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Cluster Hire in International Heritage Studies

UMass seeks to hire three tenure-track Assistant Professors in the Departments of Anthropology, History, and Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.


The University of Massachusetts seeks to hire three tenure-track Assistant Professors in the Departments of Anthropology, History, and Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. These three new positions represent a cluster hire in international heritage studies and are designed to strengthen research and teaching related to the newly established Center for Heritage and Society (www.umass.edu.chs). The goal of the Center is to offer a platform for multidisciplinary research and to provide undergraduate and graduate students with training and experience in heritage assessment, preservation, planning, interpretation and management. The new hires will have a focusing role in this initiative and would strengthen the work of the faculty affiliated with the new Center while at the same time help us to innovate and re-envision the role of our faculty and students in the international arena of global heritage.

The full range of the contribution of these hires will be:
(1) Research: Formulating and implementing innovative community-based heritage projects; engaging the public in heritage as a source of both identity and economic development; and seeking funding and opportunities for practical field work experience and academic research by faculty and students;
(2) Teaching and Training: the development of new courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, including study abroad courses, summer abroad programs, and internships; building on and/or creating new certificates and degree programs in heritage;
(3) Outreach: new faculty in Heritage Studies will work with the faculty associated with the Center to serve local, national, and international communities and organizations that engage in heritage work.

For the full ads of each of these searches, plus details on how to apply click on the links below:

Click here for the anthropology position; PhD in anthropology or related field required at time of appointment.

http://www.umass.edu/history/ for the history position; PhD required by time of appointment.

and http://www.umass.edu/larp/news/International_Heritage_Study_Hire_.html for the landscape architecture and regional planning position; a Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Urban, City or Regional Planning (MUP, MCP, or MRP) or a closely related field in cultural studies is required.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 
UMass Amherst Center for Heritage & Society Gordon Hall Amherst, MA 01003 USA phone: +1 413-577-1605 fax +1 413-545-9494