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.

Associate Director, Administration & Finance, School of Public Policy, Full-time

The Associate Director for Administration and Finance will partner with the Director in the overall administrative and operational management of the School.

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Communications Manager, School of Public Policy, Full-time

The School of Public Policy (SPP) is accepting applications for a full-time communications manager. The chosen candidate will be responsible for management of School of Public Policy's external communications and alumni relations and for writing for a variety of media, both printed and electronic, including feature stories for SPP publications such as newsletters, brochures, annual reports and the SPP website and social media.

Academic Advisor, Department of Economics, Part-time

Provide academic advising and assist with undergraduate program administration in the Department of Economics. The Academic Advisor will work with the Chief Undergraduate Advisor, Undergraduate Program Director, faculty, staff, and students to improve the undergraduate experience through the planning and implementation of new initiatives, existing programs and events, and the creation of a warm and welcoming environment to enhance student success.  This position is 87% time, or 32.5 hours a week.

Lecturer in Strategic Communications, Department of Journalism

The Journalism Department is accepting applications for a full-time non-tenure track Lecturer in Strategic Communications to begin on September 1, 2018. The chosen candidate will have wide latitude to shape a strategic communication curriculum and design new courses in concert with the departmental curriculum committee and department chair. The Lecturer will be responsible for teaching three course sections during the fall semester and three course sections during the spring semester. The initial appointment is for two academic years, with the possibility of reappointment contingent upon performance and funding availability.

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Assistant Professor, Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with research and teaching in Global Security to start in September 2018. The Department welcomes applications from political scientists and scholars in closely related fields and is open to all methodological approaches. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in the Department's graduate and undergraduate programs, including Introduction to World Politics. Salary and credit towards tenure will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Assistant Professor, Sociology & School of Public Policy

This position is set to begin in September 2018. Seeking a candidate whose research is informed by organizational studies/theory and relates to areas of interest within sociology, public policy, public management or nonprofit management. A completed PhD in Sociology, Public Policy, Management, Organization Theory or a related discipline is required by the start of the appointment.

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