University of Massachusetts Boston
College of Liberal Arts
Programs in Transnational Cultural and Community Studies
The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks a faculty member at the senior level who will serve as Director of a new Graduate Program in Transnational, Cultural and Community Studies (TCCS), starting September 1, 2015. The program responds to the dramatic changes in the nature of population movements across the world, their profound impact on the experience and meaning of culture, community, intersectional social identities, citizenship and other relations between individuals and societies in both sending societies and the United States, and the need to develop transdisciplinary theories and methods bridging local and global processes and generating partnerships supporting problem-solving and applied inquiry. TCCS engages the local, diasporic, and transnational experiences of racialized groups in the US through a transdisciplinary framework. This Program will build upon the University’s unique position as an urban public research-intensive institution with a diverse faculty and student body, established ethnic studies programs and institutes, and a longstanding history of community engagement and participatory inquiry with racialized groups and ways their everyday lives inform, and are informed by, transnational and translocal forces.
UMass Boston is a federally recognized Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its official designation and funding by the US Department of Education as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), as well as funding as an MSI in health equity and STEM fields by federal funders including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the humanities, social sciences, or related interdisciplinary fields, and is expected to have advanced knowledge of, and skills in, transnational studies, transdisciplinary methods, and engagement with diverse communities; have an outstanding record as a researcher, teacher, administrator, and mentor; and either hold the rank of Associate Professor or be ready to achieve that rank. The Director will be essential in charting the future of the new Program, and should have demonstrated leadership abilities and experience in securing external research or program funding.
Applications, including a cover letter with a statement of research, teaching and administrative experience; curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three letters of recommendation should be submitted online: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=55930
UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.