The Center for Heritage and Society at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks an Associate Director for the Center for Heritage and Society, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The position is a 9-month full time lectureship in the Department of Anthropology; it is a one-year appointment with the possibility for renewal.

This lecturer will teach two courses per year and will work directly with the Director and the Steering Committee of the Center for Heritage & Society (CHS) on developing a graduate certificate and/or degree program in “International Heritage Policy,” on developing outside projects and collaborations, grant applications for such projects, hosting the annual CHS conferences on campus, and developing the associated journal Heritage & Society. The candidate must have a PhD in a heritage-related field, very strong experience in the international heritage policy arena, strong publications and grants and/or consulting in cultural heritage policy, and strong language skills—particularly French. The Department of Anthropology at UMass Amherst is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the 5-campus publicly funded UMass system. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley, 90 miles west of Boston and 180 miles northeast of New York City. UMass Amherst hosts nearly 19,000 undergraduate students and 5,600 graduate students, and nearly 900 tenure system faculty. The Department of Anthropology has 21 faculty, 175 majors in the BA program and 82 graduate students working on MA and/or PhD programs.

UMass Amherst anthropology faculty work closely with their counterparts in the area private colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith) in curricular planning. The faculty is unionized, and the University of Massachusetts offers an excellent benefits package. UMass Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and other protected categories.

We strongly prefer that applications be submitted online at Please include a letter describing interests and qualifications, a CV, and list of 3 referees. Alternatively, applications may be mailed to “CHS Associate Director Search, Anthropology Department, 240 Hicks Way, Amherst MA 01003.” Application screening commences on July 20, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.