Assistant Professor (Public Policy and Public Affairs)
Job no: 519925
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Public Policy & Public Affairs
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join our faculty beginning September 1, 2024.
Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree. The Department is especially interested in hiring a candidate with a degree in political science but is open to candidates with relevant related social science degrees such as public policy, international relations, among others. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in racial, disparities, gender inequality and intersectional approaches to inequities, as well as health care and/or climate change risks. The Department emphasizes research specializations in environmental studies, health policy, international and/or comparative expertise on social, economic, and political inequity in this search. A focus on the impact of a transition to a green economy on vulnerable communities is desirable. Candidates should have strong research skills that enable them to contribute to the methods and/or statistics training core curriculum. The Department welcomes experts in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to UMass Boston’s anti-racist and health promotion mission. The Department welcomes scholars who conduct policy-relevant, publicly engaged scholarship and who collaborate with community-based organizations, nonprofits and NGOs, and/or government agencies. 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 be prepared to teach in the well-established Ph.D. in public policy program and in the nationally ranked Master’s of Public Administration program and should be able to contribute to undergraduate teaching in their field of expertise. Experience in designing diverse course syllabi, teaching diverse groups of students and in creating a pedagogical environment that addresses systematic issues of racial disparity, gender inequality, and intersectional inequities, among others, are desirable.
The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs is part of one of the most racially and ethnically diverse campuses in the Northeast region of the U.S. UMass Boston and the Department have a strong commitment to social justice and inclusion and strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.
The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs provides a rich interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment and houses two graduate degree programs: the Ph.D. in public policy which has existed for almost three decades and the NASPAA accredited Master’s of Public Administration. The Department focuses on training public service professionals and future policy scholars in a wide range of social science disciplines and methods. Program graduates work in research positions in academia, governments and nonprofits in the United States and around the world.
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, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable 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.
To apply: submit through the application portal 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 and teaching effectiveness at the appropriate time.
Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Michael Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the HRDirect@umb.edu or 617-287-5150.
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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.
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