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The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers exciting professional opportunities in the field of higher education. Our public university—located on the scenic SouthCoast of Massachusetts—is distinguished by its commitment to teaching, discovery, and engagement for the good of individual students and society.

Washington Monthly magazine ranks UMass Dartmouth 25th in the nation in value for students and the community.

UMass Dartmouth: moving ahead

  • UMass Law established in 2010
  • Claire T. Carney Library $45 million renovation/expansion completed in 2013
  • Commitment to green learning and living; major energy savings resulting from newly constructed wind turbine
  • Location facilitates collaboration with Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod institutions
  • WiMAX long-range wireless offers connectivity up to two miles from campus
  • 380 full-time faculty members; 308 tenured or tenure track; 96% have terminal degrees; 2 Fulbright scholars
  • Sponsored research has tripled in the last six years, now at $25.6 million:
    • 22,000 square foot research building opened in 2007
    • University supports faculty through two internal funds dedicated to research and creative activities, and two grants for projects that address critical community needs
  • School for Marine Science and Technology internationally recognized for graduate programs, research endeavors, and innovative community partnerships
  • New graduate programs in law, biomedical engineering, public policy, education, and nursing
  • New and updated undergraduate programs in life science, engineering, sustainability, business, and crime and justice
  • $11 million addition planned for the Charlton College of Business

Benefits at UMass Dartmouth

  • University benefits include group health, dental, and life insurance; programs for disability income protection, retirement, flexible spending accounts, workers compensation, tax-sheltered annuities; employee-vendor discounts
  • Employees' spouses, partners, and dependents are eligible for tuition waivers at state public colleges and universities
  • Office of Faculty Development, staffed by faculty, sponsors a range of programs focused on professional development
  • New Faculty Institute advises on university life and issues such as appointments and tenure
  • Generous vacation, personal, and holiday time

Superior quality of life

By any measure, few regions match the quality of life within southeastern Massachusetts:

  • a location rich in natural beauty and resources
  • distinctive communities with quality, affordable homes
  • a wide range of social, cultural, and recreational activity

Living in this area offers:

  • an appealing mix of urban, suburban, and rural, combining art galleries, historic districts, and ethnic restaurants with bike paths, working farms, and ocean beaches
  • an environment that offers the best in recreation opportunities and serves as a research resource for fields such as marine science
  • the ability to buy homes comparable to those in greater Boston at far lower prices
  • career opportunities for partners and spouses: the number of area high tech, finance, and health care companies is on the rise
  • good schools, public and private: review the results of the state's standardized testing of public school systems at
  • a thriving arts and entertainment scene that runs a wide gamut, from the folk concerts at the Narrows Center for the Arts, in Fall River, to plays at the Zeiterion Theater and exhibits at our arts campus as well as the Whaling Museum in New Bedford
  • easy access to major highways, airports, and rail transportation


(based on latest data)

  • 9,225 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students
  • 50 undergraduate majors
  • 55 undergraduate minors
  • 38 graduate degree programs
  • 380 full-time faculty
  • 308 tenured or tenure track
  • 96% have terminal degrees
  • 22% are persons of color
  • 49% are women
  • 1,509 university employees

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