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University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant/Associate Professor - Learning, Media & Technology - College of Education in Amherst, Massachusetts

Assistant/Associate Professor - Learning, Media & Technology - College of Education

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Work type: Faculty Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Teacher Ed/Curriculum Studies


Categories: College of Education, Faculty

About UMass Amherst

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 environment 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.

UMass Amherst is a leader in providing institutional supports for faculty to combine work and family/personal responsibilities. UMass is in the top 10% of public research-intensive universities in the COACHE survey for making the tenure track compatible with having and raising children. Click here for more information onwork-life balance at UMass Amherst ( .

Job Description

The Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS) in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to appoint anAssistant or Associate Professor, beginning in fall semester 2023-2024. This is a search for a full-time, tenure-track position with a preferredstart date of September 1, 2023. The College of Education is seeking emerging or established candidates whose work focuses on instructional design and/or teaching and learning with technology in K-12 or higher education settings. The candidate will be expected to support the growth of the doctoral program in Mathematics, Science, and Learning Technologies (MSLT) and the master’s program in Learning, Media, and Technology (LMT). The candidate should have a strong research record in learning technologies, experience, or potential for securing external funding, and a record of teaching at the higher education level, commensurate with experience. Candidates at the Associate level should have a track record of successful external funding of their research. We welcome applicants with backgrounds from a broad range of education technology topics, including teaching and learning with emerging technologies (e.g., AI, VR, AR), game design/serious games for learning, instructional design, public interest technology, multimodal learning environments, mobile learning technologies, intelligent tutoring systems, learner analytics and dashboards for teachers/students, computational thinking, and related areas.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab, the Public Interest Technology Initiative, as well as the College of Education’s Center for Racial Justice and Youth Engagement and/or the Center for International Education. This hire will contribute to and align with the college’s vision: Education for a socially just world.


  • Develop and maintain a strong research agenda as evidenced by refereed publications.

  • Write proposals to secure external funding for research.

  • Advise masters and doctoral students.

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in foundational education topics and learning technologies, such as Designing Digital Media for Teaching and Learning, Educational Video Production, and Social Justice in Edtech.

  • Contribute to service activities at levels commensurate with peers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Instructional Technology, Learning Technologies, or related field.

  • Established publication record or indication of considerable promise.

  • Experience or strong potential to teach.

  • Experience or strong potential to provide program leadership.

  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and students of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

  • A commitment to social justice in education, including a willingness to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion for communities that are underserved and underrepresented in STEM and educational technology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of seeking external grant funding.

  • Interest in collaborating in research activities with colleagues.

  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary environments with students and faculty in programs across the university.

  • Knowledge of instructional design theories (e.g., the ADDIE instructional design model).

  • Experience in quantitative or mixed research methods.

  • Experience teaching in in-person, online, and blended settings.

Work Schedule

Academic year appointment.

Application Instructions

Along with the application, please submit the following materials (in pdf format). Applications will be reviewed startingDecember 1, 2022:

  • Curriculum Vita.

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application.

  • Contact information for three (3) professional references.

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1 page).

  • Statement of Research Focus and Experience (1 page).

  • Diversity Statement describing a vision for candidate’s role in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice (1 page).

For more information about the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please visit our website

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.

Advertised: Nov 9 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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