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.

Research Collaboration Coordinator in the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for a research collaboration coordinator (RCC). The RCC works as part of a team to support the 5-year UMass NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant project. The RCC partners with the Director, Program Manager, and grant staff in the Chancellor’s area, taking a leadership role to facilitate and support partnerships with Principal Investigators (PIs) to plan and execute equity goal-based research collaboration activities for UMass Amherst faculty, with the goal of continuing and institutionalizing ADVANCE grant initiatives.

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Area Studies Programs Manager in the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS)

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for an area studies programs manager. The program manager is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of CLACLS as well as and other university area studies programs. This position serves in a variety of roles including office manager, business and personnel manager, scheduling officer, communications, outreach and events manager.

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Academic Advisor in Political Science

The Political Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for an academic advisor. The advisor provides comprehensive individual and group academic advising services to undergraduate students. This person also works with faculty, staff, and students to improve the undergraduate experience through the planning and implementation of programs and services and the creation of a welcoming environment to enhance student success.

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Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication

The Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in strategic communication set to begin on September 1, 2019. The ideal candidate will be a scholar with potential for a robust research program and will be instrumental in creating a new strategic communication curriculum, with the goal of establishing a concentration within the journalism major. 

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Assistant Professor Political Economy of Latin American Development

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Fields are open. We particularly encourage candidates specializing in the Political Economy of Latin American Development to apply. Applicants may be considered for more than one position in the Department. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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Associate Professor Political Economy of Environment

The Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-system appointment at the level of Associate Professor. Fields are open. We particularly encourage candidates specializing in the Political Economy of Environment, Economics of Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and Environmental Movements to apply. Applicants may be considered for more than one position in the Department. Under exceptional circumstances, candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

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Open-Rank Tenured/Tenure-Track Position, Archaeology

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for an open-rank tenured/tenure-track position in archaeology, beginning September 2019. The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly excellence and accomplished teaching commensurate with rank. This hire is part of a larger initiative to build an innovative program in archaeology for the 21st century; as such we are looking for a scholar who takes seriously the role of archaeology in the contemporary world and who is committed to engaging responsibly and creatively with academic and non-academic communities. In addition to experience with the more traditional fieldwork, excavation, or methods of material analysis of the discipline, we encourage applicants who have interest and/or experience and ability to teach innovative theoretical, topical, and methodological approaches in archaeology.

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Assistant Professor in Planning, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning

We seek scholars who are using new sources of information and innovative analytical methods to answer questions in the areas of land use and/or economic development planning. Candidates with a specialization in data analytics, land use modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), transportation and economic development are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will consist of both graduate and undergraduate classes, with potential courses including: quantitative methods in planning, spatial modeling/GIS, economic development, planning studio, regional or international planning, and a research seminar. 

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Assistant Professor, Economics & School of Public Policy

The Economics Department and the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Fields are open. We encourage candidates with expertise in all fields of public policy to apply. Economics faculty members at UMass Amherst work in diverse areas, including the political economy of class, gender, race, environment, and economic development, as well as microeconomics and macroeconomics, from both heterodox and mainstream approaches. The School of Public Policy offers professional programs that prepare students for work in government and the non-profit sector and serves as a campus hub for policy-focused research.

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Assistant Professor of Applied Microeconomics - Department of Resource Economics 

The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with research interests in applied microeconomics and econometrics.  More specifically, we seek applications from economists conducting research in behavioral, managerial, or industrial organization economics. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in microeconomics, managerial economics, and/or econometrics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research agenda. 

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Assistant Professor in Applied Health Economics - Department of Resource Economics 

The Department of Resource Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with an applied microeconomics and econometrics research focus, specifically in the area of health economics. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in microeconomics, econometrics, managerial economics, and/or health economics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research agenda. 

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Assistant Professor of Urban Futures & Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on urban communication, environmental communication, and/or civics and governance in 'smart cities'. We seek theoretical and methodological innovation in researching the constitutive role of communication and information infrastructures in people's experience of the built environment. We seek a colleague whose work complements and extends the traditions in the department, which include digital media and public participation, cultural production and social inequality, and postcoloniality. 

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Tenure Track in Sociology - Assistant Professor, Crime, Law and Deviance

The Department of Sociology invites applications for one tenure-track position beginning Fall 2019 at the Assistant Professor level. We are recruiting in the areas of crime, deviance, and incarceration. Although we are open to all methodological approaches, the department has additional teaching needs in the statistics curriculum. Candidates who are interested in such teaching should identify this in their application.

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Tenure Track​ in Anthropology - Assistant Professor, Language, Culture and Health

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire a scholar at the Assistant Professor level for Fall 2019 with specialization in the study of language and culture in relation to medicine, illness and health.  The Department is seeking a linguistic anthropologist whose qualifications include a broad range of experience in research and teaching to complement our growing program in medical anthropology and global health.  Additional qualification of the successful candidate will include evidence of experience in one or more of the following areas:  the analysis of linguistic interaction and discourse in the construction of illness narratives and diagnosis, healer-patient interaction, the sociocultural and communicative aspects of pain, suffering, and care; language and power; the intersection of health disparities and racio-linguistic ideologies; and the role of language as it impacts access to care in the globalizing health care industry.

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Director of External Affairs and Communication

Direct External Affairs team and collaborate with Development and Student Success teams to promote the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), along with its constituent departments, centers and institutes, to internal and external constituents, by advancing visibility to positively affect enrollment, student success, research visibility and impact, alumni loyalty and contributions, and revenues.

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