Position Detail

Visiting Lecturer in Physics (#492)

Date Posted:
01/30/2017
Type/Department:
Faculty in Physics
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
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The Physics Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Lecturer to begin fall 2017.  This is a one-year, non-renewable teaching position with competitive salary and benefits.  The teaching load is 3-2.

We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, able to teach across the undergraduate physics curriculum.  A doctorate (anticipated or completed) in physics or a related field is required.  The college has well equipped research facilities, and development of a research program that can include undergraduates is desirable, but not required.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

To apply, submit materials at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu, including a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke, CV, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body.  Please upload courses taught and which of our courses the applicant is comfortable teaching, as one PDF in the field marked “Other Document”.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.  Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  For further information please contact Professor Katherine Aidala, Department of Physics at kaidala@mtholyoke.edu

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women 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 committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.