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Assistant Professor of Chinese Language & Literature

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Economics

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Assistant Professor of English and the Study of Women & Gender

Lecturer in French Studies

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics

Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professorship in Middle East Studies

Faculty Positions in Social Work

Assistant Professor of Statistical and Data Sciences

Assistant Professor of the Study of Women and Gender: Queer Studies

Other Academic/Course Support Positions


Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese language and literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2015. The successful candidate will teach courses in Chinese language and literature. Desirable areas of specialty include Chinese literature, popular culture, or material culture.

Applicants must have a native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Ph.D. or ABD status in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

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. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about the Department may be found at http://www.smith.edu/eall.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26717 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26717


Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2015. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and the capacity to develop an active research program, preferably within the areas of data science, mobile computing, and/or software engineering. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment. Candidates with postdoctoral or other experience and the ability to work with diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Department is housed in a newly constructed, LEED® certified, 400,000 square foot science and engineering building with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. Further details about the department may be found at http://www.cs.smith.edu.

Located in the vibrant community of 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. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26507 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 21, 2014.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26507


Assistant Professor of Economics

The Smith College Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting July 1, 2015. Candidates should have strong foundations in public economics, preferably with a demonstrated interest in pursuing empirical research in the field, and in statistics, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required.

Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy; teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include public economics, Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics, and microeconomics and/or macroeconomics at the introductory level, with the possibility of other courses depending upon the faculty member’s interests. Details about the Department of Economics may be found at http://www.smith.edu/economics.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/25480 with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a copy of the graduate transcript, a job market paper, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 21, 2014. Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the Meetings of the American Economic Association in Boston, MA (January 3-5, 2015), or by video conference if attendance at the Meetings is impracticable.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/25480


Assistant Professor of Engineering

The Picker Engineering Program at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor of Engineering to begin July 2015. Responsibilities include teaching four engineering courses per year, developing an active research program within engineering, and advising student research. Teaching responsibilities include one or more of our core courses (mass and energy balances, statics, circuits, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics) in addition to our introductory and capstone experiences and developing electives in the candidate's area of specialty.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates with postdoctoral or other substantial experience and demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Smith College's ABET-accredited Picker Engineering Program is situated within a liberal arts college and is the nation's first such program at a women's college. The Program, which is located in a newly constructed, LEED® certified, 400,000 square foot science and engineering building with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, strives to prepare our diverse engineering student body, from 33 U.S. states and 24 countries, for global citizenship and a sustainable future. Graduates have gone on to leadership positions in industry, non-profit, government, and higher education. Faculty and student research currently addresses contemporary issues in engineering with applications in energy, the environment, human health, and education. Details about the Program may be found at http://www.smith.edu/engin/.

Located in the vibrant community of Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects; tenure-track faculty members enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit applications to http://apply.interfolio.com/25545 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, and the names and contact information for three confidential references. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2014.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/25545


Assistant Professor of English and the Study of Women & Gender

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) and the Department of English Language & Literature at Smith College invite applications for an equally shared joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2015. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary U.S.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose work does not replicate the College's current strengths in African American literature; comparative work is welcome. Successful candidates will demonstrate command of key methodological and theoretical perspectives in both gender studies and literary studies. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include film and visual culture, critical race theory, drama and performance. We expect the successful candidate to have excellent preparation in literary texts from the twentieth century (and after), and must have prior interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in women and gender studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

The new hire would teach two courses each year in SWG (http://www.smith.edu/swg/) and two in English (http://www.smith.edu/english/). Both programs offer considerable freedom in curricular design. In SWG s/he must be prepared to teach SWG 150, the major’s interdisciplinary, team-taught introductory course. In English, s/he would teach a balance of introductory, intermediate, and advanced seminar level courses.

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. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/25933 with a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014. Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the Modern Language Convention in Vancouver, Canada (January 8-11, 2015) or via video conference if necessary. Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/25933


Lecturer in French Studies

The Department of French Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position beginning July 1, 2015. The initial appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal. The normal teaching load is five courses per year.

We seek an energetic generalist to teach language courses at all levels as well as introductory literary and cultural analysis. The successful candidate will participate in the development of the French undergraduate curriculum, advise students informally, and engage in the cultural, academic, and scholarly life of the Department.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in French Studies or a directly related field by the time of appointment, native or near-native fluency in French and English, and experience with current pedagogical practices for teaching French as a second language. Candidates familiar with online learning and the digital humanities are especially 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. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities. Details about the Department of French Studies may be found at http://www.smith.edu/french.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/26285 with letter of application, C.V., teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 1, 2014, will receive full consideration.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26285


Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin July, 2015. The field of specialty is open. A Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences by the time of appointment is required. Excellence in teaching is essential, as is evidence of a strong and ongoing research program. Candidates with postdoctoral experience are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (http://www.math.smith.edu) has broad interests in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. We seek someone to enhance or complement our current strengths, contributing to a robust core mathematics curriculum. Additional short-term positions may be available.

The Mathematics Major attracts a wide variety of students, and the Department also offers a Biomathematical Sciences Concentration, a Postbaccalaureate Program in Mathematics, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching (Mathematics) in cooperation with the Department of Education. The NSF-funded Center for Women in Mathematics at Smith offers opportunities to work with women heading toward graduate school in the mathematical sciences, and will match students with faculty mentors to engage in research (http://www.math.smith.edu/center).

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges and the largest women's college and has a faculty of outstanding scholars who are also dedicated teachers. Faculty members interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities, and supports a vibrant mathematical community.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/26278 with a letter of application describing your interest in this position, a curriculum vitae, a description of research, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation covering both your teaching and your scholarly activities. Applicants should indicate if they intend to attend the AMS/MAA meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 2015. Applications received by November 12, 2014, will receive full consideration.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26278


Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible position at the rank of Lecturer, to begin Fall 2015. The initial term of appointment is two years, with the possibility of renewal. The normal teaching load is five courses per year. Additional short-term positions may be available.

We seek someone particularly interested in working with pre-calculus and calculus students. Responsibilities include teaching and coordinating these offerings, working with the College's quantitative skills center, and participating in the Masters of Arts in Teaching (Mathematics) program. Evidence of excellent teaching is essential. Successful applicants will have both an interest and expertise in math education broadly defined and an ongoing research and scholarship program. A Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences is required by the time of appointment.

The Department has broad interests in theoretical and applied mathematics. In addition to the Mathematics Major and Minor and the Masters of Arts in Teaching program, the Department offers a Biomathematical Sciences Concentration and a Postbaccalaureate Program in Mathematics, while the NSF-funded Center for Women in Mathematics at Smith offers opportunities to work with women heading toward graduate school in the mathematical sciences. Further details may be found at http://www.math.smith.edu.

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. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26281 with a letter of application describing your interest in this position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a description of research, and three confidential letters of recommendation covering both your teaching and your scholarly activities. Applicants should indicate if they intend to attend the AMS/MAA meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 2015. Applications received by November 17th, 2014, will receive full consideration.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26281


Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professorship in Middle East Studies

The Program in Middle East Studies at Smith College invites applications from senior scholars to serve as the inaugural occupant of the Janet Wright Ketcham '53 Chair in Middle East Studies, beginning July 2015. This appointment will be at the associate or full professor level with tenure. We seek a distinguished scholar of the Middle East with a focus on issues in the contemporary Arab world. Scholarly proficiency in Arabic is required; knowledge of other regional languages is desirable. Candidates for this appointment must have a track record of intellectual leadership in the field and a passion for undergraduate teaching. Applications are encouraged from broadly trained scholars of the region, as well as those with comparative training in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Palestine, and/or Turkey.

The successful candidate will be a scholar-teacher trained in the history, economics, politics, societies, and/or cultures of the region, and will be able to teach across disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to offer both undergraduate seminars in her/his fields of specialization and intermediate courses that address the contemporary geopolitical and cultural landscape of the Middle East in a global context, and to contribute to the development of a broad interdisciplinary introduction to Middle Eastern Studies. We are particularly interested in applicants whose specializations enhance the existing strengths of our Program in Middle East Studies (www.smith.edu/mes).

Tenured faculty at Smith teach two courses each semester, interact with students in small classes, and actively advise independent undergraduate research. The College's commitment to research is supported by a generous sabbatical policy and faculty development funding, and faculty benefit from the rich intellectual, cultural, and creative atmosphere supported by the Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Located in the vibrant college town of Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College is among the nation's leading liberal arts colleges and its largest women's college, and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.

Applications may be submitted online only at http://apply.interfolio.com/26948 with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research, and three confidential letters of recommendation from fellow scholars of Middle Eastern Studies. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26948


Faculty Positions in Social Work

The Smith College School for Social Work invites nominations and applications for two open rank faculty positions.

We seek candidates with a portfolio of successful scholarship and teaching to join the School’s HBSE and Research sequences. For the position in Research, we seek candidates with knowledge of practice-relevant research; expertise in evidence-based practice and program evaluation are of particular interest. For the position in HBSE, we seek candidates with knowledge of a wide range of contemporary HBSE theories and practices, and a commitment to integrating knowledge of those theories and practices within a social justice framework. Candidates with the ability to work across at least two of the school’s five sequences (Practice, HBSE, Policy, Research, and Field) are preferred.

A doctorate in social work or a closely related field (completed prior to the start of the appointment) is required. An MSW from an accredited school of social work is preferred. Candidates should have a demonstrated trajectory of scholarship and a record of teaching excellence. Appointments will be made at a level appropriate to the qualifications and track record of the successful applicant. Rank and salary will be commensurate with expertise and experience. Appointments will begin July 2015.

The Smith College School for Social Work (SSW) was founded in 1918 for the express purpose of preparing social workers to provide mental health services to traumatized soldiers and their families at the end of World War I. Building on this history and its reputation for excellence in clinical education, the School’s pedagogical mission remains focused on developing clinical social workers firmly grounded in a synthesis of psychological and social theories. With its intensive block program structure and immersive internship experiences, the MSW curriculum is designed to educate students for the provision of effective clinical social work services in diverse settings and with a diversity of populations. The PhD program, established in 1964, prepares advanced clinical practitioners for leadership positions in social work education, research, and practice. In both programs, the School aims to produce generative clinical social workers adept in relationally-based, theoretically-grounded, and culturally responsive social work practices, well-prepared to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing field and to help shape clinical social work for future generations.

The Smith SSW places a strong emphasis on both scholarship and teaching in considerations for tenure and promotion. The School’s commitment to becoming an anti-racism institution infuses all aspects of its programs; faculty members are expected to actively contribute to this commitment in all aspects of their work.

Smith College is part of a five college consortium centrally located in the Northeast corridor between Boston and New York in an academically engaged and demographically diverse area. Founded as an undergraduate liberal arts college for women in 1871, Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, welcomes 2,600 undergraduate women from every state and 60 countries and more than 500 graduate men and women in M.A., M.F.A., M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs. With approximately 400 students per year, the SSW is Smith’s largest graduate program.

Review of applications will begin in September of 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a brief letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (e.g. publication, grant application, report, etc.), and the names of three references.

All materials should be submitted via the Smith College job opportunities web page at http://apply.interfolio.com/26870.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Yoosun Park, Acting Associate Dean and Chair of the Search Committee (ypark2@smith.edu).

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, bilingual/bicultural applicants, and people with experiences working in cultures other than their own are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26870


Assistant Professor of Statistical and Data Sciences

The Program in Statistical and Data Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or closely related field by time of appointment, and must provide evidence of excellence in teaching applied and mathematical statistics and of an active research program. The candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching of statistics, especially at the elementary and intermediate levels, to teach other courses in statistics and/or data science, and to participate in building a strong interdisciplinary program in statistical and data sciences at the College.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities. Smith College is an institutional member of the American Statistical Association and the Five-College Statistics Program, which supports a vibrant statistical community. If you have questions about the position or the Program, please email Charles Staelin, the chair of the search committee, at cstaelin@smith.edu.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/25478 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation addressing both teaching and research. Applications received by November 15, 2014, will receive full consideration. Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/25478


Assistant Professor of the Study of Women and Gender: Queer Studies

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of queer studies broadly defined. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer courses at the intermediate and advanced levels in queer studies, including courses in theory and in topics related to the candidate's field of specialization, and will teach in the Program’s interdisciplinary introductory course.

Candidates should demonstrate research and teaching commitments to understanding the intersection of sexuality with gender, race, and class. Candidates must have prior interdisciplinary teaching experience, including an introductory course in the study of women and gender. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. In addition, the Pioneer Valley has the highest concentration of faculty in gender and sexuality studies in the country, providing broad collaborative opportunities and resources such as participation in the new Five College Queer & Sexuality Studies Certificate (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/queerstudies). Details about the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/swg/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/25698 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2014.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/25698


Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or veteran status in the recruitment and admission of students, 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.

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Smith College will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or with the interview process. Please notify the Office of Human Resources at (413) 585-2270 in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.

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