University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the nation's top research universities as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding. Engaged in research and creative work in all fields, we are classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a doctoral university with the “highest research activity” or R1.
UMass Amherst incorporates innovative teaching methods involving new communication and information technology, yet remains an immersive, residential campus offering students a comprehensive array of academic programs. With a long-standing commitment to social progress and social justice, we value diversity and equity and strive for inclusive excellence in our classrooms, research labs, dorms, and beyond.
University of Massachusetts Amherst has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search for a Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Anita Tien is leading this search with Micah Pierce.