JOE - October 2012

University of Massachusetts Amherst
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Institute of Social Science Research
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Director, Institute of Social Science Research
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Amherst, MA, USA
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
A -- General Economics and Teaching
A2 -- Economic Education and Teaching of Economics

JOE ID Number: 201210_397483

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The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an inaugural Director for the newly established Institute of Social Science Research (ISSR). The Director will lead the new institute in advancing social science research across the University by expanding methods support and training, facilitating grants opportunities and management, and brokering interdisciplinary collaborations. The institute will serve as an incubator for research teams, develop seed grant programs, enhance high performance computing access and data security services, sponsor workshops, speakers, visiting scholars, and post-docs, provide methods and data analysis consulting services, and otherwise strengthen social science infrastructure across campus. For more information about ISSR please see

The Director will have a home tenure appointment in an SBS department; the College includes the Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Political Science, Resource Economics and Sociology (see for more information). The position carries reduced teaching responsibilities. A September 2013 appointment is anticipated. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should be at the full or advanced-associate professor rank in a social science field. A PhD in Social Sciences is strongly preferred, but PhD's in a cognate field will be considered. Appropriate leadership experience and a strong personal research and funding record are expected.

To apply, applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, up to three samples of written work, and contact information for three letter writers through the Academic Jobs Online website at Online applications are strongly preferred but paper applications may be sent to ISSR Recruitment, SBS Dean's Office, 40 Campus Center Way, Draper Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Review of application materials begins on October 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and its departments and programs value diversity as a key component of academic excellence. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions:

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