The College of Social and 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 listed in the link below and look forward to hearing from you! We currently have the following positions available within the College:
Assistant Director - SBS Pathways Center
The Assistant Director of the SBS Pathways Center directs the day-to-day operation of SBS Exploratory Track advising and assists the Assistant Dean of Advising with planing and execution of operations related to the SBS Advising Network. The Assistant Director also works with SBS Career and Professional Development to co-supervise the Peer Advising Intern program, which supports all SBS students. Qualified candidates will have a Master's in the social sciences, higher education, or a closely related field and three years of experience in advising or promoting student success.
Government Agency Engagement Coordinator - Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS)
Hybrid opportunity. The Government Agency Engagement Coordinator assists the CBIKS Government Agencies Working Group to develop and implement knowledge transfer trainings and coordinates with federal, state, and tribal agencies. The role involves the development of training materials, as well as using instructional design methods to develop assessment tools for effective learning outcomes. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience.
Data Management Coordinator - Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS)
Hybrid opportunity. The Data Management Coordinator is responsible for data management, assists in knowledge base website development, and assists the Data Sovereignty Working Group with Traditional Knowledge (TK) labels. Essential functions include serving as the point person for research data collection and management; creating data-based reports and presentations for the Center; and managing the Center's online knowledge base. Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor's degree with experience in data collection, reporting, and analysis. Experience with Drupal is preferred, but not required.
Science Communication Specialist - Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS)
Hybrid opportunity. The Communication Specialist assists the Storywork Working Group in developing and distributing informal science education materials. The role involved translating research into visually appealing and digestible media that meet the Center's strategic goals for communication and education. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree and experience creating illustrations for graphic novels or comic book-style materials.
Teacher Training & Curriculum Design Coordinator - Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS)
Hybrid opportunity. The Teacher Training and Curriculum Design Coordinator assists the CBIKS Formal and Informal Science Education Working Group and the CBIKS Training Scientists Working Group to develop and implement high-quality formal education activities that advance the Center's goals for education. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's in education with experience in curriculum development and K-12 teacher training.
Business Manager/Accountant I - Department of Communication
The Business Manager/Accountant I provides comprehensive financial management and administration to ensure the smooth operation of department business functions. Essential functions include but are not limited to: providing fiscal support for actions including purchasing, contracts, travel, equipment, and office supplies; prepare department budget allocations for each fiscal year; oversee and report on the financial status of department accounts; and create and maintain a budget-tracking tool to assure compliance with university, state, and federal policies and procedures. Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma and three years of experience in financial administration.
Lecturer of Writing & Public Speaking - Department of Communication
The Department of Communication is seeking a full-time Lecturer in writing/composition and speech, with a particular interest in candidates grounded in rhetoric and composition. Candidates with experience in teaching writing and/or public speaking from a social sciences and/or humanities perspective are welcomed to apply, especially those with innovative approaches to teaching, as well as those who emphasize both skill-building and engaged citizenship. The initial appointment is for one year, beginning on Sept. 1, 2024, with the potential for reappointment contingent on funding and performance.
Associate Director of Finance - Department of Economics
The Associate Director of Finance provides comprehensive financial management and administration to ensure the smooth operation of department business functions. Essential duties include: budgetary planning for the department; forecasting long- and short-term budget projections to ensure appropriate financial coverage; providing financial oversight of accounts to ensure accuracy and compliance; investigating financial issues; and providing assistance for faculty, staff, and students regarding policies and procedures. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree with four years of relevant financial or business management experience, or an Associate's degree with six years of relevant experience.
Assistant Professor, Economic History - Department of Economics
The Department of Economics is accepting applications for a tenure-track appointment expected to start on Sept. 1, 2024 at the level of assistant professor with a primary research focus on economic history. Complementary fields are open and could include labor, education, health, gender, industrial organization, political economy, macroeconomics, stratification, development, environment/energy/climate, or other fields. The faculty members currently within the department work in diverse areas from both heterodox and mainstream approaches.
Lecturer - Department of Economics
The Department of Economics is seeking a full-time Lecturer who will teach three undergraduate classes per semester. The Department is particularly interested in applicants capable of teaching a broad variety of courses, but especially environmental economics, labor economics, European economic history, and other courses as needed. This position will start on January 28, 2024.
Open-Rank Tenure-Track Professor - Department of Journalism
The Department of Journalism is accepting applications for an open-rank, tenure-track professor position set to begin on Sept. 1, 2024. The ideal candidate will constructively bridge the worlds of journalism studies and practice, and contribute to our goal of providing an education that reflects and is responsive to our entire student body and the diverse industries in which they will become leaders. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of outstanding academic or creative scholarship, as well as evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to service.
Lecturer - UMass Poll, Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track Lecturer position beginning in September 2024. We are looking for a scholar whose research addresses fundamental questions about the health, quality, and future of the American democratic system, including those who study the U.S. from a comparative context. This position will also serve as a core contributor to the UMass Poll, with responsibility for mentoring and directing graduate and undergraduate research fellows and assisting with survey design, social media outreach, and website development and maintenance.
Horowitz Professor/Endowed Chair - Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science seeks an established scholar at the full or advanced associate professor rank for the Leonard J. Horowitz Professorship in Latin American Politics and Studies. The department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in comparative politics who can build on the department's past and current strengths in interdisciplinary scholarship. Innovative scholars working in the areas of contentious politics, gender and sexualities, race and ethnicity, indigeneity and colonialism, political economy and development, environmental politics, violence, democracy, and authoritarianism are encouraged to apply.
Assistant Professor, Health Economics - Department of Resource Economics
Applicants are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, expected to start on Sept. 1, 2024. Applicants should have a research focus in the area of health economics. This role is expected to develop a nationally-recognized research agenda to add to the Department's growing health economics research focus. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in microeconomics, econometrics, managerial economics, and/or health economics.
Admissions Counselor - School of Public Policy
Hybrid opportunity. The School of Public Policy Admissions Counselor supports all aspects of the multi-deadline application and pre-enrollment processes for the School's graduate programs, supporting the conversion of domestic and international applicants to enrolled students. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree and one year of administrative experience.
Associate Director, Public Interest Technology (PIT) - School of Public Policy
PIT@UMass is an all-campus initiative working to promote social responsibility in the work of our students, faculty, and communities. The Associate Director, housed in the School of Public Policy, works to advance the initiative's presence and collaborations on and off campus by growing research connections and spearheading the development of new academic opportunities for graduate students, including the development of a graduate certificate program open to all majors. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, academic year position with funding for compensation during non-semester time in Winter and Summer, with the expectation of 1-2 courses taught per year.
Lecturer - Data Analytics & Computational Social Science (DACSS)
DACSS seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer of computational social science. Successful candidates will be expected to offer three unique in-person, online, or multimodal courses each year (six total sections), including one of the four DACSS core courses covering topics in data science, quantitative analysis, research design, and data visualization; and at least one technical elective covering topics such as text, networks, machine learning, surveys, experiments, simulations, and advanced quantitative analysis. This is a full-time, one-year position, with the expectation of reappointment contingent upon funding and performance, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2024.
Graduate Program Manager - Department of Sociology
Hybrid opportunity. The Graduate Program Manager provides leadership and direction for the Sociology PhD program by supporting administration, student progress, and excellence. Essential functions include (but are not limited to): providing diplomatic problem solving and leadership in the administrative and operational functions of the PhD program; advising PhD students on academic requirements for completing the program; develop and manage PhD student events and recruitment efforts; and manage the graduate program web pages. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's and one year of relevant experience.
Assistant Professor, Gender/Feminisms, Ethnography, and the Global South - Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position to begin September 1, 2024. The preferred candidate will be an advanced assistant professor with a specialization in gender/feminisms, ethnography, and the global south. Highly-qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration under exceptional circumstances. The selected candidate will typically teach a 12-hour credit load, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and perform service duties for the department, college, and university.
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Sociology
Joya Misra and Jessica Pearlman are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to engage in a large-scale multimethod project aimed at better understanding the pathways and challenges experienced by diverse STEM higher education leaders. The goal of the project is to understand how racialized and gendered organizations lead to differential access to leadership by race, gender, nationality, and other factors. The postdoc will work closely with the team to develop the sample, field and analyze a nationally representative survey, develop the interview protocol, and code and analyze the interview data.
Lecturer - Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology is seeking a one-year, non-tenure-track lecturer to teach a variety of on-campus, in-person courses, beginning September 1, 2024. Candidates with specialties in race, gender, sexuality, and deviance are especially encouraged to apply. Potential courses for the academic year will likely include large introductory courses, statistics, and specialized courses in the areas of race and racism, deviance, and gender. The initial appointment is for one year, with anticipated reappointments for the first four years and the possibility of continuing reappointment under union-bargaining guidelines.
For a list of all open positions within the University, please visit the UMass Human Resources webpage.