Assistant Professor- University of Massachusetts Boston

Assistant Professor Faculty Search


Gerontology Department

John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

University of Massachusetts Boston

November 1, 2015

The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to fill one position at the tenure-track assistant professor rank to join our faculty on September 1, 2016. The department is building on its strengths in the broad field of aging and health. All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding or evidence of the ability to achieve external funding.

Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in one of the following fields by September 1, 2016, gerontology, public health, sociology, psychology, demography, economics, social work, organizational studies, public policy, public administration, nursing, or political science. Applicants with terminal degrees in other fields will also be considered. Research expertise in one or more of the following areas is sought: health disparities and vulnerable populations, mental health, and physical health, including mortality. Applicants with expertise covering other aspects of aging and health will be given strong consideration as well. Expertise in quantitative methodologies is also preferred.


Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Jeff Burr ( Review of applications begins January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.


Applications must be submitted online.