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UMass Amherst COVID-19 Response: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is currently re-examining open positions as our campus monitors and responds to the novel coronavirus pandemic. At this time, hiring priority is being given to positions that are critical to academic, research, and business continuity. Searches for current openings may be placed on hold or cancelled. Candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring department with regard to the status of their current application(s). We appreciate your patience and flexibility during these unprecedented times and thank you for your interest in the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Clerk IV - HR/Payroll Generalist UMass Amherst
Under direct supervision of Manager of HR/Payroll Operations and functional oversight of the Commitment Accounting Lead, reviews and processes additional compensation forms for accuracy and adherence to established policies and procedures. Enters payroll tax information and payroll deductions into the HR Direct payroll system. Reviews and processes Online Education (CPE) appointments in collaboration with other campus departments. Provides functional support with processing and maintaining retroactive funding changes and other funding-related activities. Works with HR staff, departmental Personnel Coordinators and employees to promote an environment of 100% customer satisfaction.
Assistant Professor in Finance (Two Positions Available) UMass Amherst
The Finance Department at Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst invites applications for two tenure-track positions.
Assistant or Associate Professor in Finance UMass Amherst
The Finance Department at Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst invites applications for one tenure-track position. This appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2022.
Postdoctoral Research Associate - TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science UMass Amherst
The UMass Amherst TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science invites applications for postdoctoral fellowship positions in data science.
Post Doctoral Research Associate - Boutt Lab UMass Amherst
The primary focus of the position is to assess the impact of sea level rise and changes in terrestrial hydrology on groundwater/surface water interactions and water quality in a coastal aquifer system. The postdoctoral position tasks focus on determining the present location and style of FW/SW interactions in an aquifer and using scenario-based modeling assessing impacts of the combined effects of sea level rise and natural and anthropogenic changes in on-shore hydrology.
Departmental Assistant - Instructor/ Case Manager UMass Amherst
University of Massachusetts Partnership for Worker Education is a joint educational partnership between the University (Division of Human Resources), AFSCME, USA/MTA, and PSU/MTA. The Instructor/ Case manager is responsible for a number of PWE computer, ESOL and Culinary Basics courses geared to culinary employees in the State as well as providing individualized assistance to our program’s participants.
Post Doctoral Research Associate - Chronic Wasting Disease Risk Assessment UMass Amherst
The postdoctoral researcher will help build and promote transparency between MassWildlife and wild cervid stakeholders, as well as aid in opening the lines of communication between the two entities.
Clerk IV - HR/Payroll Generalist (Personnel Focused) UMass Amherst
Review and process employment transactions for accuracy and adherence to established policies and procedures. Enter employment and payroll information into the HR Direct (PeopleSoft) payroll system as it relates to specific employee groups. Run audit reports/queries to verify employment and payroll status. Work with HR staff, departmental Personnel Coordinators and employees to promote an environment of 100% customer satisfaction.
Departmental Assistant - Technical Assistant III, Fine Arts Center UMass Amherst
The Fine Arts Center Technical Assistant III provides journeyman services in theatrical trade. Operates specialized theatrical equipment with minimal supervision for shows for the Fine Arts Center. This is a temporary position that will go through June 30, 2022.
Director of Communications & Events UMass Amherst
Under the general direction of the Vice Provost of Enrollment Management (EM), the Director of Communications & Events will have the responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive and strategic communication plan for Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, as well as oversite of Enrollment Management special events and visitor experience, such as tours, information sessions, and open houses.
Learning Specialist UMass Amherst
Under the direction of the Associate AD – Academic Success, is responsible for administering and implementing programs and services designed to meet the needs of student-athletes diagnosed with specific learning disabilities and/or considered to be at risk academically. Also develops and implements academic support services for student-athletes in assigned sports, to include advising and counseling student-athletes on academic, and athletic eligibility matters. Work to enhance and nurture the relationship between the Academic Success program and the student-athletes, coaches, and faculty.
Lecturer - Biology Department/CNS UMass Amherst
The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( invites applicants for a full-time (9-month academic year), non-tenure track lecturer for classroom instruction in introductory physiology. Primary responsibilities will include classroom instruction in Introductory Physiology (Biol 288) that is one of the ‘core’ second year courses in the Biology Department, as well as teaching 1-2 other core courses in the undergraduate biology curriculum. This person will also perform service in support of the mission and goals of the Department and College.
Assistant Professor - Chemistry - DNA/RNA UMass Amherst
The Department of Chemistry ( at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, along with the Center for Bioactive Delivery within the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, (IALS, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position. As the development of new therapeutic molecules shifts toward biologics, we seek applicants who will develop an innovative translational research program focused on the development and/or delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids and/or other functional biologics. Associated topics of interest include, but are not limited to, developing stable versions of biologics and smart delivery of macromolecular therapeutics to target locations. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Chemistry or a related field with relevant post-doctoral experience is required.
Post Doctoral Research Associate - Baskin Lab UMass Amherst
Perform research on the regulation of cell division and elongation in the plant root, under the guidance and supervision of the Principal Investigator.
Nutrition Education Program Supervisor - Springfield (Educator III) UMass Amherst
The Nutrition Education Program Supervisor, Educator III is responsible for leadership and management of the Nutrition Education Program (NEP) in the local community/at the community level. Develop program objectives, design delivery methods, and implement evaluation procedures in collaboration with the SNAP-Ed & EFNEP Leader and other NEP state office specialists. Supervise the implementation of nutrition education programs and related activities in target area for target population. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate clerical and nutrition education staff. Oversee staff and project activities to ensure a high quality program and progress of participants. Prepare required plans and reports. Seek continued and alternative funding sources for program support including collaboration with community organizations. Manage the local EFNEP and SNAP-Ed budgets.
Departmental Assistant - Equine Barn UMass Amherst
The Departmental Assistant serves as support staff to UMass Hadley Farm Equine Program.  Assists barn manager in the daily maintenance of animal health, well-being, and feeding of University horses and related facilities. Assists with the teaching, research, and outreach programs conducted at the UMass Hadley Farm.
Clerk V - Undergraduate Program Coordinator UMass Amherst
The Undergraduate Program Coordinator serves as sole support staff for the Undergraduate Program in the Department of History.  Duties include advising, supporting student activities, scheduling all department classes and some events­­, certifying majors for graduation, processing course waiver requests, processing student awards, and providing program information to students, faculty, and others.  Plans and implements department events under the direction of the Director of Undergraduate Studies or Department Chair.  Participates as required in the Undergraduate Studies and scholarship committees.  Works with University personnel on matters related to the Undergraduate Program and scheduling.
Accountant I - Electrical and Computer Engineering UMass Amherst
In support of Electrical and Computer Engineering department (ECE) financial activity, prepare reports for Principal Investigators (PIs), departments, and Department Head including the centers within the department. Develops and prepares budgets and documents for proposal processing following federal and OMB guidelines. In contact with OGCA and funding agencies to assure compliance and timeliness of proposal budget processing. Management of all post award activities on sponsored grants.
Receptionist / Referral Clerk III UMass Amherst
Greets patients, registers demographic and insurance information in the patient management system (EMR). Schedules appointments. Functions as clinic receptionist. Processes payments and patient records. Works under direct supervision of the Reception/Referral Manager, who establishes work schedules, duty assignments and verifies work performance.
Collections Analysis Librarian UMass Amherst
The Collection Analysis Librarian is user focused, data-driven, and engages in processes that support strategic decision making concerning the acquisition, licensing, renewal, retention, and use of Library collections. The Librarian also engages in systems integrations, records management, and project management activities. Workflows include aggregating, manipulating, analyzing, and presenting large amounts of collections-related data from myriad sources.

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