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Tenure-track Assistant Professor In Higher Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration

Job Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor In Higher Education
Job Location: Amherst , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Education: at Schools/Colleges of Education
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-07-30
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Higher Education (Quantitative Methods)

College of Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking candidates to join a dedicated and accomplished community of faculty, students, and staff as an Assistant Professor in Higher Education (Quantitative Methods). This is a full-time tenure track position beginning in September of 2019.

The College offers a comprehensive program leading to baccalaureate, graduate certificate, Master's, and Doctoral degrees. Founded on a social justice mission, the College is committed to creating forward-thinking research and improving education in support of a socially just world. Located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth's university system and a leading research university with a global reach.

Higher education faculty members contribute to course offerings for three academic programs: a M.Ed. in Higher Education, a Ph.D. in Educational Policy & Leadership, and a graduate certificate in Higher Education Leadership. We are seeking a colleague to continue this tradition and collaborate with other higher education faculty members to serve the department by offering such courses and by taking administrative leadership roles. The successful candidate will be interested in collaborating with the Center for Student Success Research, the Center for Education Policy, and the Center for International Education in order to generate externally-funded research projects.

Responsibilities: teach graduate-level courses with emphasis on quantitative analysis, finance, and/or education policy; conduct research, seek external funding, and engage in outreach; contribute to graduate education at the certificate, master's and doctoral levels; utilize blended learning technologies, and contribute to the College's undergraduate curriculum.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: To be qualified, applicants must possess all of the following qualifications: doctorate in education or a related discipline with application to postsecondary educational settings by the time of appointment; established publication record or indication of considerable promise; experience teaching or strong potential to teach at the graduate level; the ability to work effectively with learners of diverse cultures and backgrounds; and expertise in advanced quantitative research methods.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess one or more of the following additional qualifications: current or emerging expertise in one or more quantitative methods capable of examining causality (e.g. experimental and quasi-experimental design, causal graphic modeling, fixed-effects models, difference-in-difference analysis, and/or the panel data analysis); interest in PK-16 finance policy and/or theory; research agenda focused on the effect of education finance and/or policy on student-level outcomes; interest in economic analysis of education; record of external funding and/or a research agenda consistent with the successful pursuit of future funding; background in critical approaches to higher education and/or PK-16 education. Given the College's commitment to social justice, preference will be given to applicants who have the potential to contribute to the College's social justice mission beyond the higher education program through their research, teaching, service, and advising.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should apply at and include: curriculum vitae, letter of application, three letters of reference, transcripts, and samples of written work.

For more information about the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please visit our website at

Review of candidates will begin October 15, 2018, and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Final appointment is contingent upon the availability of funds.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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