Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Amherst College
Department Name: 
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
PO BOX 5000
Street Line 2: 
AC # 2244
City: 
Amherst
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal: 
01002
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Astronomy.  The Five College Astronomy Department (FCAD) invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship, to be hosted by Amherst College, with a tentative start date of July 1, 2020, but no later than August 20, 2020.

The Five College Consortium, which comprises Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst), values diversity in its many forms – gender and gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status – among others. We believe that such diversity makes an essential positive contribution to our educational and scholarly missions. We expect that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse, and will work cooperatively with similarly diverse staff and faculty.

The fellowship combines opportunities for education and individual research in a unique and stimulating academic environment. The educational component will consist of teaching two undergraduate classes in observational astronomy each academic year, including leading a one-week observing trip using a telescope at a professional facility such as the Kitt Peak National Observatory. 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. Applicants will have the opportunity to participate in science projects with the Large Millimeter Telescope in Mexico. More details about the position can be found here  https://www.amherst.edu/mm/576327.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in astronomy. Please submit applications at https://apply.interfolio.com/69415  with (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 the candidate’s time in the FCAD; (4) a statement of educational goals and teaching experience, including an indication of  the courses in Observational Astronomy that the candidate would offer; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.  The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$58000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$58000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
The annual salary rate for 2020/21 is $58,000.
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Professor Kate Follette
Title: 
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Institution/Company: 
Amherst College
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
PO BOX 5000
Street Line 2: 
AC # 2244
City: 
Amherst
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal Code: 
01002
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
413-542-2251
FAX: 
413-542-5821
Email: 
physics@amherst.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Amherst College
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Professor Kate Follette
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship in Astronomy
Email: 
kfollette@amherst.edu