supports the Department and University’s mission through recruiting, coaching, mentoring, and overseeing the women’s tennis program.
Assistant Professor in Marketing UMass Amherst
The Department of Marketing in the Isenberg School of Management is seeking a tenure-track faculty member with expertise in any area of marketing, and a strong commitment to research, teaching, and community.
Extension Educator II- ( Multiple positions in Raynham, Boston or Lawrence) UMass Amherst
Plan, conduct and evaluate educational workshops and training sessions with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible youth and adults for SNAP-ED in the Raynham, Boston or Lawrence regions, as detailed in the Annual SNAP-ED Program Plan. Work with the collaborating organizations in the delivery of programs at the assigned program sites.  Assist project leader with project management, including budgeting, as assigned.  Assist with applied scholarly or creative activity, or research as applicable.  Prepare required plans and reports.  Seek continued funding support for the program through collaboration with community organizations.
Post Doctoral Research Associate - Neural Circuit Dynamics Underlying Executive Function UMass Amherst
Perform research as determined mutually by position occupant and professorial supervisor, conducting research related to prefrontal cortex control of action decisions using circuit-level techniques in behaving rats.
4-H Extension Educator III (located in Newton, MA) UMass Amherst
The 4-H Extension Educator III for the northeast region of Massachusetts (Suffolk, Middlesex, and Essex Counties) is based in Newton, MA and will provide programmatic leadership and management for the Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development Programs. This position will develop and implement educational programs and resources for youth ages 5-18 while providing support and oversight for collaborating adult volunteers and partner organizations. This position will supervise training and management systems for volunteers, including those for subsidiary organizations and advisory bodies and recruit and provide oversight for youth and adult participants and volunteers. The Educator is part of a team that coordinates activities, processes, and functions with other 4-H educators and administrators across the state. This position is based in Newton, MA.
Interim Residence Hall Coordinator UMass Amherst
Under the direction of an Assistant Director, this live-in position oversees the residential education of 275-675 students and management of l-3 residence halls.  Duties include educational programming, management tasks, teaching, staff supervision and training, advising, and policy enforcement.  Uses student development theory as a basis for the development of living environments that are educationally and developmentally enhancing for all students.
Communications Manager - CICS UMass Amherst
Reporting to the College of Information and Computer Sciences' Assistant Director of Communications and Content Strategy, the Communications Manager is responsible for the conceptualization, creation, production, editing, and marketing of content for a variety of platforms. The Communications Manager will be part of a small team of communications professionals who support the college in the achievement of its vision, mission, and strategic goals, with an emphasis on raising the college’s visibility and developing and sustaining an effective, unified message.

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