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Lecturer in Astronomy

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The Department of Astronomy at Smith College invites applications for a one-year, benefits eligible position at the rank of Lecturer, to begin July 1, 2018.  Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with diverse students across the liberal arts. Teaching responsibilities will include four undergraduate astronomy classes including Survey of the Universe, Astrophysics I, and two intermediate-level courses in the candidate’s field of specialization. Candidates with familiarity with small optical telescopes are encouraged to apply, as are candidates from groups underrepresented in Astronomy.  A Ph.D. in Astronomy or related field is expected by the time of appointment.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. There will be ample opportunities, but no requirement, to engage in research in collaboration with Five College Astronomy Department faculty, students, and postdocs, including competitive access to the 50-meter Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico. Details about the Department of Astronomy may be found at http://www.smith.edu/astronomy/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/48774 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018. 

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 2/8/2018
Application Due: 3/1/2018
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