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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, 2020.  For this position, we seek a geologist with expertise in the broad field of climate science, and we are especially interested in applicants with expertise in and/or who can teach courses in climate change and surface processes, and other courses in support of majors in Geosciences and the Environmental Science and Policy Program. Faculty members at Smith teach an equivalent of 4 courses a year and are expected to establish an active research program that engages 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. The faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here:  https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/provost/faculty-development.  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: https://www.smith.edu/geosciences 

Submit application at https://apply.interfolio.com/66800 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a sample syllabus, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on November 1.    

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Location: Northampton, MA
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Start Date: July 2020
Job Type: Full Time Hire


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