The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a social scientist, human service professional, or public policy or education professional whose research focuses on practice and public policy issues addressing the needs of excluded populations, fill a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin September 1, 2014.
Established in 2012, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development and its two graduate programs seek to develop leaders in global inclusion and social development – professionals with transdisciplinary knowledge regarding the interaction of wellness, and social and economic development within excluded populations. Applicants will be expected to have demonstrated skills and achievements in research, teaching and community-capacity development. The school addresses the needs of populations excluded due to other reasons and conditions, such as gender, age, disabilities, ethnic and/or cultural biases and social and economic inequality.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in social/welfare/ public policy, organizational development, systemic change, sociology, disability studies, rehabilitation, education or other social science or related fields and clear evidence of excellence in or potential for excellence in both research and teaching. We are looking for someone with research expertise in one or more of the following areas: health and wellness; problem prevention and promotion of wellness in diverse settings; evidence-based practice; inclusive strategies; community capacity development, organizational and/or systemic change, program effectiveness and research on pressing social issues with clear practice and/or policy implications. Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of both qualitative and quantitative research methods; advanced knowledge of and skills in one or both types of methodologies is preferred. Additionally, candidates should have a program of inquiry and program development that has attracted significant external funding or, in the case of more junior individuals, has the promise to do so. Excellence in teaching and publications is essential. The successful candidate is expected to teach core graduate courses in the area of global inclusion and social development and graduate electives in his or her specialty.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter describing their research and teaching interests online.
Send (p)reprints of publications and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin in December 2013 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website at www.umb.edu/academics/sgisd.
UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.