Visiting Lecturer in Astronomy and Physics

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Astronomy and Physics
City: South Hadley
State/Province: MA
Country: USA
Contact Person: M. Darby Dyar
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Mount Holyoke College
Application Due Date: Monday, March 14 2022
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Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting lecturer position beginning Fall 2022 in Astronomy and Physics. Duration of appointment may be extended. Teaching responsibilities will be two courses in introductory physics and three courses in some combination of introductory astronomy, cosmology, and introductory astrophysics. Mount Holyoke College is an active member of the Five College Astronomy Department, which provides multiple opportunities for research collaborations. 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.

To be assured of full consideration, include a letter of interest, CV, and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. Please include contact information for three references as part of your application. Reference letters will be requested at a later date in the search process. Review of applications will begin March 14, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 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 College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.