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Assistant Professor Gerontology

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The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to hire a qualified person to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position to join our faculty on September 1, 2018. The department is building on its strengths in the broad area of aging and health. 

The position requires that applicants have an earned doctorate in one of the following fields, gerontology, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, demography, economics, social work, nursing, or political science. Applicants with terminal degrees in other fields will also be considered. Successful candidates will have demonstrated expertise in mental health and aging, physical health and aging, and/or health disparities in later life. Other areas of aging and health expertise will be considered, including health policy and/or basic health research. All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding or the potential for external funding. Candidates should have strong quantitative research skills and be able to contribute to our methods and statistics core. Candidates should be prepared to teach in our doctoral program, as well as in our online Master's degree program and the new Global Aging and Life Course Studies undergraduate major. 


To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references online. 

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to search committee co-chairs Kathrin Boerner ([email protected]) or Jeff Burr ([email protected]). Review of applications begins January 15, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

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. 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. 




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Posted: 9/28/2017
Application Due: 11/27/2017
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