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Assistant Professor

UMass Boston
United States, Massachusetts, Boston
July 24, 2023

Job Description

The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites qualified persons to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position to join our faculty beginning September 1, 2023. The Department seeks to increase the number of tenure-track faculty conducting research on aging among historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who seek to understand the determinants and effects of aging in under served and marginalized communities, including Black, Latinx, and Indigenous populations.

We seek to conduct research to mitigate pervasive disparities and to increase the diversity of workers in the aging research, policy and aging service delivery. Research agendas should be in the aging and health arena, with topics that include but are not limited to cognitive aging and dementia, healthcare utilization, long-term services and supports, health behaviors, and behavioral health. All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of potential for generating external funding. The research portfolio should be directly related to racial justice, disparities, and inequality. Candidates should be prepared to teach across our undergraduate, online masters, and doctoral programs. The person who fills this position will be a Fellow in the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston and may also have an affiliation with the Center for Social and Demographic Research in Aging and the LeadingAge LTSS Center, both located within the Gerontology Institute. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in one of the following fields: gerontology, nursing, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, demography, health economics, social work, public health or an interdisciplinary program. Applicants with terminal degrees in other fields will also be considered.

UMass Boston is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse campuses in the Northeastern US, is recognized by the US Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution and has a strong commitment to social justice and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information.

Application instructions:

To apply, submit online, a letter of interest, research, teaching, and diversity statements, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin November 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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