Job Details

Job no: 516457
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Counseling & School Psychology
Pay Grade: 03
Date opened: 15 Nov 2022 Eastern Standard Time
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sport Leadership and Administration

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to join our faculty in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, to begin September 1, 2023. The candidate will assume a full-time tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Sport Leadership and Administration Program housed in the Counseling and School Psychology Department.

We seek candidates who: have a research foci on issues of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in sport and/or the role of sport in the pursuit of social change and human rights; have knowledge of the ways that racial and gender oppression intersect with equity and access within the field of sport leadership and administration; approach research with critical lenses and pursue their research with an aim to build on and redress racial inequities and inequalities in sport and society; have a commitment to anti-racism in research, teaching, and service and have demonstrated culturally sustaining teaching and/or leadership experience and interest in collaborative interdisciplinary research. Applications from equity-minded individuals from historically excluded and underrepresented communities (e.g., Black and African American, Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native American) are strongly encouraged. We also encourage candidates whose research and/or teaching creates community partnerships consistent with our university’s urban mission ( and anti-racism efforts.

While this faculty position involves working with undergraduate students, we seek candidates interested in program and course development for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Teaching assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department. The mission of the Sport Leadership and Administration program is to cultivate equity-minded, character driven, and transformational leaders who will positively improve society through sport. The program prepares students for careers with the sport industry with the goal of transforming and improving organizations and communities where racial equity, equality, and justice are enacted. See program website for additional details (

Required Qualifications: earned doctorate from a Sport Management, Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, or related field.

UMass Boston is the only public research university in the Greater Boston area and serves a high proportion of students from racially/ethnically minoritized backgrounds, students from immigrant communities, and students who are the first in their families to go to college. UMass Boston is a federally designated Minority Serving Institution through its designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution with a commitment to anti-racism and is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. The Department of Counseling and School Psychology is in the College of Education and Human Development and includes two APA Accredited Programs in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, MPCAC-Accredited Masters Programs in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling, NASP-Accredited Masters and Ed.S. Programs in School Psychology, a graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a B.A. in Sport Leadership and Administration. For information on our department and degree programs visit our website at

Application instructions:

Please submit the following materials online at: Materials must include: (a) cover letter including approach to social justice, racial equity, and inclusion; a statement of research, teaching, and leadership experience, highlighting how anti-racism and social justice are incorporated into professional activities; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) names and contact information for three professional references; and (d) links to representative publications. Application review begins immediately. For questions, contact Dr. Joseph N. Cooper ([email protected]) or Dr. Laura Hayden ([email protected]).

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard 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.

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.

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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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