Amherst College welcomes applications for the position of Physics Teaching Fellow. The successful applicant will work with Amherst faculty teaching the laboratory sections of introductory physics courses. The Teaching Fellow will also work on revising and upgrading the laboratory experiments for those courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. This is a twelve-month, full-time position, with benefits, that will begin July 1, 2015, though teaching duties do not begin until September 2015. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. A bachelor’s degree in physics or a closely related field is required. Experience serving as a teaching assistant for undergraduate labs is highly desirable. To apply, please submit electronically toa description of interest in the position and relevant experience, a curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.
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 and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.