Two-Year Visiting Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Physics (open-rank search)
January 22, 2018
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Amherst College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a two-year visiting faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and research and teaching experience commensurate with the rank of the appointment are required. We seek candidates who demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working with a diverse student body, one composed of students of varied socio-economic backgrounds, genders, races and ethnicities, nationalities, abilities, sexual orientations, and religions. The department is looking for a person with broad intellectual interests who is committed to teaching physics and working at a liberal arts college. An active research program, especially of a kind that is conducive to undergraduate participation, is desirable. The proximity of Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts creates a broad and vibrant academic community and the college along with these institutions participates in the Five College Consortium of the Connecticut Valley. Interested candidates are asked to provide a current curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) and a teaching statement. Application materials should be submitted electronically at https://apply.interfolio.com/48199. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor Kannan Jagannathan, chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002-5000, or by email to email@example.com. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 19, 2018. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged. Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with approximately 1,800 students, and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred. More information about the College can be found at www.amherst.edu.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
About Amherst College
ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!
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