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Instructional Media Specialist I Institute Community Inclusion
The Instructional Media Specialist I will, under the guidance of the ICI Senior Instructional Media Manager and in consultation with Subject Matter Experts, develop, design, and edit numerous online learning activities and online learning development projects, as well as various writing and assessment needs across Institute for Community Inclusion media projects. The incumbent must ensure that all materials produced are accessible to all learners. The incumbent will work across projects and will support the integration of web-based tools, and online learning strategies into project and ICI activities. S/he will identify opportunities for the expansion of online learning; and will work in a team capacity with the Senior Instructional Media Manager to accomplish goals related to grants and other online learning and web-based initiatives.
Data Manager (Stone Living Lab) SFE - Dean's Office
The Stone Living Lab (, a multi-institution partnership researching coastal defense in the face of sea level rise, seeks a data manager to work with its scientists at UMass Boston. As the Stone Living Lab (SLL) pursues its scientific mission, the principal investigators (PIs) and students involved are generating a wealth of data in a wide variety of formats. In order to maximize the use of our data across multiple lab groups, we are seeking a data manager to help us curate, manage, and make publicly accessible our data in a way that obeys FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse) best practices. We are seeking someone who will work with the PIs and associated researchers with the creation, organization, and maintenance of the SLL data management process as well as generation of public-facing products using this data. Further, we hope to host our data on either the Environmental Data Repository ( or Data One (, to provide long-term public availability, robust metadata generation, and open APIs.
Assistant Professor- (Urban Planning & Community Development) Urban Planning&Community Dev
The Department of Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to serve as the lead scholar for its newly created urban transportation planning and policy-making concentration. Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in urban planning (a professional planning degree is also preferred), a history of external research funding activity, a strong publication record in leading transportation and related planning journals, a well-thought out teaching strategy and exceptional teaching evaluations if experienced), and a record of successful collaboration with public transportation agencies, commuter organizations, and alternative transportation groups (i.e. bicyclists and pedestrians) on important transportation policy issues.
Financial Research Admin I-IV Research & Sponsored Programs
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Post Award Services in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), the Financial Research Administrator will be responsible for a portfolio of awards from various funding agencies with major duties to include bill plan set-up; billing; payment processing; accounts receivable; post-award management; sub-recipient monitoring; and closeout of sponsored funding awards.
Network Engineer IT Comm & Infrastructure Serv
Working in a team environment, the Network Engineer is responsible for assisting in the development and design of University networks, as well as the day-to-day management and health of such networks, including network analysis and design, configuration and deployment, related performance testing, maintenance and management of network growth and capacity, and network security administration. The incumbent is responsible for all network related reports, performing security risk assessments and assisting in the development and implementation of network policies and procedures, as well as in the growth, service and expansion of the university network.  The incumbent will adhere to prescribed industry guidelines and standards for data networks. The position may require work at nights and on weekends in support of network activities, emergencies and events.
Program Coordinator (Psychology) Psychology
The Program Coordinator will serve the Departments of Psychology, within the College of Liberal Arts, in the administration of a graduate program and program spending. The incumbent will assist the Graduate Program Director of the Psychology Department’s Developmental and Brain Sciences (DBS) PhD Program with student recruitment, program marketing, student assistantship and other employment contracts, and program purchasing.
Assistant Professor- Urban Planning & Community Development Urban Planning&Community Dev
The Department of Urban Planning and Community Development (UPCD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Community Economic Development to serve as its lead researcher, instructor, and advisor in the area of local economic development planning. Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in urban planning( a professional planning degree is also preferred), a strong publication record in leading economic development or related planning journals, a history of successful external funding activity, a strong publication record in leading transportation and related planning journals, a well-thought out teaching strategy and exceptional teaching evaluations if experienced), and a record of successful collaboration with community-based organizations, trade unions, local business associations and local/state/federal agencies committed to advancing innovative forms of community-based enterprise, workforce development and green and blue jobs initiatives in economically distressed communities.
Assistant Professor- School for the Environment SFE - Dean's Office
The School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Justice to begin September 1, 2024. We invite scholars to apply who study the systemic, racist and colonialist policies and practices and the mechanisms through which these result in disproportionate environmental burdens placed on those with the least political power.
Community Service Officer Public Safety
A Community Service Officer (CSO) is an unarmed, uniformed security position, and is a non-sworn (civilian) member of the UMass Boston Police Department (UMBPD). With a strong emphasis on community engagement, CSO’s are responsible for performing a variety of duties to assist the (UMBPD) with its campus safety and community policing efforts. CSO’s assist UMBPD to make connections between students, faculty, staff, and other members of the community. The incumbent of this position enforces university policy, by-laws, the student code of conduct, and performs other non-criminal police related duties such as: community engagement and outreach; patrolling the campus on foot and/or be assigned to a designated post; provides direction, general information, and resources to the public, issuing parking tickets; performing walking escorts; respond to non-criminal complaints, building checks and other duties assigned. CSO’s are essential employees that do not carry firearms and have no powers of arrest.
Departmental Research Administrator (I-III) (Psychology) Psychology
The UMass Boston “Department Research Administrator” job family of positions (levels 1 through 4) are the core department/college-based administrators responsible for working directly with our research faculty and staff on grant development and preparation, and with the day-to-day financial oversight of all funded awards. Our campus’ external research activities are coordinated within teams. This specific position will work within the team that is assigned to the Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Management, reporting to the Deans of all three colleges, and the Associate Vice Provost for Research and Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The focus area of this position will mostly be within the college of CLA and the Department of Psychology.
Finance Systems Access & Security Analyst Controller's Office
As a key member of the Controller’s office team, The Financial Systems Access and Security Analyst plays a vital role in keeping UMass Boston’s proprietary and sensitive data secure. They will work inter-departmentally as well as UMass system-wide to identify and correct systems issues and provide access while recommending specific measures that improve the university’s internal business processes. The Finance Systems Access and Security Specialist is responsible for the administration of finance systems security access, development of analytical reports, and technical solutions for complex financial business processes.  This position requires interaction with many academic and financial areas of the campus and colleagues of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office (UITS, UPST, UIA, etc.).
Research and Knowledge Translation Associate II Institute Community Inclusion
The Research and Knowledge Translation (KT) Associate II will collaborate with an established team of Principal Investigators, researchers and policy staff implementing multiple national projects focusing on the employment of people with disabilities who are involved in public employment services. The incumbent will ensure that an understanding of the lived experience of gaining, retaining, and advancing in employment by people with disabilities is a central part of the research and knowledge translation activities. Expected tasks include participating in qualitative and/or quantitative research protocols, such as interviewing and analyzing data, designing processes and products to assist practitioners to modify practices based upon lived experience narratives, and to create a dynamic portfolio of products with and for people with disabilities who may pursue employment services. Occasional nation-wide travel may be required.
Bursar Bursar's Office
The Bursar reports to the Controller and is responsible for the billing, collection and refunding of student tuition and fee revenues ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations, policies, and procedures. The Bursar assumes responsibility for the strategic use and development of system technologies to support and enhance the objectives of the Administration & Finance team and provides leadership, training, and guidance for staff in promoting sound business practices that assist in the accurate and timely collection of money as well as required accounting. The Bursar is an integral member of the Controller’s team, working closely with the treasury and accounting units. Additionally, provides the controller with potential policy considerations and long-range strategic goals to further service the goals of the office and University. Independent thought, judgement, and personal initiative in completing required and assigned tasks is required for success.
Sr. Accountant / Sr. Analyst (Property/Fixed Assets) Controller's Office
The Senior Accountant/Sr. Analyst reports to the Associate Controller and is responsible for a variety of accounting functions that support the production of financial statements that are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The position also assists in the monthly, quarterly and fiscal year close of the general ledger along with the annual General Purpose and Uniform Guidance audits. Recommends updates to business processes as needed and provides ongoing training for staff. The position requires interaction with many academic and financial areas of the campus and colleagues of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office. It requires expertise in the university accounting system, standard accounting practices and procedures, as well as knowledge of the many Federal, State, and Trustee regulations, policies and procedures.
Organizational Development Manager Athletics
The Organizational Development Manager will have responsibility for carrying out talent development and human resource duties for the department of Athletics & Recreation. The Organizational Development Manager will assist in work to further an inclusive culture. The incumbent will prepare human resources related forms and materials for employees of Athletics & Recreation to ensure that employees are paid accurately and to ensure proper funding for positions; ensure the department meets deadlines for annual performance appraisals, follows appropriate guidelines around hiring practices and will also perform payroll and other personal management duties, including entering time for staff and students, when appropriate. Under the direction of the Deputy Athletic Director for Internal Operations/Sr. Woman Administrator, the incumbent will be responsible for designing and coordinating professional development opportunities for staff, ensuring all employment searches meet the requirements of the institution and administrative tasks and services to support the effective and efficient human resources operations of the Athletics & Recreation department. The professional will also be responsible for advancing efforts for inclusive hiring practices and retention efforts by helping to shape and further the goals of the department’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts around talent management
Program Coordinator for Student Activities & Programs Student Life Office
The Program Coordinator for the Office of Student Activities will assist with the development, implementation, and assessment of programs, services, and initiatives that enhance student learning and the overall student experience, creating a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment for all students on a 24/7 campus. The Program Coordinator will directly oversee and supervise the activities of the Student Arts and Events Council Program Board, including the management of student employees and their programming budget. The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for many large scale and late night events offered by the office such as (but not limited to) the Beacon Awards, Beacons @ Night Programming Series, Senior Programming, and Welcome Week. The Program Coordinator will assist in developing and delivering programs and services that engage, connect, and support students at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Business Manager CEHD - Dean's Office
The Business Manager and Grants Administrator for the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) will support faculty and staff from the college with research grant support services and grant funded project management. Understanding the unique processes involved in the overall research effort, the incumbent will process research proposals, awards, and transactions related to grant/contract management; will maintain grant/contract records in compliance with university and research sponsored policies; and will assist with preparing and submitting programmatic reports. The incumbent will also assist the principal investigators (PIs) with processing and monitoring project expenditures, ensuring compliance with university policies and procedures, sponsor requirements, and for ensuring the timely completion and processing of appropriate forms for the review of research protocols, compliance progress, and final reports. The incumbent will participate in specialized training activities related to sponsored programs.
Assistant Professor (Anthropology) Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Indigenous cultural anthropology beginning September 1, 2024. Strong preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated relationships and active research in Native North American Indigenous communities (Mexico, United States, Canada).
Lecturer (Rehabilitation Counseling and CSP) Counseling & School Psychology
We are seeking a qualified candidate to join our exceptional faculty on a full-time basis in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston preferably beginning Spring 2024. The position will be located in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology. The candidate will assume a core faculty, non-tenure-track lecturer position (one-year appointment), teaching in the Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s (CACREP accredited) and School Counseling Master’s (MPCAC accredited) degree programs.
Lecturer (Counseling Psychology) Counseling & School Psychology
We are seeking an outstanding candidate to join our faculty in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, beginning Spring 2024. The candidate will assume a 9-month, lecturer non-tenure track appointment (one-year appointment) in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology to teach primarily clinical supervision courses in the master’s and doctoral programs in mental health counseling and counseling psychology, respectively, and will collaborate with the University Health Services Counseling Center to supervise counseling psychology doctoral students in providing counseling services. The Department of Counseling and School Psychology houses two APA accredited Ph.D. programs in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, MPCAC-accredited masters programs in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling, NASP-accredited masters and Ed.S. programs in School Psychology, a graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a B.A. in Sport Leadership and Administration. The Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program prepares professionals in a scientist-practitioner model and has been accredited since 2015. The Department of Counseling and School Psychology provides a dynamic environment for faculty and students to engage in nationally recognized research, especially in areas related to equity issues, systems-level change, LGBTQ health and wellness, social justice, transnational, human rights, and global perspectives.

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