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Visiting Lecturer in Physics (#964)

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The Physics Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time, visiting faculty member to begin in fall 2020. This is a one-year, non-renewable teaching position with competitive salary and benefits.

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.

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. Submit your application by February 24, 2020 to ensure full consideration. For further information, please contact Professor Alexi Arango, Department of Physics, at aarango@mtholyoke.edu.

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

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 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 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.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college.  

As a condition of employment, Mount Holyoke College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires.  Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.  

Effective January 1, 2020 all new hires will be required to complete the background check process prior to commencing their Service Activity (employment) with the College. All offers of employment and continued employment at Mount Holyoke College are contingent upon satisfactory results of thorough background checks. For additional information about the Mount Holyoke College Background Check Policy, please visit  Background Checks.