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.

Department Administrator - Department of Communication

Department Administrator will partner with the Chair in the management of administrative and operational functions of the Department.  Examples of duties include: Collaborate with the Chair on enrollment planning to allocate resources and manage contracts for part-time faculty, lecturers and teaching assistants. Work closely with the Department Accounts Manager and College Financial and Personnel Directors to ensure correct and timely preparation processing and management of all departmental personnel actions and financial records. Provide leadership and diplomatic problem solving initiative in the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the department. Manage administrative procedures for faculty and instructors, coordinating special events, meetings, and lectures.

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Graduate Programs Manager - Department of Economics

The Graduate Program Manager provides leadership and direction for the Economics Graduate program by supporting administration, student progress and excellence. The duties involve problem solving and leadership in the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the Economics graduate program; and, as required by the program, serving as liaison with the Graduate School, University offices and staff for admissions, advising, committee memberships, dissertation defenses and other activities related to graduate student progress

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Lecturer - Sociology - Criminology

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, nontenure track, academic-year position as Lecturer.  Primary responsibilities will be to teach courses in the areas of crime, law, quantitative methods as well as other courses, in accordance with program needs and state funding, with a start date of September 2018. Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of a one-year renewal, contingent upon performance and funding. The Lecturer will be responsible for teaching three courses in the Fall of 2018 and three courses in the Spring of 2019.

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Academic Advisor - Department of Communication

Under the direction of the Chief Undergraduate Advisor and Chair, provides comprehensive advising for undergraduate students in the Communication major as well as University undeclared and exploratory students. Works closely with other advising personnel to ensure high quality advising, academic, and support services for all students, with particular emphasis on programmatic needs for first-year, transfer, and at-risk students. Uses computer-based registration and academic records technology, such as Spire and Moodle. Assists with the planning, execution, and communication of events, orientations, and other undergraduate student programming initiatives in the Department of Communication. Responsive to the needs of a large number of highly diverse students and works in a high volume and fast-paced work environment.  This is a permanent 43-week position.

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Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the SBS Advising Resource Center

The Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the SBS ARC is responsible for planning, coordinating, and carrying out the activities of the SBS ARC. These activities include leading academic advising for SBS Exploratory Track students and for the Global Education requirement, development of student success initiatives, new student orientation, partnering with student recruitment, and peer advising programs.

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