Amherst College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in astronomy at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2022. Given Amherst’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations and religions. The college seeks an individual who will have broad intellectual interests, be committed to teaching a diverse student body, and be able to establish an active research program involving undergraduates. The successful candidate is expected to advise senior thesis projects and participate in the life of the college. The individual will also be a member of the Five College Astronomy Department, a collaborative program of Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
A Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science, or a closely related field is required by the start of the position. Start-up funds are available. Candidates are asked to submit an application electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/91772. Candidates should submit a letter of application; current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications; teaching statement, including plans for teaching and mentoring a diverse student body; research statement, including a description of how it will involve undergraduates and addressing any research synergy with astronomers of the Five College Astronomy Department; and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal-arts college, with approximately 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred. More information about the college can be found at www.amherst.edu. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.