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  • Andrew Petto
    Seems like an applied position??? Anj ... Subject: Job Announcement: UMASS-Amherst UACT Director Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:18:10 -0500 From:
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13, 2012
      Seems like an applied position???


      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: Job Announcement: UMASS-Amherst UACT Director
      Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:18:10 -0500
      From: sbellor@...
      To: deptrep List Member <sbellor@...>

      Please see attached job announcement. We would appreciate your helping
      us to spread the word.


      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.

      Shelley Bellor
      Academic Assistant
      Anthropology Dept.
      215 Machmer Hall
      Amherst, MA 01003


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      Senior Lecturer
      Department of Biological Sciences
      University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
      PO Box 413
      Milwaukee WI 53201-0413
      CapTel Line: 1-877-243-2823
      Telephone: 414-229-6784
      FAX: 414-229-3926

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