The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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The Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( invites applications for a position at the Associate or Full Professor rank. We seek an accomplished scholar whose research addresses fundamental questions about the health and quality of the American democratic system, including those who study the United States from a comparative context. The successful candidate should be an expert in survey research and methodology, and exhibit a track record of publishing innovative empirical research on issues related to political behavior, public opinion, and/or institutions. This faculty member will also serve as a core contributor and member of the leadership team of the UMass Poll, a high profile survey organization that seeks to assess the political behavior, public opinion, and civic health in Massachusetts, the United States, and abroad. Preference will be given to individuals with an outstanding record of publishing research in top peer reviewed journals, a record of attracting external funding in support of high impact research, and experience in training graduate students in survey research methods. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2020. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. A Ph.D. in political science or in a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

The interdisciplinary Legal Studies Program of the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank expected to start on September 1, 2020. We welcome applications from scholars studying law and inequality. Substantive areas could include access to justice; bias in the administration of justice; human and civil rights; social inequality and discrimination; crime and criminal justice; citizenship and immigration; gender, race, and the law; environmental and technological injustices; law and social movements; disparities in the labor force; and other interdisciplinary areas of study. We encourage applications from scholars studying American, comparative, and/or international law and inequality topics.

The Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst seeks an adjunct lecturer to teach courses in its undergraduate program during the Spring 2020 semester. The incumbent will teach a large section of American Foreign Policy as well as one additional class focusing on international relations or comparative politics.  Managing Teaching Assistants assigned to the classes and/or other service may be required.  Doctorate degree preferred; ABD will also be considered.  The candidate should have appropriate academic and professional qualifications, prior teaching experience (preferably in American foreign policy), and a research focus in international relations. Compensation will be based on experience and will be in line with UMass Amherst undergraduate course compensation levels. Please visit for more information about the Department of Political Science. 

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter, and brief statement of teaching philosophy that includes a statement of diversity, to by Monday, September 16, 2019.