School of Public Policy - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Three Positions)

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School of Public Policy - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Three Positions)

Job no: 502946
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Public Policy & Administration
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, is home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. It boasts a world-class faculty committed to performance and growth in scholarship, opportunity, diversity and inclusion. It is a research intensive, land-grant institution with growing research expenditures currently totaling more than $195 million annually. Further information about the University's strategic plan can be found on the Chancellor's Office website. For more information about the University of Massachusetts community, please visit

Job Description:

The UMass Amherst School of Public Policy invites applications for three tenure system faculty positions expected to start on September 1, 2020. Two faculty position openings are at the level of Assistant Professor. The third faculty position is open with respect to rank (at either Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level). Areas of interest include public or nonprofit management; social policy; technology and governance; and environmental and climate policy. Competitive candidates should be able to teach courses in policy analysis, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, nonprofit management, or public management. These three position openings build on existing faculty strength and are the first phase of the School of Public Policy’s multi-year hiring plan.

The School of Public Policy offers a 37-credit Master of Public Policy and a 48-credit Master of Public Policy and Administration degree, and is launching an undergraduate major in Public Policy. It is located at UMass Amherst, an R1 research university that is the flagship campus in the University of Massachusetts system.

Minimum Requirements:

Successful candidates will exhibit promise in scholarly publishing, a commitment to professional education, and a willingness to contribute to the growth of the School of Public Policy. Applicants must have earned a PhD in public policy or administration, or a closely related social science discipline, by the starting date of the appointment.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three samples of written work, evidence of quality teaching (such as summaries of teaching evaluations and/or a teaching statement), and contact information for at least three references. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses past contributions to or future plans for inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.

Applicants are required to apply through the UMass online application system, unless unable to do so. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Professor Jane Fountain, the search committee chair, at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2019, 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 career and degree.

Advertised: Sep 24 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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Posted: 9/26/2019
Application Due: 10/31/2019
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