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Assistant Professor of Gerontology

Posted: 9/16/2018 (Employment)

The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites qualified persons to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position to join our faculty beginning September 1, 2019.


The Gerontology Department is building on its strengths in the broad area of aging and health. We are also seeking greater collaboration with the UMass Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Although the tenure home for the position will be in the Department of Gerontology, the position will include responsibility for teaching in the Nursing Department’s PhD program. There will be other opportunities for the person who occupies this position to collaborate with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.


The position requires that applicants have an earned doctoral degree in one of the following fields: gerontology, nursing, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, demography, health economics, social work, or public health. Applicants with terminal degrees in other fields will also be considered. Successful candidates will have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following substantive areas: health disparities in later life, the intersection of aging, race, ethnicity, and income, as well as mental health and aging, and physical health and aging. Other areas of aging and health expertise will be considered, including health policy and/or basic health research. All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding or the potential for generating external funding.

Candidates should have strong quantitative research skills and be able to contribute to the methods and statistics core in both programs, among other areas. Candidates should be prepared to teach in both doctoral programs, as well as in Department of Gerontology’s online Master’s degree program, and the new Global Aging and Life Course Studies undergraduate major/minor.

Faculty from the Department of Gerontology and the Nursing Department will attend the 2018 annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America in Boston. Arrangements can be made to discuss the position with these representatives. Please contact Michele Campbell ( if you are interested in scheduling an appointment.

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Location: University of Massachusetts, Boston