Faculty Positions Available

Communication

Assistant Professor of Computational Social Sciences

The Department of Communication seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor with a demonstrated record of excellence in research in communication, media studies, and/or information technologies using a computational social science approach. Possible areas of focus might include data analytics of health, crisis, diversity and identity, the environment, news and politics, or other topics.  A focus on the processes behind the creation, circulation, use, and influence of "big data" from Twitter, Facebook, or other media sources would be welcome, as would inquiries with a particular emphasis on social justice, social change, and/or global contexts. More information and application procedures can be found on the UMass HR Website.

Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-system position. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Our faculty employ heterodox and mainstream approaches, and the position is open to all fields of economics. Ability to teach a graduate-level theory course will be an advantage. A completed Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related field is required by time of appointment. More information and application procedures can be found on the UMass HR Website.

Resource Economics

Assistant Professor Managerial Economics/Industrial Organization Economics (Tenure Track)

The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with an applied econometrics and/or experimental research focus in managerial economics or industrial organization. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in our growing Managerial Economics track at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities may also include graduate and undergraduate courses in industrial organization, experimental economics, and/or quantitative methods/applied econometrics. More information and application procedures can be found on the UMass HR Website.​

Assistant Professor in Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics (Tenure Track)

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. More information and application procedures can be found on the UMass HR Website.

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research focus in environmental and natural resource economics to start September 2016.  Candidates from all sub-disciplines of environmental and natural resource economics will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, Department graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental and natural resource economics. More information and application procedures can be found on the UMass HR Website.​

Political Science

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies/Political Science

Legal Studies at UMass is the oldest undergraduate liberal arts program for the study of law and society in the country, and the only one in New England at a public university. The Program is housed in the Department of Political Science and maintains its own undergraduate major. The expanding Legal Studies Program is a center for ambitious intellectual activity and research that addresses important questions about the place of law in societies around the world while helping to produce the next generation of social science law and society scholars. The Department of Political Science is committed to teaching and research that crosses traditional disciplinary and sub-field boundaries and engages a broad range of methodological approaches. This search continues the Department's efforts to add to the strength of its diverse and growing faculty, which included hiring one tenured and three tenure-track faculty in the Legal Studies Program over the past two years. More information and application procedures can be found on the UMass HR Website.

School of Public Policy (SPP)

Director of School of Public Policy

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of inaugural Director of a new School of Public Policy (SPP) at the University's flagship campus. We seek an outstanding scholar committed to the study of public problems and dedicated to the application of substantively important research to their solution. The appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor. Building on the success of the University's Center for Public Policy and Administration, the founding Director will be in a unique position to lead a faculty hiring strategy, to make the SPP a national and international hub for policy debates, and to create multi-disciplinary programs that prepare students for life-long engagement with public issues.  The Director will be expected to raise the profile of policy-relevant research, build partnerships across other units of the campus to create joint opportunities for policy-related research and teaching, support faculty as they increase public engagement with their research, and promote regional economic development projects of special interest to faculty and stakeholders in the Commonwealth. The Director, who will report to the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), will lead efforts to establish a new public policy undergraduate major and expand an existing graduate program, working in collaboration with departments in the social sciences, public health, engineering, information science and a variety of other fields.  The new Director is also expected to work collaboratively to develop innovative programs on our main campus in Amherst, with new operations in Boston and Springfield where students will gain valuable experience in state and regional/local government, and in nonprofit management. More information and application procedures can be found on the UMass HR Website.​