Faculty opening in Women in STEM at UMass Lowell

Jul 25, 2014

Interdisciplinary Social Science Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty - Women in STEM
UMass Lowell

The College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time social science 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. Faculty appointment will be within one of the College’s social science departments, based on candidate’s primary discipline. Beyond maintaining an active research agenda, the selected faculty member will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in his/her 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. The University 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 include a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in economics, political science, psychology, sociology, or other relevant discipline; 3 years of research experience post-Ph.D.; and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Beyond these minimum qualifications, candidates will be evaluated on the basis of several criteria, including research publication record; record obtaining funding and conducting grant-funded research; and record of achievement in undergraduate and graduate teaching, including supervision of student research.

Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2014. Further information on the position and online application instructions may be found at https://jobs.uml.edu under the position title, “Interdisciplinary Social Science Tenure-Track Faculty - Women in STEM.”

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