UMass Lowell FAHSS Cluster Hiring Initiative

Social & Health Policy

The University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of the Provost seek six tenure-track faculty members (various ranks) as part of our 2022-2023 cluster hiring initiative.

As outlined in our values statement, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as a public higher education institution, recognizes its responsibility to serve the greater good. Faculty in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences are nationally and internationally recognized for research and work engaging some of the pressing social issues facing the world today, such as race equity, health, and education (for more information about UML FAHSS Research Centers, please visit the college website.)

The FAHSS cluster hiring initiative marks an important step towards our goal of increasing inclusive excellence by recruiting outstanding faculty across disciplines who share our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, impactful socially- and community-engaged research, student engagement and experiential learning, and institutional transformation.

Goals & Objectives:

The Cluster Hiring Initiative aims to:

  • Invest to support institutional commitment to inclusive excellence
  • Advance research in key areas of social inequity – health, education, civic engagement -- through a critical mass of faculty across existing departmental structures
  • Build on existing areas of research strength among UMass Lowell faculty and expand our national and global impact
  • Increase retention and promotion of UML faculty from historically underrepresented groups

The College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS) is the largest unit of the University, with 12 academic departments and over 230 full-time faculty. FAHSS has experienced significant growth in recent years, including hiring over 70 new faculty members, achieving a 70% growth in funded research expenditures, and adding several new interdisciplinary graduate programs.

Greater Lowell, Merrimack Valley, and the Boston region are home to diverse communities. The historic city of Lowell, MA, is a gateway city that is a majority-minority city (20.9% Asian American, 17.9% Hispanic, 8% Black/African American). UMass Lowell has robust partnerships with the City of Lowell, Lowell Public Schools, health organizations, and many other local nonprofits and businesses. The Boston region is also home to a large number of potential research partners.

About University of Massachusetts Lowell:

UMass Lowell is a national research university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world--solving real problems and helping real people--by providing an affordable high-quality education. US News and World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities in the country, and our rankings have been consistently rising. The university offers an excellent salary and benefits package.

UMass Lowell is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

The appointments are scheduled to begin on Sept. 1, 2023.

Psychology – Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Cognitive Neuroscience with expertise in, but not limited to, the following areas: neurodiverse populations, neurodegenerative disease, mental health, social-emotional, cognitive and behavioral functioning, chronic conditions, trauma, and/or prevention science.

Job # 516811: For full job details and to apply, please visit Psychology.

Philosophy – Tenure-Track Professor, Open Rank with a strong research program in philosophy of race with areas of competence in health broadly construed (philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, bioethics, public health ethics, etc.).

Job # 516743: For full job details and to apply, please visit Philosophy.

Sociology – Tenure-Track - Assistant Professor with a specialization in quantitative methods, with work that connects to communities and/or social policy and takes an intersectional approach.

Job # 516838: For full job details and to apply, please visit Sociology.

Political Science – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with strength in survey methods is a core requirement. Strength in one or more of the following fields is desired: race and ethnic politics, elections, media, public opinion, voting behavior, or public policy.

Job # 516800: For full job details and to apply, please visit Political Science.

Education – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with a strong record of or agenda for publication and grant funding in one or more of the following areas: social and racial disparities in schools and communities; inclusive, anti-racist, justice-centered perspectives related to teacher education, teaching and learning, continuous organizational improvement; and educational policy.

Job # 516919: For full job details and to apply, please visit Education.

Bachelor of Liberal Arts Program - Tenure-Track Associate Professor and Director with appointment in [Education, Philosophy, History, Political Science, or Sociology] to direct large interdisciplinary program and develop community-engaged experiential learning opportunities.

Job # 516885: For full job details and to apply, please visit Liberal Arts.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in 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 that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.