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College of Education (EPRA/SD) - SJE Higher Education Lecturer

University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst

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Job Details

Job no: 514335
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Student Development
Union: MSP
Categories: College of Education, 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.

Job Description

The Departments of Student Development (SD) and Educational Policy, Research, and Administration (EPRA) in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a position at the rank of Lecturer. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with a preferred start date of September 1, 2022.

The departments are searching for a candidate with expertise relevant for the Social Justice Education (SJE) concentration (in SD) and Higher Education concentration (in EPRA) as well as undergraduate teaching in the College of Education. Duties will be split across the departments. The position includes concentration coordination responsibilities for the Social Justice Education Program and teaching a 3/3 load. Teaching will be split across the SD and EPRA depending on need. Annually course assignments will be collaboratively negotiated across the SD and EPRA departments.

Primary service and administrative responsibilities will be to SD and the Social Justice Education concentration. Concentration coordination includes, but is not limited to, scheduling concentration meetings and developing agendas, overseeing the concentration budget, overseeing the preliminary proposed course assignments, attending concentration coordinator meetings as well as department and college meetings, and serving as a point of contact for student inquiries and concerns.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Social Justice Education, Higher Education, or a related field.
  • Strong organizational skills and experience or a demonstrated capacity to organize and administer a robust training program.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to supporting and implementing evidence-based practices as well as anti-racist pedagogy.
  • Experience in university teaching and/or teaching assistantship in education and/or experience leading and implementing professional development and training.
  • Experience advising, mentoring, and guiding university students in their educational program.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to solve problems that may arise with respect to implementation of the university programs (e.g., course scheduling, student issues, etc.).
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching online courses and course/curriculum development.
  • Prior experience with program development and management.
  • Additional Information

    The average starting salary for a full-time lecturer is $57,000. Initial appointment is for two (2) years. Reappointments are contingent upon the availability of funding.

    Application Instructions

    Along with the application, please submit a CV, letter of application, Diversity Statement (see below), and three (3) letters of recommendation from professional references. The search will remain open until filled.

    Founded on a social justice mission, the College of Education is committed to forward-thinking research, improving education in support of a socially just world, and an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion between faculty, staff, and students alike. This position will require a diversity statement to be included with each candidate’s application materials. The diversity statement is intended to clarify how a candidate will support a culture of equality and fairness at all levels of the organization and may highlight prior advocacy efforts or intended contributions to the College of Education. Questions about this can be directed to [email protected].

    UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    Advertised: May 27 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:


    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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