Assistant Professor, Global Inclusion & Social Development
The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2017. The new faculty member will be a social scientist with expertise in building socially inclusive communities at the local, national and global level, and a track record of teaching and externally-funded research (or, in the case of junior individuals, initial success and further promise to attract external funding) in one of the following fields: (1) Leadership, management and organizational studies: Applicants in this field should have a PhD in leadership, management, organizational studies or another social science with externally-funded research focused in one or more of these areas. The faculty member should be prepared to teach graduate courses such as: (1) Leadership in Global Inclusion and Social Development (2) Strategies for Systemic Change, and (3) Ethics and Professionalism in Global Inclusion and Social Development. The ideal applicant will have a research interest in non-profit organizations, leadership development, community organizing and/or systemic change. (2) Social policy, inequality and exclusion: Applicants in this field should have a PhD in social policy, population studies, sociology, international development or another social science with externally-funded research focused on social policy to address inequality and exclusion. The faculty member in this field should be prepared to teach the graduate Innovations Seminar, as well as other core courses in the MA and PhD programs. The ideal applicant will have research interests in strategies for including socially marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded populations in the economic, social and cultural realms of society. The new faculty member is expected to teach core graduate courses and graduate electives in her or his specialty, as well as advise MA and PhD students, secure external support for research and be engaged in service to the school, university and community. SGISD faculty members are also expected to be actively involved in student recruitment. An earned doctorate is required, as well as clear evidence of excellence in both research and teaching. The ideal candidate will have (1) a program of inquiry that has attracted significant external funding or, in the case of junior individuals, initial success and further promise to attract external funding, (2) research expertise on pressing social issues with clear practice and/or policy implications, (3) demonstrated interest and skill in building socially inclusive organizations and communities, (4) excellent command of both quantitative and qualitative research methods (advanced skills in quantitative methodologies is highly desirable), and (5) teaching experience at the graduate level. Bi/multilingual competence is also desirable. Additional Information: The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development is an innovative school established in 2013, which focuses on developing leaders in the area of inclusion. Operating under a transdisciplinary model, the school develops leaders in global inclusion and social development, professionals with transdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of the interrelationship of wellness, economic and social development, and social inclusion in the context of globalization. The open faculty position is specifically in the MA and PhD Programs in Global Inclusion and Social Development, which has concentrations in (1) Transnational, Cultural and Community Studies, (2) Human Rights, (3) Gerontology, (4) Disability Studies, and (5) an individualized plan of study. A concentration in Non-Profit Management will be added in the near future. Our graduates have skills in leadership, community organizing, strategic planning, systemic change and social innovation, related to building socially inclusive communities. Our programs focus particularly on removing institutional barriers to inclusion, drawing on the strengths, needs, and aspirations of populations who experience exclusion due to structural inequalities. For more information about the SGISD, please visit www.umb.edu/academics/sgisd To apply, upload a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research and teaching interests, two publications, and the names and email addresses of three references. Application review will begin in February 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the SGISD, please visit www.umb.edu/academics/sgisd The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. 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