Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Department of Sociology and the School of Public Policy (SPP) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track, position at the Assistant Professor level with research and teaching in organizational sociology and public policy to begin in September 2018. The University of Massachusetts, Amherst is the flagship campus and an R1 doctoral granting university with highest research activity.

We seek a candidate whose research is informed by organizational studies/theory and relates to areas of interest within sociology, public policy, public management or nonprofit management. Successful candidates will be expected to complement existing strengths in sociology and public policy research; both units have particular strengths in the area of social inequality and social justice.

This is a joint tenure-track position in Public Policy and Sociology with the tenure home located in the Sociology Department. Teaching responsibilities will comprise graduate and undergraduate courses in the Sociology Department and the School of Public Policy, including SPP’s undergraduate and Master of Public Policy and Administration programs.

Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research. A completed PhD in Sociology, Public Policy, Management, Organization Theory or a related discipline is required by the start of the appointment.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Please submit your application via Interview Exchange. Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter describing current and future research plans, (2) a teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and if available, sample syllabi and teaching ratings, (3) a curriculum vitae, (4) two writing samples and (5) contact information for three professional/academic references. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by September 15, 2017.  Please direct questions concerning this position to Melissa Wooten, Search Committee Chair, mwooten@soc.umass.edu.

For the full position announcement including required qualifications and application instructions, please visit: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=86213

 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.