Faculty Positions Available

Communication

The Department of Communication invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions to begin September 1, 2014, with responsibilities for teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Position One: Media Effects. PositionTwo 2: Social Interaction and Culture. For details, please visit the Communication website.

Economics

Associate or Assistant Professor
The Economics Department invites applications for multiple tenure­system positions with preference for candidates at the Associate or advanced Assistant Professor levels. One Assistant Professor will be jointly appointed in the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) and the Department of Economics. The positions are open to all fields of economics and closely related disciplines. For details, please visit the Economics website.

Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Political Economy Research Institute
The Economics Department and Political Economy Research Institute invite applications for the joint position of Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics. The person appointed to the Andrew Glyn chair must have an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishments and demonstrated capacity for working effectively in both academic and policymaking settings. The appointment will be made at the rank of Full or advanced Associate Professor. More information on the Economics website.

Journalism

Department Chair
The Journalism Department seeks a visionary chair as it moves to a new state-of-the-art building opening in Fall 2014. The new chair will provide strong, collaborative leadership as Journalism hires new faculty and continues its strong commitment to teaching and to developing its multiplatform curriculum to prepare undergraduate students as writers, reporters and critical thinkers. We strongly prefer candidates with the academic and/or professional experience to be appointed at the tenured Full Professor level, though we will consider appointment as an advanced tenured Associate Professor as well. The department is especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in a multicultural educational environment. For more information, click here.

Broadcast Journalism Lecturer
The Journalism Department seeks a lecturer to develop and teach a series of courses in broadcast journalism. This is not your typical broadcast position. We are expanding the broadcast experience to include multi-platform offerings in our state-of-the-art newsroom located in a new building, scheduled to open in Fall 2014. For more information, click here.

Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

Extension Assistant Professor - Community Engagement, Design and Development

The successful candidate will be responsible for outreach to the City of Springfield and Massachusetts’ communities more generally, managing the UMass Design Center in Springfield, and generating external funding such as grants, contracts, and client projects.  Other duties will include teaching one to two courses annually in LARP, student research advising and mentoring, and collaborating in peer-reviewed scholarly research and/or design award submissions.​ For more information, click here.

Political Science

Open Field/Open Rank (2 Positions)
The Department of Political Science invites applications for two full-time tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. The Department launched a multi-year hiring initiative in 2007 around the themes of Global Forces; Governance and Institutions; and Democracy, Participation, and Citizenship. The result of this initiative is an emergent and diverse faculty whose research crosses subfield and disciplinary boundaries using a variety of approaches. For the complete job listing and to apply, please visit AcademicJobsOnline.

Director of Legal Studies (Associate or Full Professor)
The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Director of Legal Studies (http://polsci.umass.edu/legal/) to lead the program into its next phase of development. For the complete job listing and to apply, please visit AcademicJobsOnline.

Computational Social Science (Assistant Professor)
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to start in September 2014. This position will contribute to an interdisciplinary initiative in Computational Social Science at UMass Amherst. For the complete job listing and to apply, please visit AcademicJobsOnline.

Comparative Politics (Assistant Professor)
The Department of Political Science seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the subfield of comparative politics to start in September 2014. For the complete job listing and to apply, please visit AcademicJobsOnline.

Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance (Full Professor)
The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications and nominations for a visionary scholar of distinction to serve as the inaugural holder of the Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, a new faculty position focused on the scientific study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance. For the complete job listing and to apply, please visit Psychology of Peace and Violence Program website.

Sociology

Associate/Full Professor
The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2014 at the advanced Associate Professor or early Full Professor level. Substantive specializations are open, although some preference may be given to a candidate whose research or teaching addresses any of the following four areas: (1) law, crime, or incarceration; (2) race/inequality; (3) demography; or (4) historical comparative approaches. The department has a strong Ph.D. program and candidates should be interested in making significant contributions to that program. For the complete job listing and to apply, please click here.

Be watching for more postings for the coming year.