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Assistant Professor - Leadership in Education

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Assistant Professor - Leadership in Education

Job no: 506548
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Leadership in Education
Date opened: 13 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

The Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor, to begin September 1, 2021. Candidates’ research agendas should focus on one or more of the following areas: 1) intercollegiate athletics and sport leadership with a focus on equity and social justice, using a range of methodological approaches, 2) quantitative approaches to examining educational experiences, identity development, and outcomes for students of color, particularly Black students, and/or 3) finance and financial aid in relation to inequality in higher education, through a quantitative lens. We are especially interested in candidates who use critical research methods in their work and/or have experience with community-based participatory action research.

Faculty are responsible for teaching, research, and service that enhance CEHD’s community-engaged mission. Responsibilities include: 1) undergraduate courses in the Sport Leadership and Administration Program and/or teaching graduate courses in the Higher Education Program, including quantitative research methods courses and/or; 2) conducting research that is relevant to the field of higher education and/or intercollegiate athletics and sport leadership; 3) advising students and serving on dissertation committees; and 4) contributing service to the university, college, department, and program committees, to professional associations, and to local, national, and/or international communities. The College recognizes that the scholarly work of faculty often includes the integration of teaching, research, and service.

Application instructions:

Submit the following materials online:

  • a letter of interest that: 1) describes the applicant’s research agenda; 2) explains how the applicant’s research and scholarship contribute to policy, theory, and practice in the field of intercollegiate athletics and sport leadership and/or higher education; and 3) indicates how the applicant’s teaching philosophy fits with a an equity-minded sport leadership undergraduate program and/or practitioner-focused doctoral program, as well as the mission of the College and University;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • three samples of scholarship published in academic venues such as peer-reviewed journals, academic books, and conference proceedings, or scholarly artifacts in the form of reports, digital publications, blog posts, policy briefs, among other products;
  • names and contact information for three academic references.

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. John Saltmarsh ([email protected]).

Application review will begin on October 31st, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications close:




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Posted: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 1/12/2021
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