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Be watching for additional postings for the coming year.
Assistant Professor, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and Department of Economics
The W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and Economics Department invite applications for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2013 at the Assistant level. Depending on qualifications, the scholar will be appointed to a tenure-track position in either Afro-American Studies or Economics with an adjunct appointment in the other department. Teaching, graduate-advising responsibilities, and service will be divided between the two departments. More information.
Full-time Lecturer in Anthropology, with a focus on Heritage & Society
The Center for Heritage and Society at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an Associate Director for the Center for Heritage and Society, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The position is a 9-month full time lectureship in the Department of Anthropology; it is a one-year appointment with the possibility for renewal. More information.
Tenure-track Honors Assistant Professor of Communication
The Department of Communication and the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seek to jointly appoint a tenure-track Honors Assistant Professor, with an active research program in political communication and news media as social and cultural force. An emphasis on race, ethnicity, and democratic news processes (in national or international contexts) is desirable, as is an interest in multi-disciplinary research collaboration. More information.
Journalism Department Chair / Professor
The Journalism Program, Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, seeks a visionary chair as it returns to departmental status in a new state-of-the-art building opening in Fall 2014. The new chair will provide strong, collaborative leadership as Journalism refines its multiplatform curriculum to prepare undergraduates as writers, reporters and critical thinkers in a fast-changing field. More information.
Broadcast Journalism Lecturer
The Journalism Program, Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, seeks a lecturer to develop and teach a series of courses in broadcast/multimedia journalism to be offered in a new state-of-the art broadcast newsroom. The lecturer will teach six courses per year, most in the broadcast curriculum, will help students produce content for distribution on campus Web and broadcast platforms and will contribute related academic service. We seek a colleague with broad professional and teaching abilities, who can help students develop basic and advanced cross-platform skills and a contextual and critical approach to the field. The program is especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in a multicultural educational environment. More information.
Associate or Full Professor
The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor in the department’s Legal Studies program to start September 1, 2013. Legal Studies at UMass is the oldest undergraduate liberal arts program for the study of law and legal systems in the country and the only one in New England at a public university. For the complete job listing, and to apply, please visit AcademicJobsOnline.
Assistant Professor History and Public Policy (joint search)
The Departments of Political Science and History of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship starting Fall 2013. Depending on qualifications, the scholar will be appointed to a tenure-track position in either History or Political Science with an adjunct appointment in the other department. Teaching and graduate-advising responsibilities will be divided between the two departments. The position requires expertise related to public policy in contemporary history; it is open to substantive policy area but we are particularly interested in candidates with substantive research agendas focused on environmental policy, immigration policy, or labor and family policy. For the complete job listing, and to apply, please visit AcademicJobsOnline.
Full-time Director, Institute for Social Science Research
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an inaugural Director for the newly established Institute of Social Science Research (ISSR). The Director will lead the new institute in advancing social science research across the university by expanding methods support and training, facilitating grants opportunities and management, and brokering interdisciplinary collaborations. The institute will serve as an incubator for research teams, develop seed grant programs, enhance high-performance computing access and data security services, sponsor workshops, speakers, visiting scholars, and post-docs, provide methods and data analysis consulting services, and otherwise strengthen social science infrastructure across campus. For more information see ISSR.
Assistant Professor: Islamic Philosophy and Political Thought
The Department of Political Science and the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invite applications for a joint hire in Islamic Philosophy and Political Thought. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level, tenure track, beginning Fall 2013. For the complete job listing, and to apply, please visit AcademicJobsOnline.
Advanced Assistant or Early Associate Professor of Sociology
The Department of Sociology invites applications for an open area position at the advanced Assistant or early Associate Professor level. The department has strong research, graduate and undergraduate programs, and contributions to each are expected. The University has excellent work-life policies in place. Applicants should have a PhD in Sociology and be eager to join an intellectually lively, expanding program. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Applications should be received by October 15, 2012 to ensure full consideration. For the complete job listing, and to apply, please visit AcademicJobsOnline.
Social Thought and Political Economy Associate Director
Social Thought & Political Economy (STPEC), an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, seeks an Associate Director. STPEC promotes critical examination of society and develops student capacity for independent thought, discourse, and action. Appointed at rank of Lecturer (non-tenure track), the A.D. teaches two courses per semester and has administrative responsibilities, including curriculum development, alumni relations, outreach and recruiting, and advising. Doctorate in discipline related to STPEC required by 1 September 2013. For a complete job description and to apply, click here.
December 10, 2012