Open-Rank Faculty Position- University of Massachusetts Boston

Open-Rank Faculty Position

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 a tenure-track faculty position to join our group as soon as possible, but no later than September 1, 2016. Rank will be determined by qualifications and experience. The Gerontology Department and Gerontology Institute are building on strength in long-term services and supports (LTSS). All candidates should have a strong record of external funding or evidence of the ability to achieve significant external funding.

Community Catalyst (CC) and the Gerontology Programs at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB), with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, have formed a partnership to advance their shared goal of transforming the way health care services and long-term services and supports (LTSS) are delivered to, and experienced by seniors and other low-income people. The person who fills this position will work closely with the Gerontology Programs and Community Catalyst. Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1998 with the belief that affordable, quality health care should be accessible to everyone. UMass Boston is home to one of the world’s oldest and largest gerontology programs with a major concentration in LTSS, signified by the creation of a new Center on Long-Term Services and Supports. The CC-UMB partnership will combine Community Catalyst’s expertise in consumer and community engagement, policy, communication, and implementation, with the research, evaluation and training capacity of one of the nation’s most diverse research universities. The partnership will be anchored by a public scholar who holds a faculty position in the Gerontology Department at UMB and serves as a senior policy advisor at Community Catalyst.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in one of the following fields, 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 given full consideration. Experience in government and/or the non-profit sector is welcome. Research and policy expertise in long-term services and supports, broadly defined, is required.


Questions about the position may be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Len Fishman ( or Jeff Burr (


Applications must be submitted online.