Visiting Lecturer in Astronomy

Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Astronomy
City: South Hadley
State/Province: Massachusetts
Country: USA
Contact Person: M. Darby Dyar
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: Mount Holyoke College
Application Due Date: Wednesday, January 31 2024
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Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a two-year, full-time visiting lecturer position in planetary science beginning Fall 2024 in Astronomy. Teaching responsibilities will be five courses in some combination of introductory solar systems, planetary science, and advanced seminar courses.

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.

Include a letter of interest, CV, and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body, and (4) contact information for three references. Applications must be made online at and review will begin on 1/2/24.

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.

To apply: