Public Policy Job Openings at University of Massachusetts Amherst

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School of Public Policy – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Three Positions)

The UMass Amherst School of Public Policy invites applications for three tenure system faculty positions expected to start on September 1, 2020. Two faculty position openings are at the level of Assistant Professor. The third faculty position is open with respect to rank (at either Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level). Areas of interest include public or nonprofit management; social policy; technology and governance; and environmental and climate policy.  Competitive candidates should be able to teach courses in policy analysis, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, nonprofit management, or public management. These three position openings build on existing faculty strength and are the first phase of the School of Public Policy’s multi-year hiring plan.

The School of Public Policy offers a 37-credit Master of Public Policy and a 48-credit Master of Public Policy and Administration degree, and is launching an undergraduate major in Public Policy.  It is located at UMass Amherst, an R1 research university that is the flagship campus in the University of Massachusetts system.

Minimum Requirements:

Successful candidates will exhibit promise in scholarly publishing, a commitment to professional education, and a willingness to contribute to the growth of the School of Public Policy. Applicants must have earned a PhD in public policy or administration, or a closely related social science discipline, by the starting date of the appointment.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three samples of written work, evidence of quality teaching (such as summaries of teaching evaluations and/or a teaching statement), and contact information for at least three references. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses past contributions to or future plans for inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.

Applicants are required to apply through the UMass online application system, unless unable to do so. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Professor Jane Fountain, the search committee chair, at

Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

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