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Assistant Professor

University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 516101
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Public Policy & Public Affairs
Pay Grade: 04
Date opened: 23 Sep 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to join our faculty beginning September 1, 2023.

Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in one of the following fields: public administration, public policy, political science or any other relevant social science program. Candidates should have strong research skills that enable them to contribute to the methods and/or statistics training core curriculum. Areas of specialization include a program of research primarily situated in public administration that focuses on budgeting, finance, leadership, human resource management, performance management, and/or science and technology. The Department welcomes experts in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in racial disparities, gender inequality and intersectional approaches to inequities, as well as health care and/or climate change risks. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to UMass Boston’s anti-racist and health promotion mission. All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding or the potential for generating external funding.

Candidates should be prepared to teach in the nationally ranked Master’s of Public Administration program and in the well-established Ph.D. in public policy program. Experience in designing diverse course syllabi, teaching diverse groups of students and in creating a pedagogical environment that addresses systematic issues of racial disparity, gender inequality, and intersectional inequities, among others, are desirable.

The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs is part of one of the most racially and ethnically diverse campuses in the Northeast region of the U.S. The University of Massachusetts Boston and the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs have a strong commitment to social justice and inclusion. The Department strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs provides a rich interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment. The Department houses two graduate degree programs: the NASPAA accredited Master’s of Public Administration and the Ph.D. in public policy which has existed for almost three decades. The department focuses on training public service professionals and future policy scholars in a wide range of social science disciplines and methods. Program graduates work in research positions in academia, governments and nonprofits in the United States and around the world.

The McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies equips future leaders with tools to advance smart, effective and accountable government, promote democratic discourse, remedy injustices, and catalyze change to improve the lives of our neighbors, communities, states, nations, and beyond. Our students, faculty, and staff are known for cutting-edge research and practice with local, national, and global impact. By engaging policymakers, decision makers, and community members, we help shape effective policies that create a more equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Application instructions:

To apply, submit online a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Finalists may be asked to submit examples of written work and teaching effectiveness at the appropriate time.

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Michael Ahn ( Review of applications will begin November 9th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

Applications close:


Working at University of Massachusetts Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

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