Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills in Western Massachusetts. MCLA is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized MCLA as a top liberal arts college. In the publication's "Best Colleges" 2015 edition, MCLA is ranked one of the top ten public liberal arts colleges in the nation, and is one of only six, non-military institutions in the top ten. The College, as part of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, blends a liberal arts education with hands-on experience and professional programs across a range of disciplines.
The department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities will include instructing the full spectrum of courses for undergraduate physics majors plus courses for non-science majors.
The MCLA science and math faculty are a cohesive group dedicated not only to their own disciplines but also to support of student civic engagement, teacher preparation and a solid liberal arts experience for all majors. Most of the science departments including Physics are housed in the state of the art Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, opened in 2014.
In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include: recruiting; advising and mentoring students; engaging students in undergraduate research, internship, and related opportunities; participating in departmental and committee work; and maintaining a professional scholarship agenda.
This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics; a background in optics or applied physics is especially desired. Candidates who are ABD with a firm date of completion will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience or demonstrate capacity to be a successful instructor, interest in ongoing professional development and experience with instructional technology.
Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation from professional references, and a statement of teaching and research interests to:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For best consideration, all materials should be submitted by December 1, 2014. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.