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    Here’s a job posting from James Soldner at School for Global Inclusion and Social Development,

    University of Massachusetts Boston:

    Asst/Associate Prof Global Inclusion & Social Development

    Job Description:

    The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a social scientist with expertise in management, organizational behavior and leadership studies with a focus on building socially inclusive communities to fill a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position, to begin September 1, 2015.

    The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston is an innovative, new school focused on developing leaders in the area of inclusion. Established in 2012, SGISD is comprised of programs in Global Inclusion and Social Development (MA and PhD), Master’s programs in Rehabilitation Counseling and Vision Studies, Certificate programs in Vision Studies and Transition Leadership and an undergraduate program in Asian American Studies. Operating under a transdisciplinary model, the school is focused on developing leaders in global inclusion and social development – professionals with grounding in and transdisciplinary knowledge of the interrelationship of wellness to social and economic development as they relate to excluded populations as well as skills in research, training and community-capacity development. Our programs particularly focus on addressing institutional barriers to inclusion, as well as the strengths, needs, and aspirations of populations who experience exclusion within their societies due to structural and cultural inequalities related to gender, race, ethnicity, language, age, disability, religious practice, and other conditions of social, political, and economic inequality and injustice.


    An earned doctorate in management, organizational behavior, leadership studies or a related field is required, as well as clear evidence of excellence in or potential for excellence in both research and teaching. We are looking for someone with research expertise in one or more of the following areas, particularly as it pertains to building inclusive communities: leadership and management; organizational behavior; non-governmental organizations; inclusive strategies; community capacity development; systemic change and program effectiveness; and research on pressing social issues with clear practice and/or policy implications. Successful candidates will have also demonstrated their interest and skill in seeking to address the needs of excluded populations.

    Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of both qualitative and quantitative research methods; advanced knowledge of and skills in one or both types of methodologies is preferred. Additionally, candidates should have a program of inquiry and program development that has attracted significant external funding or, in the case of more junior individuals, has the promise to do so. Excellence in teaching and publications is essential. Candidates are also expected to contribute to the mission of both the SGISD and UMass Boston, as a participant in service-learning activities and related contributions, as well as partake in student recruitment.

    The successful candidate is expected to teach core graduate courses in the area of global inclusion and social development (e.g., Strategies for Systemic Change; Cultural Competency: Impacts on Innovations and Model Development; Leadership in Global Inclusion and Social Development; Ethics and Professionalism; Managing Change: Supporting Communities and Embracing Cultures; Population Needs and Global Practices) and graduate electives in his or her specialty. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience teaching both organizational change and leadership courses. Experience in or preparedness for serving in the administrative role of graduate program director is also desirable, as is strong bi/multilingual competence.

    Additional Information:

    UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

    Application Instructions:

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter describing their research and teaching interests, two publications and the names and email addresses of three references online.

    Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit our website at

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