The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Employment Opportunities

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at UMass Amherst is proud to have a dedicated, passionate, and diverse community of faculty and staff. We are currently hiring for the positions below, and look forward to hearing from you!

For a list of all open positions at UMass and SBS, please visit the UMass Human Resources webpage.

Political Science - Chief Undergraduate Advisor

The Political Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for a chief undegraduate advisor (CUA). The CUA manages a team in the Department of Political Science and Programs in Legal Studies. The CUA leads the development and delivery of programs and services that will enhance student success and retention and collaborates in the planning and development of course schedules. The CUA also analyzes and uses student data to inform and improve programmatic and individual student advising performance.

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Assistant Director for Field Experience and Employer Engagement

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for an assistant director for field experience and employer engagement. The assistant director serves as the SBS employer relations coordinator and internship program manager. The assistant director will support programming and events at the Amherst and Mt. Ida campuses, as well as other internship program locations.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology

The Department of Sociology invites applications for one tenure-track position beginning fall 2020 at the Assistant Professor level. We are recruiting in the areas of demography and statistical methods. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in social demography or population and environment and with teaching interests, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in social statistics – candidates who are interested in such teaching should identify this in their application 

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Journalism

The Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position set to begin on September 1, 2020. The ideal candidate will constructively bridge the worlds of journalism studies and journalism practice. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of academic or creative scholarship and the potential to continue their high-level work at an R1 university.

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Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for an assistant director of career & professional development. Under the general direction of the Director of Career and Professional Development, the assistant director plans, organizes and delivers career and professional development activities for undergraduates and recent graduates in cooperation with dean(s), department heads, faculty and administrators. 

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Tenure-track in Economics, Public Finance or Industrial Organization

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics of the Environment or Political Economy of the Environment. Economics faculty study economic theory and applied economics related to multiple dimensions of human well-being and social welfare; how economic opportunities are generated and distributed in society; and the interplay between power and institutions on the one hand and economic behavior and the performance of the economy on the other hand.

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Tenure-track in Economics, Environment

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor of Economics of the Environment or Political Economy of the Environment. Economics faculty study economic theory and applied economics related to multiple dimensions of human well-being and social welfare; how economic opportunities are generated and distributed in society; and the interplay between power and institutions on the one hand and economic behavior and the performance of the economy on the other hand.

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