Leadership Searches

Leadership Searches

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.

Current Searches

The university seeks in the next provost a strategic academic leader, proven collaborator, and dedicated institutional steward who will champion academic excellence and faculty, staff, and student success. The provost will help generate resources and strengthen academic infrastructure, build community, and advance an institutional commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

UMass Amherst, the land-grant flagship university of the University of Massachusetts System, seeks an exceptional academic leader, scholar, and administrator to serve as its next dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA). The dean will have an exciting opportunity to inform and implement the University's new strategic plan uniting HFA and the broader Amherst community around a shared vision for the humanities, fine arts, and University's future.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will lead the College’s more than 133 faculty and staff members in enhancing its shared identity and developing a visionary strategy to realize the next stage of the College’s development, further solidifying its standing as a dynamic leader in education. The College provides a robust set of program offerings to students across three departments. The Dean will champion the COE across campus, the Amherst community, the Commonwealth, and beyond. They will convey the College’s range of offerings and its immense potential to be a hub of research and scholarship to guide policy and practice in education.