Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Oct 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-stream faculty position that would include serving as Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) in our department starting in fall 2023.

We seek top candidates with expertise in Diversity Science, whose research contributes to understanding human difference within the context of historically-shaped cultural and systemic power structures. The ideal candidate would provide leadership in supporting our department as we strive to be a diverse community that challenges existing inequitable structures and shares responsibility for creating an inclusive and equitable environment.  This position is open to candidates at the Associate or Full Professor rank, but candidates at the advanced Assistant Professor level will also be considered. 

A Ph.D. in any area of psychology or a related discipline and an established record of scholarship, teaching, and service is required. An outstanding record of research in the field of Diversity Science, demonstrated leadership in promoting DEI in academic and/or community settings and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education, graduate training and mentoring, and diversity and inclusion is strongly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants 

Applications are submitted on-line. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to DEI that includes past experiences and future goals, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, three samples of representative research papers, and the names and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.  For more information on the position, including minimum qualifications and to submit an application, please visit:

For questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Lisa Harvey at

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environme5nt in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

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