Afro-American Studies

Art, Architecture and Art History

Dean's Office

English

History

Linguistics

Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Music & Dance

Philosophy Department

Theater

Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

 

Afro-American Studies

Assistant Professor, Afro-American Studies and Economics

The University of Massachusetts Amherst W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and Economics Department invite applications for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2012, at the Assistant level. The primary appointment will be in Afro-American Studies with an adjunct appointment in Economics. Teaching, graduate-advising responsibilities, and service will be divided between the two departments.

We seek expertise relating to: (1) Stratification Economics with an emphasis on racial stratification and discrimination; (2) Economics of Identity; (3) African American Economic History; and/or (4) Environmental Economics. Scholars from economics and closely related disciplines are encouraged to apply. A completed Ph.D. is strongly preferred, though ABD with a firm completion date will be considered. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research, teaching and service.

See http://www.umass.edu/afroam/ and http://www.umass.edu/economics/facjobs.html for more information. To apply electronically (strongly encouraged), submit cover letter, CV, three letters of reference or contact information for references, a recent research paper, sample syllabi, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1130
Letters of reference and complete applications also can be submitted by postal mail to Co-Chairs, Search Committee, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, 329 New Africa House, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 180 Infirmary Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9289. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011. Candidates may interview at ASSA (Chicago) and are encouraged to use AEA signaling.

UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.

 

Art, Architecture and Art History

Assistant Professor, Studio Arts — New Media

The Studio Arts Program of the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an Assistant Professor in New Media. Required: M.F.A. at time of hire; demonstrated technical expertise in digital media art, video, and animation; historical knowledge of video art and digital animation; knowledge of contemporary critical discourse; interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Preferred: demonstrated interest in hybrid forms, performance, installation, and sound; software certified instructor; strong exhibition record; teaching experience beyond graduate school. Tenure track, beginning September 2012. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application deadline December 15, 2011. Submit letter of purpose, CV, graduate transcript, digital portfolio, and the names of three references who have agreed to write on your behalf. We welcome a statement of teaching methods/philosophy, course outlines, and syllabi. Send application materials to Chair, New Media Search Committee, Studio Arts Program, University of Massachusetts, 353 Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9330.

 

Assistant Professor, Studio Arts — Sculpture and Foundations

The Studio Arts Program of the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an Assistant Professor in Sculpture. Responsibilities will include teaching in Sculpture and in Foundations, 3D. Required: MFA; demonstrated expertise in a wide range of fabrication skills, including casting and mold-making; knowledge of both traditional and contemporary issues in sculpture; knowledge of contemporary critical discourse; knowledge of digital technology and ability to work across disciplines; strong exhibition record; demonstrated commitment to teaching in Foundations; teaching experience beyond graduate school. Tenure track, beginning September 2012. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application deadline December 15, 2011. Submit letter of purpose, CV, graduate transcript, digital portfolio, and the names of three references who have agreed to write on your behalf. We welcome a statement of teaching methods/philosophy, course outlines, and syllabi. Send application materials to Chair, Sculpture Search Committee, Studio Arts Program, University of Massachusetts, 353 Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9330.

UMass Amherst is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples (http://acn.fivecolleges.edu) and is also a member of the Five College Consortium, along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke colleges. The Department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. UMass Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Dean's Office


Arts Extension Service Director
College of Humanities and Fine Arts

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts is seeking a Director of the Arts Extension Service. The Director of Arts Extension Service oversees the work of this interdisciplinary hub for scholarly and practical arts research, teaching and outreach that contributes to both university and AES core missions. The Director will work with the Dean of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts and the Chairs of Theater, Art, & Music, the Arts Extension Institute (AEI) Advisory Board and staff to develop and advance the activities of the program.

Qualifications: Five or more years of professional-level employment in the field of arts management, preferably as the director of an arts program in a college or university setting. Experience should include program development, needs assessment, program planning, teaching, implementation, administration and evaluation. Master’s degree in arts administration, business or related field. Arts management teaching experience, preferably in an online environment and in conference/workshop settings. Experience forging collaborations and partnerships, preferably in a university setting. Demonstrated entrepreneurial aptitude to design economically viable programs. Experience developing and managing budgets, marketing and evaluating art programs and workshops. Grant proposal development and grants management experience. Supervisory experience. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, public relations, verbal and written communication skills. Working knowledge of computer word processing, database and web design programs. Ability to travel and work some nights & weekends required.

Hiring Salary Range:$52,500 - $66,300; Starting Salary Range:$52,500 - $59,400. Priority deadline is October 21, 2011. Search will remain open until position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, & 3 letters of reference to: Search #40864, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-8170. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 

English

Assistant Professor, Composition and Rhetoric

Assistant Professor, tenure track, focusing on composition and rhetoric. To direct a campus-wide Writing Center under the guidance of the Director of the University Writing Program and in consultation with the Director of Junior-Year Writing. Teaching load 1/1 while Writing Center Director. Administrative positions rotate among composition/rhetoric faculty. Teaching load is 2/2 when appointee is not Writing Center Director. Research interests in writing pedagogy that intersect with one or more of the following: global literacies/Englishes, writing in the disciplines or professions, multilingual writing/rhetorics, community service learning, writing center theory and practice. New hire will join an active graduate concentration in Composition and Rhetoric, an undergraduate Writing concentration, and a University Writing Program with first-year composition courses as well as junior-year, discipline-specific writing courses. We also have an active National Writing Project site. Qualifications: Firm expectation of Ph.D. in composition/rhetoric by the time of appointment, successful teaching record, evidence of research potential, experience tutoring in and/or directing a writing center, and commitment to participate in an active and energetic department. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Priority deadline: November 15, 2011. Send applications (vita, three letters of recommendation, sample of written work) to Chair, Composition and Rhetoric Search, c/o Meg Caulmare, Department of English, Bartlett Hall, 130 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9269.

The English Department is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. www.umass.edu/english

 

History

Assistant Professor
United States Civil War and Reconstruction History

The History Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in United States Civil War and Reconstruction History beginning 1 September 2012. Duties include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in the History Department, undergraduate and graduate student advising; departmental and university wide service. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in history or related area in hand by 1 September 2012, and promise of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The department will conduct interviews at the AHA annual meeting. Applicants must submit a letter of application stating research interests and qualifications, C.V., sample syllabi, a short (article-length) writing sample and three reference letters by November 1, 2011. Electronic applications preferred; please email materials to civilwar@history.umass.edu. Letters of reference and complete applications can also be submitted by postal mail to Prof. Barry Levy, Chair, U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction History Search Committee, Department of History, Herter Hall 616, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9312.

 

Assistant Professor
Transnational Spanish-Speaking History

The History Department and the Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Transnational Spanish-Speaking History beginning 1 September 2012. Duties include teaching in both the History Department and the CHC, undergraduate and graduate student advising; departmental and university wide service. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching specialties focus on the study of Spanish-speaking people in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. We expect the successful candidate to draw upon other existing strengths in the department, including the Public History program. Qualifications: Firm expectation of Ph.D. in History or related area by the time of appointment. Candidates should show promise of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The department will conduct interviews at the AHA annual meeting. Applicants must submit a letter of application stating research interests and qualifications, C.V., a sample syllabi, a short (article-length) writing sample and three reference letters by November 4, 2011. Electronic applications preferred; please email materials to transspanspeaking@history.umass.edu. Letters of reference and complete applications can also be submitted by postal mail to Prof. Joel Wolfe, Chair Transnational Spanish-Speaking Search Committee, Department of History, Herter Hall 616, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9312.

 

Assistant Professor
History and Economics

The Departments of Economics and History of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship starting Fall 2012. Depending on qualifications, the scholar will be appointed to a tenure-track position in either History or Economics with an adjunct appointment and significant teaching and graduate-advising responsibilities in the other department. The position requires expertise relating to work and labor relations seen through the lens of South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora. We seek a scholar who can teach about South Asian labor and its interconnections to the globalizing world in ways that capture the effect of these processes on the lives of workers, their families, and their communities and how they have shaped the process of globalization. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as teaching. Scholars from history, economics, or closely related disciplines are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. completed by 1 September 2012 is strongly preferred, although ABD with a firm completion date will be considered. See http://www.umass.edu/economics/facjobs.html and http://www.umass.edu/history/ for more information.


To apply electronically (strongly encouraged), submit cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, a recent research paper, sample syllabi, and, if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1140. Letters of reference and complete applications can also be submitted by postal mail to Co-Chair, Joint History-Economics Search Committee, Department of Economics, Thompson Hall, 200 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Applications must be received by 4 November 2011. The search committee will conduct interviews at the AHA and ASSA annual meetings.


The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.

 

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

None at this time.

 

Linguistics

Tenure Track Position in Language Acquisition

The Linguistics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Commonwealth Honors College invite applications for a joint tenure-track position for a theoretical linguist with a specialization in language acquisition at the assistant professor level, starting September 1, 2012. The position will involve advising and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as participating in initiatives to enrich the offerings of Commonwealth Honors College. Commonwealth Honors College is the undergraduate honors college at UMass Amherst, and as such half of the teaching load for this position will be undergraduate honors courses offered by the Linguistics Department. We seek applicants who can develop and supervise experimental studies and whose research interests complement those of the current Linguistics faculty.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in linguistics or related field by August 31, 2012 strongly preferred; but firm expectation of ABD by August 31, 2012 will be considered. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, copies of research papers, and evidence of teaching ability, and they should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent. Materials can be submitted online to:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1107

Electronic submissions preferred. If unable to submit application online, applications can be mailed to:

Acquisition Search Committee
Department of Linguistics
226 South College
University of Massachusetts
150 Hicks Way
Amherst MA 01003

Questions about the application process may be directed to the Search Administrator, Sarah Vega-Liros, sarahv@linguist.umass.edu, (413) 545-0885.

Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples and a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Smith and Mt. Holyoke Colleges. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Linguistics Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Music and Dance

Position: Assistant Professor of Music History, music history pedagogy specialist. Tenure-track.

Salary: Commensurate with Assistant Professor rank.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in music history, musicology, or other relevant field required.

Preferred qualifications: A record of accomplishment in the field of music history pedagogy; a record of accomplishment in one or more of the following music-historical subfields: nineteenth-century music, early twentieth-century music, the “new” interdisciplinary musicology, American music; and additional evidence of excellence as a teacher and scholar.

Responsibilities: (a) Research: establish the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a center of excellence in the field of music history pedagogy, to complement its recognized excellence in the field of music theory pedagogy; (b) Teaching: teach the Western Art Music History sequence for majors, writing about music class, and graduate music history seminars in areas of expertise; (c) Service: serve on graduate committees, assist with recruiting and advising, particularly in the graduate area; serve on department committees and perform other appropriate university and professional service. Position is expected to begin September 1, 2012.

Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.
Send materials to:

Chair
Music History Search Committee
Department of Music & Dance
Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9274

Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least two samples of recent scholarly writing and a minimum of three current letters of reference with reference contact information. Additional supporting materials may be requested of finalists. Application materials will not be returned.

UMass/Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.

 

Position: Assistant Professor of Modern Dance, tenure-track

Salary: Commensurate with Assistant Professor Rank.

Qualifications: Masters degree or equivalent professional experience required, MFA preferred. Proven excellence in the teaching of all levels of modern dance; prior college-level teaching experience is preferred. Proven excellence in choreographing contemporary dances, and/or reconstructing works of modern dance choreographers, as well as experience and interest in inter-arts and interdisciplinary collaboration. Must be able to teach composition, and at least two of the following theory courses: anatomy/kinesiology for dance, dance history, dance production, or dance education. Will be expected to have strong interpersonal and communication skills; computer/technology skills also desirable. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching, creative research or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity in higher education.

Responsibilities: Teach all levels of modern dance; teach theory courses in area of expertise; choreograph on students for department concerts; produce, advise, coordinate department concerts; advise students; attend both UM and FCDD (Five College Dance Department) concerts, meetings, and special events; serve on university and five-college committees; and actively contribute to the life of both the UM Department, College and University, and the FCDD, throughout the academic year. Other teaching and non-teaching assignments will be determined by the needs of the Department and the qualifications of the applicant. Maintain an active professional career, and a national profile, commensurate with a tenure track position.

The University Dance program offers B.F.A. and B.A. programs in dance. It is the only B.F.A. program in the state universities in New England. Located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, the University is 90 miles from Boston and 150 miles from New York City. The dance program is part of the University’s Department of Music and Dance, and an active part of the Five College Dance Department, which includes the dance programs at Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges.

Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of application with a statement of teaching and choreographic interests, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), three letters of recommendation (at least two of which speak to teaching expertise), and a DVD of choreography and teaching to:

Professor Billbob Brown, Chair
Modern Dance Search Committee
Dance Program
Department of Music and Dance
University of Massachusetts Amherst
11 Totman
30 Eastman Lane
Amherst, MA 01003

Please note: Application materials will not be returned. Position begins September 1, 2012. The Department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Philosophy

Assistant Professor
Starting date: September 1, 2012.
AOS: Ancient Philosophy.
AOC: Open.

Undergraduate and graduate teaching, two courses per semester, with usual non-teaching duties. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit: a letter of application, a CV, at least three letters of reference, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 31, 2012 strongly preferred; ABD considered. Electronic applications preferred. Please send application materials to: search@philos.umass.edu. Hard copy materials may be sent to: Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, 352 Bartlett Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. To be considered for an interview at the Eastern APA meetings, applications must be received by November 15, 2011. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

UMass/Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The department is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Theater

None at this time.

 

Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Position Start Date, 9/1/2012

The WGSS Department is searching for a scholar whose work focuses on African American Women. Scholarly credentials and some teaching experience in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies required at time of hire, Ph.D. by 8/31/12 strongly preferred but ABD will be considered. Field open, but preference will be given to candidates whose work crosses traditional academic boundaries. Duties include: one required course and one elective course each semester, including large general education introductory course; undergraduate and graduate student advising; departmental and university wide service. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, CV, sample publications and relevant syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. Priority deadline is October 21, 2011. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Electronic applications can be sent to womens-studies@wost.umass.edu (please put “Search R40857” in subject line). Send paper applications to: Chair of Search R40857, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Program, Bartlett 208, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.

UMass/Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium, along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges. The department is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 

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