The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Faculty Hiring

Faculty Hiring

The Provost’s Academic Personnel team administers tenure-track faculty hiring; below, please find a number of resources to help you in this process. For all other hiring needs, please contact the university’s Department of Human Resources.

The Faculty Search Activities Guide serves as a single, comprehensive resource for search committees, academic administrators, and college staff involved in tenure-track searches. This guide outlines how the search process proceeds, provides a description of the respective responsibilities of those involved, and serves as a resource for conducting a successful search.

Partner Employment Program (PEP)

We recognize the increasing importance of accommodating dual career families and the considerable benefit of such a program in attracting and retaining faculty. When possible, the university is committed to an effort to facilitate such arrangements and has therefore adopted the Partner Employment Program.

To learn more about PEP, please consult Appendix K in the Faculty Search Activities Guide.


Pathways Program

UMass Amherst offers two ways to increase the ranks of tenure-system faculty who will contribute to the campus goals of greater equity and inclusion. Faculty members can now be hired as part of the Tenure-Track Pathway based on their life experiences and scholarship, as well as their mentoring, teaching and outreach activities.

To learn more about pathways, please consult Appendix J in the Faculty Search Activities Guide.


Join the faculty at UMass Amherst and you’ll find access to an outstanding array of resources to encourage and support your professional development. You’ll also enjoy a community of highly motivated, cutting-edge scholars— with many opportunities for groundbreaking cross-disciplinary collaboration. We value diversity and equity. We strive for inclusive excellence in our classrooms, research labs, dorms, and beyond. Learn more about life as a faculty member with us.

STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence) workshops are intended for faculty members with an important role in faculty recruitment efforts.