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Job Description:

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to hire a tenured associate professor or professor to serve as Director of the Labor Resource Center and Labor Studies Program to begin September 1, 2016. The center and the program (created in 1981) are in the process of being reorganized and redeveloped, having recently moved to the college. The interdisciplinary BA in the Labor Studies Program has been restructured and is expected to be open to students beginning Fall 2016. In addition to the Labor Studies Program, the Labor Resource Center houses a participatory action research program, a labor extension program, and a certificate program in Labor Leadership. The new director will be responsible for leading and expanding all aspects of the program/center, and will have some teaching responsibilities. The director’s tenure will be located in a department appropriate for her/his disciplinary background, for example, but not restricted to, Economics, Sociology, History, American Studies, or Political Science.


A candidate for this position must have a Ph.D. or other appropriate advanced, terminal degree and a scholarly/research/teaching/service record that would qualify her/him for tenure. In addition, the following characteristics of a candidate are desirable and will be taken into account: experience with organized labor, administrative experience, ability to fundraise and obtain external research grants, and a successful teaching record and experience working with diverse (by various dimensions) students and constituencies.

Additional Information:

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

All applications must be submitted online.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and email addresses of three references.  Please include in your letter of application an explanation of how your experience matches the characteristics listed above.;jsessionid=74DBAC27B97E7B71B27641730534B62E?JOBID=65198

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