Faculty Positions Available

Anthropology

Assistant Professor of Primatology
The Department of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts seeks a Biological Anthropologist with a research focus in primatology, at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2015. PhD required in Anthropology or closely related field at time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a field-based evolutionary ecology perspective focused on the behavior and/or comparative morphology of extant primates, strong record of publication and sponsored research, and a record of teaching excellence. Geographic area is open, but a preference exists for someone with a research focus on African catarrhines. An interest in conservation and the relationships between primate communities and local human populations would be considered a plus. Details of the position and application instructions are available here.

Communication

Assistant Professor of Performance Studies and Rhetoric 
The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, seeks a performance studies scholar with strong roots in or an ability to converse with critical approaches to rhetoric (broadly conceptualized), including critical race studies, postcolonial studies and decolonizing theories, transnational feminism, queer studies, or civil rights. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an Assistant Professor position. However exceptional candidates at any rank will receive consideration. Details of the position and application instructions are available here. 

Economics

Associate or Assistant Professor of Economics
The Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Associate or Assistant Professor starting fall 2014. Details of the position and application instructions are available here. Review of applications will begin on 14 November 2014, and will continue until the positions are filled. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

Journalism

Assistant Professor
The Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with research and teaching interests in journalism studies. The ideal candidate will have a track record of research/scholarship and teaching interests in areas such as, but not limited to, public interest, public affairs or public policy journalism; sociology and the news; public health, medical and/or science journalism; social movements, social change and the news media; advocacy and social justice journalism; politics and the news; and public interest communication and the news. For the complete job posting, please visit the UMass HR Website.

Faculty Advisor/Lecturer
This individual will work with the Department’s current Faculty Advisor to advise and communicate with majors and prospective majors, teach four courses per year and engage in related service. We seek a colleague with broad based professional and academic capabilities, who can work on a team and represent the Department in a wide range of recruiting/advising efforts. This individual also will teach two journalism courses per semester in areas such as newswriting, Introduction to Journalism and Readings in Journalism. For the complete job posting, please visit the UMass HR Website.

Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

Assistant Professor (2 positions)
The focus of the positions is on sustainable landscape architecture and design. Candidates with a specialization in the department’s areas of excellence are encouraged to apply, including design exploration, sustainable and regenerative urbanism, greenway design, and community engagement. Other desirable specializations including ecological systems, green infrastructure, site planning, site engineering, landscape construction, design/build, and technological innovation are also encouraged.  Teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate and graduate levels with potential courses including design studios, lecture courses, and a specialty course that supports their scholarship. For the complete job posting, please visit the UMass HR Website.

Resource Economics

Assistant Professor in Environmental Economics
The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research focus in environmental economics to start September 2015. Although all areas of environmental economics will be considered, we have a particular interest in applied econometricians who conduct research in the areas of climate change, energy and the environment, or health and the environment.  Teaching responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, Department graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental and natural resource economics. For the complete job posting, please visit the UMass HR Website.

Assistant Professor in Industrial Organization/Managerial Economics/Applied Econometrics
The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with an applied econometrics research focus in industrial organization and/or managerial economics.  Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses in industrial organization, managerial economics, and quantitative methods.  The successful candidate will be expected to pursue interdisciplinary research opportunities across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus as part of the Computational Social Sciences Initiative. For the complete job posting, please visit the UMass HR Website.

Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a faculty member specializing in Global Politics or US Foreign Policy.  This is a joint appointment with Commonwealth Honors College having the tenure line in the Department of Political Science.  For the complete job posting, please visit the UMass HR Website.

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies (2 Positions)
The interdisciplinary Legal Studies Program of the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level expected to start on September 1, 2015. For the complete job posting, please visit the UMass HR Website.

Sociology

Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor (2 positions)
One position is Open with strong preference for a candidate whose research and teaching address Law, Crime, and Incarceration. The second position is Open although some preference may be given to candidates whose research and teaching address any of the following areas: (1) Class Inequality, (2) Quantitative Methods/Demography, (3) Textual Analysis using the Internet, and (4) Culture and Identity. The department has a strong Ph.D. program and candidates should be interested in making significant contributions to that program. For the complete job posting, please visit the UMass HR Website.