The Five College Astronomy Department (FCAD), which consists of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship, to be based at Mount Holyoke College, with a tentative start date of July 1, 2023 but no later than September 1, 2023. The successful candidate must be dedicated to undergraduate education and enjoy working with students.
The educational component will consist of teaching two undergraduate classes per academic year, of which at least one will be in observational astronomy, including leading a one-week observing trip to a professional observatory in Arizona. The second course may also be in observational science or another area of interest to the candidate. The fellow is also expected to conduct a strong research program that is synergistic with existing research in the FCAD and that has potential for undergraduate contributions. The FCAD provides multiple opportunities for research collaborations. For example, applicants will have the opportunity to participate in science projects with the Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in astronomy, planetary science, physics, or a closely-related field, should submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research goals and a proposal for a research project that would be conducted during your time in the FCAD; (4) a statement of educational goals and teaching experience, including an indication of what you would offer to the planned observational astronomy course(s) and a second possible course; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
Please visit careers.mtholyoke.edu to apply. For additional information, please see https://www.astro.umass.edu/content/fcad-educationresearch-fellow-ay-202...