Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences

Northampton, Massachusetts (US)
Sep 26, 2018
Oct 26, 2018
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The Department of Geosciences at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2019.  For this position, we seek a “hard rock” geologist, and we are especially interested in applicants with expertise in and/or who can teach courses in mineral resources and sustainability. Faculty members at Smith teach four 4-credit courses per year and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. This hire will be expected to teach courses in mineralogy and petrology, and other courses in support of our majors in the Geosciences. The successful candidate is also expected to establish an active research program and to engage undergraduate students in their scholarship. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in geosciences at the time of appointment, and members of groups underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty have the opportunity to cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Geosciences can be found here:

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018. We will accept applications until December 10, 2018.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.

Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).

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