Inside Higher Ed | University of Massachusetts Boston

Inside Higher Ed Careers is excited to introduce College Pages, a place for job seekers to research potential employers. We will be rolling these out over the next few months to ensure quality and to respond to feedback from job seekers and recruiters.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at [email protected].

 

University of Massachusetts Boston

https://www.umb.edu/editor_uploads/images/university/theuniversity-aerial-g35616-2-sd-oct18-820x400.jpg

University of Massachusetts Boston

The University

The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

 

Diversity Profile: University of Massachusetts Boston

Among institutions of higher learning, the University of Massachusetts Boston is a leader in diversity, access, and excellence. With its mission to serve the city of Boston—a mission established by its founders—the university reflects the growing diversity of the community it represents, a mixture of people, cultures, and demographics unlike that of any other public university in New England.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.

To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Chancellor J. Keith Motley’s Statement on Diversity & Affirmative Action

The University of Massachusetts Boston is a leader in higher education as it relates to diversity, access, and excellence. With its urban mission to stand with the city of Boston—a mission established by its founders—the university reflects the growing diversity of the local community it represents and the strengths that these differences in people exhibit. At the University of Massachusetts Boston, 39.3% of our students are persons of color. Ours is a community that naturally extends itself to, and welcomes into its student body, faculty, and staff, a broad spectrum of people in terms of race, ethnicity, age, and economic background. It is our belief that the academic experience here is enriched and enhanced by the inclusion of the varied backgrounds and perspectives that we all bring to it. The result has been a richness of diversity unmatched by any other public university in New England, a fact in which we take great pride.

The University of Massachusetts Boston has reinforced its commitment to and support of the principles of diversity, access, and excellence by incorporating a diversity requirement into the curriculum. We at the university see the realization of the values of diversity and access as critical to the evaluation of excellence in all of our academic programs, at all levels.

In keeping with its long and proud tradition of initiatives in support of affirmative action in employment, the university will continue to pursue a comprehensive affirmative action agenda in all areas of the campus. On the one hand, as chancellor I have primary responsibility for achieving our goals in this regard, while delegating authority and daily responsibility for the implementation of our plans to the vice chancellors. On the other hand, affirmative action is the responsibility of all who are a part of the university community. I regard all hiring units as responsible for striving to attain our affirmative action goals and implementing our affirmative action and equal opportunity policies. And of course everyone who is associated with the University of Massachusetts Boston shares in the responsibility of fostering an environment that will allow the strengths of diversity to flourish and the goals of affirmative action to be achieved.

Our Affirmative Action Plan reaffirms the campus’s commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, ancestry, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a veteran (with particular emphasis on disabled and/or Vietnam-era veterans). The plan reaffirms as well our dedication to giving all employees and students the opportunity to work and study in an environment free from discrimination and harassment.
Finally, the Affirmative Action Plan reaffirms our policy of non-discrimination in all employment decisions. It reasserts our commitment to treating University of Massachusetts Boston employees and applicants equitably and fairly in all matters relating to employment. No university employee or applicant shall be unlawfully discriminated against or harassed.

As Boston’s only public research university, we have the unique opportunity and responsibility to represent access to excellence in higher education for a diverse student body, and we will continue to ensure that our employees reflect the diversity of the community we serve.

J. Keith Motley, PhD
Chancellor

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Quinn Administration, 03, 025
Phone: 617-287-4818
Fax: 617-287-7243
Email: [email protected]

Website: umb.edu/ODI 

Mission Statement: 

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is charged with strengthening the university tradition of diversity by developing and implementing a strategic and integrated approach to advancing a university-wide climate that respects, values, and supports the academic, social, and personal development of diverse faculty, staff, and students.

Juan Nunez, Chief Diversity Officer

Among institutions of higher learning, the University of Massachusetts Boston is a leader in diversity, access, and excellence. With its mission to serve the city of Boston—a mission established by its founders—the university reflects the growing diversity of the community it represents, a mixture of people, cultures, and demographics unlike that of any other public university in New England. Ours is an institution that naturally extends itself to—and in turn welcomes into its student body, faculty, and staff—people of varied races, ethnicities, ages, and economic backgrounds. We are proud of that record. We also believe that the UMass Boston academic experience itself is enriched by the many experiences and perspectives that our students, faculty, and staff bring to it. We at the university see diversity and access as critical to the achievement of excellence in all our academic programs. UMass Boston faculty and staff share a vision of undergraduate and graduate teaching that meets the needs of a diverse student population—developing innovative and interdisciplinary programs and nurturing both pure and applied research. The university has reinforced its commitment to the principles of diversity by incorporating a diversity course requirement into the undergraduate curriculum.

Working at UMass Boston:

The University of Massachusetts Boston offers a diverse, culturally rich, and progressive work environment. Located on a beautiful campus on Boston Harbor just minutes from downtown Boston—a center of research, technology, education, medicine, and commerce—the university is a nationally recognized model of employer innovation and excellence among urban colleges and universities. UMass Boston offers employment opportunities in teaching, research, professional service, and many other areas.

Diversity Initiatives

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides various training workshops and resources aimed at promoting and advancing university wide inclusiveness:

  • - Diversity in Dialogue
  • - Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • - Diversity Training
  • - Diversity Resource Library
  • - American’s with Disabilities Act Training

Centers and Institutes

UMass Boston boasts 40 interdisciplinary research organizations that bring faculty and students together from across the university to pursue research, teaching, and service on broad scholarly and social topics, some of which are:

  • - Institute for New England Native American Studies
  • - The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy
  • - William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture
  • - Confucius Institute
  • - Institute for Asian American Studies
  • - Institute for Community Inclusion
  • - The Haiti Initiative at UMass Boston
  • - Labor Resource Center
  • - William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences

For a complete list please visit http://www.umb.edu/research/institutes_centers/.

 

AAUP Compensation Survey Data
University of Massachusetts Boston

FULL PROFESSORS
$141,400
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
$109,700
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
$86,800
INSTRUCTORS

Jobs at University of Massachusetts Boston

  • CHANCELLOR

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • The President and the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts announce a search for the position of Chancellor...

  • View Details
  • Assistant Professor of English (in Composition & Rhetoric) and Director of ESL Program

  • UMass Boston
  • Assistant Professor of English (in Composition & Rhetoric) and Director of ESL ProgramJob no: 502751Position Type: Faculty Full TimeCampus: UMass Bost

  • View Details
  • Assistant Professor Economics

  • UMass Boston
  • Assistant Professor EconomicsJob no: 502663Position Type: Faculty Full TimeCampus: UMass BostonDepartment: EconomicsDate opened: 13 Sep 2019 Eastern

  • View Details

Search 18 jobs at University of Massachusetts Boston

Or view all listings » Post a job on Inside Higher Ed

University of Massachusetts Boston Announcements

Hires and Promotions
Fund-Raising
Events

Is this your college or institution?

Tell us about your latest hires and promotions.

Announce A Job Change or New Hire

Tell us about your institution’s fund-raising efforts.

Announce Your CampaignPost Your Latest GiftsPost Your Largest Gift

Is this your college or institution?

Tell us about any conferences or events you have planned.

Announce An EventSee All Events

Back to Top