Associate Director of Graduate Program/Lecturer

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Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (, an interdisciplinary department in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, seeks an Associate Director for its Graduate Program to begin September 1, 2018.

Appointed at Lecturer rank (non-tenure track, initial two-year appointment with renewal for a continuing appointment based on performance), the Assistant Director should have strong administrative skills and experience. Position includes a 2-2 teaching load plus administrative responsibilities for student advising, mentoring, organizing events, and professional development; program development and outreach throughout the university and Five Colleges; and recruitment on campus and nationally for the Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies and for a proposed Ph.D. program.

Doctorate in a WGSS-related field preferred; ABD required. Hiring preferences: strong record in program development, administration, teaching, and advising; excellent communication skills, including with social media; self-starter with project management experience; and ability to work with staff and faculty team.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

To apply, please submit a CV, letter of interest, writing sample, and two sample syllabi (one for an introductory WGSS course) online at:

In addition, please send three letters of recommendation to [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the university's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.




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Job No: ADGP
Posted: 3/22/2018
Application Due: 4/23/2018
Work Type:
Salary: commensurate with experience