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Full-Time Lecturer in Public Health/Public Policy, Gender, Health

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Job no: 507850
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth seeks a full-time lecturer with a strong record in undergraduate teaching and expertise at the intersection of public health, public policy, non-profit/public administration, and health disparities (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, or other areas). Cross-listed courses will support interdisciplinary undergraduate programs in Women and Gender Studies, Health and Society, and Political Science. Initial appointment is for a 2-year contract, with strong possibility for ongoing contract renewal upon successful performance review of teaching, advising, and service.

Starting date is September 1, 2022. The teaching load is 4 preparations per semester for courses across all levels of the curriculum. On-line teaching experience preferred.

Requirements: PhD in Political Science, or in a related social science field. The successful applicant will have a focus on the intersections between public health, public health related policy, non-profit/public administration, and health disparities (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, class) and have demonstrated significant experience in undergraduate teaching. Ph.D. required by start date of Sept. 1, 2022; preferred that applicants have Ph.D. in hand by date of application.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Effective September 27, 2021, all members of the campus community must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an approved exemption on medical or religious grounds. Individuals with approved exemptions must wear face coverings in public indoor settings on campus and submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test on a weekly basis.

To apply: Please send a letter of interest detailing teaching interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae with contact information for three references, sample course syllabi, and course evaluations (if possible, evaluations should be pre-COVID). All application materials should be sent as ATTACHMENTS to email communications (MS Word or pdf format).

Completion of the search is contingent upon the availability of funding.

Formal review of applications begins October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Advertised: 03 Sep 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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