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Subject: Job Announcement: UMASS-Amherst UACT Director
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:18:10 -0500
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Please see attached job announcement. We would appreciate your helping
us to spread the word.
JOB DESCRIPTION ? DIRECTOR OF THE UMASS ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
The Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst seeks a Director for the UMass Alliance for Community
Transformation (UACT), the University?s curricular alternative spring
break program. The position is a 9-month lectureship, three-year
appointment, possibility for renewal.
UACT is a 15-year-old collaboration of faculty, students, and
community partners that serves to promote social justice and cross
cultural collaboration through alternative curricular breaks and other
experiential learning opportunities that focus on grassroots community
development and grassroots community organizing (www.umass.edu/uact).
UACT employs peer teaching and critical and experiential pedagogies to
promote civic leadership skills among its students.
The Director is responsible for the oversight of all components of
UACT including teaching or supervising a minimum of 4 academic
courses/year, oversight of student thesis research, planning UACT?S 5
annual leadership retreats, oversight and training of UACT?s student
staff, facilitation of community partnerships including their
associated alternative spring break trips and advising students within
the Department and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences on
experiential learning opportunities.
Requirements: PhD in anthropology or related field, demonstrated
record of teaching excellence, demonstrated experience in critical or
engaged pedagogy, and previous experience with community organizing
are essential. Previous experience with community service learning,
alternative spring breaks, and grantsmanship are desirable. We seek
candidates who will complement departmental strengths in issues of
power and structural inequality and help us expand our curricular
commitment to experiential learning. The Department of Anthropology at
UMass Amherst is committed to developing a more diverse faculty,
student body, and curriculum.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the
5-campus publicly funded UMass system. It is located in the
Connecticut River Valley, 90 miles west of Boston and 180 miles
northeast of New York City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 19,000
undergraduate students and 5,600 graduate students, and nearly 900
tenure system faculty. The Department of Anthropology has 21 faculty,
175 majors in the BA program and 82 graduate students working on MA
and/or PhD programs.
UMass Amherst anthropology faculty work closely with their
counterparts in the area private colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount
Holyoke, and Smith) in curricular planning. The faculty is unionized,
and the University of Massachusetts offers an excellent benefits
package. UMass Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual
orientation and other protected categories.
We strongly prefer that applications be submitted online at
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1420. Please include a letter
describing interests and qualifications, a CV, and list of 3 referees.
Alternatively, applications may be mailed to ?UACT DIRECTOR SEARCH,
Anthropology Department, 240 Hicks Way, Amherst MA 01003.? Application
screening commences on February 15, 2012. No applications will be
accepted after March 15, 2012.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are
encouraged to apply.
215 Machmer Hall
Amherst, MA 01003
Andrew J Petto, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201-0413
CapTel Line: 1-877-243-2823
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