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Full Time Lecturer - Public Policy

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 Full-Time Lecturer 

Department of Public Policy

The Department of Public Policy in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position starting in September 2022. This is a 9-month, full-time equivalent, non-tenure-track position with primary responsibilities for graduate online instruction. Initial appointment is up to 2 years, with possibility of renewal. More information on the department and its programs can be found here: https://www.umassd.edu/cas/public-policy/


About the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. The University is located in the beautiful ocean side community of Dartmouth, about an hour south of Boston, half-hour east of Providence, and half-hour west of Cape Cod. The University has an enrollment of over 8,000 students in over 40 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Charlton College of Business, College of Arts and Science, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Law, and School of Marine Science and Technology. The University achieved Carnegie Designated Research University status in spring of 2016.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality, and safety.



The successful candidate will offer teaching, advising, and service to the department, college, and university. Teaching loads, under current collective bargaining agreement, can be up to a 4/4. For this position, teaching is primarily focused on supporting the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and three graduate certificates. We are looking for a public policy generalist, with preference for candidates who have experience/capacity to teach the following courses: Foundations of Public Policy, Policy Analysis, Research Methods, Public Management, and Internship. While the successful candidate will primarily teach in the online programs of the Department of Public Policy, it is possible they might also intermittently teach face-to-face undergraduate sections in areas appropriate to their expertise.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, or closely related field.
  • Experience teaching in online modalities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the following areas: foundations of public policy, policy analysis, public management, and research methods.
  • Currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Public Policy, or closely related field.
  • Experience developing and delivering online course content in Blackboard.
  • Experience in teaching graduate level public policy courses in areas including foundations of public policy, policy analysis, public management, and research methods.
  • Experience placing and/or supervising students in internships.
  • Ability to contribute to fostering diversity of the campus, curriculum, and/or discipline.


Application Process

Applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; contact information for three professional references; and a one-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot by January 21, 2022, and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

Employment is contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization. Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Formal review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

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