STPEC Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst

800 1843
Position ID:UMass-STPEC Program-SASSD [#1843]
Position Title: STPEC Associate Director
Position Location:Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Political Science / African Politics, Comparative Politics, American Politics, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics, European Politics, Film and Politics, International Relations, Latin American Politics, Policy, Political Institutions, Political Theory, Public Policy, Qualitative Methods, Security, Peace, and Conflict, Statistics, Urban Politics
History / International, Europe and the World before 1600, Latin America, Modern European history, United States, 20th Century, US Foreign Policy
Political Economy
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Social Sciences / American Politics, Climate Change, Contemporary History, Diplomacy and International Relations, Economics, Foreign Policy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology
Comparative Literature
Economics / 00 Default:Any Field
Political Theory / ancient, medieval, modern, contemporary
Appl Deadline:2013/01/15* finished (posted 2012/08/31, finished 2013/04/16, listed until 2013/02/12)
Position Description:    

*** The account for STPEC Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst has expired, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Social Thought & Political Economy (STPEC;, an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, seeks an Associate Director. STPEC promotes critical examination of society and develops student capacity for independent thought, discourse, and action. Appointed at rank of Lecturer (non-tenure track), the A.D. teaches two courses per semester and has administrative responsibilities, including curriculum development, alumni relations, outreach and recruiting, and advising. Doctorate in discipline related to STPEC required by 1 September 2013. The A.D. will share STPEC’s commitment to advancing social justice and diversity and to participatory decision-making. STPEC seeks candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives in educational environments. Hiring preferences include: ability to build curriculum addressing problems of colonialism and racism, for example using a decolonial perspective; record of excellence in teaching; and interest in program development and administration.

To apply electronically (strongly encouraged), submit cover letter, CV, three reference letters, writing sample, sample syllabi, and if possible, evidence of teaching effectiveness and administrative accomplishments at Or complete applications and reference letters can be mailed to STPEC, Attn: AD Search, Machmer Hall, Room E-27A, University of Massachusetts, 240 Hicks Way Amherst, MA 01003-9278.

Review of applications begins 15 November 2012 and will continue until position is filled. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. STPEC is committed to developing a more diverse staff, student body, and curriculum. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
Further Info:
413 545-0954
STPEC Program
Attn: AD Search
E-27A Machmer Hall
University of Massachusetts
240 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9278

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