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Visiting Assistant Professor

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Leadership in Education
Pay Grade: No Pay Grade
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The Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks applicants for a non-tenure-track one-year position as a visiting assistant professor, to begin September 1, 2022. Of particular interest are candidates with scholarly expertise in educational equity and qualitative research. Candidates’ teaching agendas should focus on organizational theory and change in higher education.

Faculty are responsible for teaching, advising, and service that enhances CEHD’s community-engaged mission. Responsibilities include: 1) teaching two graduate courses per semester in the Leadership in Education Department, including doctoral courses on organizational theory, and qualitative research methods; 2) advising pre-dissertation doctoral students; and 3) contributing service to university, college, department, and program committees.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in higher education, urban education, or a related field (awarded prior to 9/1/2022) and experience or promise in research and teaching.

The department and CEHD are especially interested in candidates with sustained engagement with communities of color. Scholars of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Leadership in Education Department provides a dynamic environment for faculty to conduct nationally recognized research, particularly in areas related to access, equity, organizational change, international/comparative education, public policy, and community engagement. The department enrolls a racially and ethnically diverse population of full-time students who are education professionals with a variety of backgrounds and work experiences. The curriculum focuses on preparing education leaders, researchers, and policy analysts who are committed to fostering and facilitating change in a social justice framework. For details, visit: https://education.umb.edu/about/leadership.

UMass Boston (www.umb.edu), the only public university in Boston, is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. Across more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs, the university enrolls more than 16,000 students who make up the most diverse student population in New England, with 54% of students identifying as Students of Color. UMass Boston is home to more than 50 research centers and institutes, which contribute substantially to public policy formulation in areas such as health care, education, environmental affairs, economic development, and social well-being.

To Apply: Submit the following materials online:  

  • a letter of interest that: 1) describes the applicant’s teaching agenda; 2) explains how the applicant’s scholarship contributes to policy, theory, and/or practice in education; and 3) indicates how the applicant’s teaching philosophy fits with practitioner-focused doctoral programs and the mission of the College and University   
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information for three academic references

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Amy Collinsworth (amy.collinsworth@umb.edu)

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. 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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The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

UMass Boston normally does not provide H-1B visa sponsorship for non-academic positions.

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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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