Interdisciplinary Social Science Tenure-Track Faculty - Women in STEM

United States, North America
May 08, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time faculty member with expertise and research interests related to the role of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. With a robust academic enterprise in the fields of sciences and engineering, UMass Lowell has a substantial interest in understanding the challenges facing women studying and working in STEM fields. As such, the University is committed to supporting and promoting research and scholarship focused on identifying the barriers to, and facilitators of, women's success in STEM careers, as well as the promotion of professional development of women in STEM at our own university. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the intersections among gender dynamics, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, and those with strong quantitative research skills. Additional desirable skills include expertise in measurement development as well as qualitative research methods. Demonstrated success in obtaining external funding for research is also highly desirable. The position will be either tenure-track or tenured, commensurate with qualifications, and will be housed in one of the social science departments. Beyond maintaining an active research agenda, the selected faculty member will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their field, supervise student research, and engage in departmental and university service. UMass Lowell is a top-tier research university that has advanced in national rankings more than almost any other university in the country over the past three years. UMass Lowell is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to both research and implementation to advance these goals. Minimum Qualifications (Required): -Ph.D. (or equivalent) in economics, political science, psychology, sociology, or other discipline relevant to the research area -Minimum 3 years of research experience post-Ph.D. -The ability to work effectively with diverse groups Other Considerations: -Record of quality research publications pertaining to women in STEM; -Record of achievement in obtaining funding and conducting grant-funded research pertaining to women in STEM -Record of achievement in undergraduate and graduate teaching, including supervision of student research. -Demonstrated quantitative research skills, including measurement development and validation; -Demonstrated understanding of the ways in which gender dynamics, race/ethnicity, and other dimensions of diversity shape the experiences of women in STEM fields. Required Applicant Documents: (Online Submissions Only) -Cover Letter -Curriculum Vitae -Teaching Philosophy -Research Interest -Research Statement -Names and contact information of three references Optional Applicant Documents: -Other Document 1 -Teaching Evaluations -Evidence of Teaching Special Instructions to Applicants: *Cover Letter: Describe in detail record of accomplishment in the areas identified above *CV: Comprehensive curriculum vita *Teaching Philosophy: Statement of *Research Statement: Research Program *Research Interest: *Names and contact information for at least three professional referees familiar with research (referees will not be contacted without the knowledge of candidates and only after finalists have been identified). ***Although not required at the time of application, candidates may also include representative reprints (attach to other document 1) and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Teaching evaluations will be requested of finalists for the position. This position is open until filled and initial review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with experience Apply online at: