Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year, full- or half-time visiting faculty position beginning September 2014 in Astronomy. Duration of appointment may be extended. Teaching responsibilities will include up to five courses in some combination of introductory astronomy, planetary science, and an additional upper-level course in a topic to be determined. Along with nearby Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MHC is an active member of the Five College Astronomy Department. The successful candidate must be dedicated to undergraduate education and enjoy working with students. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in astronomy, planetary science, physics, or a closely-related field.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,300 students and 220 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one-fifth are persons of color. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.
Please apply online at https://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu. To be assured of full consideration, include a letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically once the completed application has been submitted.