School of Public Policy - 2 Assistant Professors/Public Policy - Open Discipline

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Location
UMass Amherst

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Job no: 509331
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: School of Public Policy
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

About UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts 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 College Consortium (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

UMass Amherst is home to over 24,000 undergraduate and more than 7,400 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 an R1 research intensive, land-grant institution with growing research expenditures currently totaling more than $223 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 https://www.umass.edu/prospective-faculty/.

Job Description

The UMass Amherst School of Public Policy invites applications for two tenure system faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor expected to start on September 1, 2022. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. SPP faculty research and teaching interests include international/comparative, federal, state, and local levels. Areas of interest for the search include public or nonprofit management; social policy; technology and governance; and sustainability, environmental and climate policy. We encourage in particular applications from candidates whose work foregrounds concerns around racial justice and equity (including from intersectional perspectives) within the above areas of interest. Competitive candidates should be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and master’s levels in policy analysis, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, nonprofit management, or public administration and management. These two position openings build on existing faculty strength and are the second 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.

Minimum Requirements

Successful candidates will exhibit promise in scholarly publishing, a commitment to public policy and management 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 the following materials:

  1. A letter of interest addressed to Professor Alasdair Roberts, Director, School of Public Policy, Thompson Hall, 200 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003 USA
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Up to three samples of written work
  4. Evidence of quality teaching (such as summaries of teaching evaluations and/or a teaching statement
  5. Names and contact information for three professional references

In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses the candidate’s skills, experiences and commitment to: teaching and mentoring diverse and historically underrepresented student populations, professional service that assists in achieving equity, inclusion, and diversity, and how the candidate’s past or future research addresses fundamental questions important to an increasingly diverse and global society.

Applicants are required to apply through the UMass online application system, unless unable to do so. Any questions about the position may be sent to: Alasdair Roberts, Director, School of Public Policy at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2021, 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: Jul 21 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Organization

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.

 

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