The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to join our faculty beginning September 1, 2023.
Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in one of the following fields: public administration, public policy, political science or any other relevant social science program. Candidates should have strong research skills that enable them to contribute to the methods and/or statistics training core curriculum. Areas of specialization include a program of research primarily situated in public administration that focuses on budgeting, finance, leadership, human resource management, performance management, and/or science and technology. The Department welcomes experts in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. 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 successful candidate will be expected to contribute to UMass Boston’s anti-racist and health promotion mission. 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 nationally ranked Master’s of Public Administration program and in the well-established Ph.D. in public policy program. 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. The University of Massachusetts Boston and the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs have a strong commitment to social justice and inclusion. The Department strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.
The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs provides a rich interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment. The Department houses two graduate degree programs: the NASPAA accredited Master’s of Public Administration and the Ph.D. in public policy which has existed for almost three decades. 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 McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies equips future leaders with tools to advance smart, effective and accountable government, promote democratic discourse, remedy injustices, and catalyze change to improve the lives of our neighbors, communities, states, nations, and beyond. Our students, faculty, and staff are known for cutting-edge research and practice with local, national, and global impact. By engaging policymakers, decision makers, and community members, we help shape effective policies that create a more equitable, sustainable, and peaceful 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 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 and teaching effectiveness at the appropriate time.
Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Michael Ahn (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin November 9th, 2022 and continue 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.