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Assistant Professor (Gerontology)

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Gerontology
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The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites qualified persons to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position to join our faculty beginning September 1, 2022.

The Department of Gerontology is situated in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse campuses in the Northeast region of the U.S. The University of Massachusetts Boston and the Department of Gerontology have a strong commitment to social justice and inclusion. The Department strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.

Areas of specialization include a program of research focusing on population aging and health disparities, with a focus on older adults and their families who are from under-served communities. Health is broadly defined for this position, and includes cognitive health, mental and physical health, and behavioral health. The successful candidate will contribute to UMass Boston’s anti-racist and health promotion mission. The research portfolio should be directly related to these critical concerns, including racial justice, disparities, and inequality.

All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding or the potential for generating external funding. Candidates should have strong research skills that enable them to contribute to the methods and statistics training core. Candidates should be prepared to teach across our undergraduate, online masters, and doctoral programs. The person who fills this position will be a Fellow in the Gerontology Institute and may also have an affiliation with the Center for Social and Demographic Research in Aging and the LeadingAge LTSS Center, both located within the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston. Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in one of the following fields: gerontology, nursing, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, demography, health economics, social work, public health or an interdisciplinary program. Applicants with terminal degrees in other fields will also be considered.

Application instructions:

To apply, submit online a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Finalists may be asked to submit examples of written work at the appropriate time.

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the search committee Co-Chairs, Professor Edward Miller (edward.miller@umb.edu) and Professor Jan Mutchler (jan.mutchler@umb.edu ). Review of applications begins November 22, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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