The Smith College Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics at the Assistant Professor level, starting Fall 2011. The candidate should have a Ph.D., a commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a strong research program accessible to undergraduates. Preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience. Significant equipment start-up funds, student summer research stipends, and a newly renovated research lab space adjacent to a well-equipped center for design and fabrication are available to aid in establishing a research program. This includes the departmentally administered Paganelli-Bull '35 endowed fund for equipment used in teaching and research with students in physics, which provides a ready source of start up funds for research equipment and matching funds for external grant proposals.
Located in Western Massachusetts, Smith College is a leader in the education of women and has an outstanding record in the number of alumnae who are professional physicists. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for faculty and students, as well as additional opportunities in teaching and research.
To apply, submit an application online at http://jobs.smith.edu with an uploaded letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of research plans and achievements (the candidate should explain how undergraduates would be involved in their research), and the names and contact information of three references. Each reference should send a letter of recommendation by mail directly to Associate Professor Nathanael Fortune, Chair, Department of Physics, Smith College, Northampton MA 01063. Preference will be given to applications received before December 1st.