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Assistant Professor (Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance)

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Confl Res Hum Sec & Globl Gov
Pay Grade: 04
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The Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance (CRHSGG) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites qualified applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to join our vibrant, interdisciplinary faculty beginning September 1, 2024.

We are seeking a scholar of critical security studies, broadly defined, who can contribute to and strengthen the core curriculum of the graduate programs in Global Governance and Human Security in CRHSGG. We are particularly interested in candidates whose areas of focus include gender, race, and/or decolonial theory. The position is open to scholars from a range of social sciences, including but not limited to political science, geography, sociology, anthropology, and gender studies, who connect questions of global governance with imperatives for human security. 

We are open to a variety of areas of topical focus within critical security studies broadly understood, to all research methodological strategies, and to either a regional or global focus that complements existing expertise in the department. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in a relevant social science discipline by the date of appointment. Candidates should be prepared to teach in the Global Governance and Human Security core. An ability to contribute to other departmental graduate and undergraduate programs, in International Relations, Conflict Resolution, and Global Affairs, is a plus.

UMass Boston is one of the most diverse campuses in the Northeast region of the U.S. and has a well-established commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion, with an anti-racist and health-promoting mission. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information.

The Department provides a rich environment for interdisciplinary, collaborative research, policy, and practice, and houses multiple degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department also houses two vibrant research Centers (the Center for Peace, Democracy & Development, and the Center for Governance and Sustainability) and has a strong connection with the Center for Women in Public Policy.

To apply: submit through the application portal a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references who may be contacted at later stages of the selection process. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, at  Review of applications begins on October 1st and will continue until the position is filled.  Responses to frequently asked questions and updates on the search will be posted publicly at

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 or 617-287-5150.

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