Assistant Professor of Physics

Date Posted: 06/12/2017
Type/Department:Faculty in Natural Science
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Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium (Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, University of Massachusetts), is accepting applications for an assistant professor of physics in the School of Natural Science.  Applicants in all areas of physics are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will show a clear promise for developing innovative undergraduate teaching and engaging students at all levels in research. Candidates will be expected to design and teach courses (two per semester) at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate level. Active research and interest in mentoring students engaged in independent research projects are also expected. Faculty are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary teaching and research collaborations with colleagues both at Hampshire College and within the Five College consortium.  This position is an opportunity to develop an innovative and creative physics program that engages students in authentic physics work, informs auxiliary fields (mathematics, the work of environmental sciences- & STEAM-students, biological sciences, pre-med/pre-professional fields etc.), and impacts physics education nationally. 

Hampshire College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the curriculum, in people, and in the college’s intellectual, social, and cultural endeavors. Hampshire recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of its activities. We encourage applicants who will contribute to the College’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse academic community.

Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community; it strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however only candidates whose applications are received by September 15, 2017 will be assured full consideration.  A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment, July 1, 2018. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Applicants should submit the following: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) teaching statement addressing both demonstrated ability to instruct a diverse student body, and descriptions of potential courses and undergraduate research topics; 4)  a statement that describes an ideal learning experience for a student learning physics and how you would contribute to it; 5) research statement with your own research plans and ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty; and 6) three professional references. All materials should be submitted via our website at:

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.