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Searches active as of February 20, 2015

Picker Professor of Practice: Engineering

Lecturer in German

Lecturer in Korean Studies

Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professorship in Middle East Studies

Lecturer in Physics

The Bertha Capen Reynolds Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work

Other Academic/Course Support Positions


Picker Professor of Practice: Engineering

The Picker Engineering Program at Smith College invites applications for a four-year, grant-funded Picker Professor of Practice, to begin July 2015. Responsibilities include teaching engineering courses and developing an academic and mentoring program to support students who want to major in engineering and need additional math and analytic skills.

Applicants must have an advanced degree in engineering, engineering education, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment, and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates with substantial teaching experience and demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply. This non-tenure-track faculty position is full-time and benefits-eligible, and will have access to funding for research and development work.

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. 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/28629 with cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching and mentoring, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications completed by February 27th, 2015, 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/28339


Lecturer in German

The Department of German Studies at Smith College invites applications for a two-year, full-time position as Lecturer. Appointment begins in July 2015, comes with full benefits, and includes teaching five courses each year. An advanced degree is required by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will possess native or near-native fluency in German and in English, evidence of scholarly promise, and the ability to teach German language, literature, and culture at all levels. The area of specialization is open; interdisciplinary interests are welcome. Candidates with a proven record in digital pedagogy 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. Details about the Department may be found at http://www.smith.edu/ger/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/28835 with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (1-2 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 9, 2015.

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/28835


Lecturer in Korean Studies

The Program in East Asian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Korean Studies. This is a two-year, non-tenure-track, benefits-eligible appointment, beginning July 2015.

We seek someone trained in the humanities or social sciences to teach surveys of pre-modern and modern Korea, and advanced Korean Studies courses (other than language and literature) from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The normal teaching load is five courses per year.

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 Program in East Asian Studies at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/eas/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/28339 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015.

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/28339


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


Lecturer in Physics

The Department of Physics at Smith College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position, to begin July 2015. This is a one-year, non-tenure-track, benefits-eligible appointment with a five-course teaching load. Candidates should have a Ph.D in physics by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. This is a teaching position, but research lab space and equipment are available if desired.

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. Details about the Department may be found at http://www.smith.edu/physics/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/28836 with cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 13, 2015.

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/28836


The Bertha Capen Reynolds Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work

The Program
The Bertha Capen Reynolds (BCR) Fellowship Program at the Smith College School for Social Work offers a twelve-month residential fellowship for a doctoral student in the dissertation phase of a social work Ph.D. program. The fellowship is named for the social work pioneer Bertha Capen Reynolds, a Smith College alumna (1908), a graduate of the first class of the Smith College School for Social Work (1918), and a member of the School’s faculty (1925-1938), who was described by the NASW (http://www.naswfoundation.org/pioneers/r/reynolds.htm) as “a progressive educator, creative and original thinker, clinician and community worker who strove to broaden and deepen social work practice.” The BCR fellowship was created in 1987 by then-Dean Ann Hartman to honor Reynold’s legacy by supporting the development of scholars from underrepresented groups, whose work promotes both the underlying principles of Reynolds’ approach to clinical social work and the mission of the Smith College School for Social Work: the integration of the individual and the social; the advancement of anti-racism knowledge; the interpretation of individual problems within the context of the social, political, and economic systems in which they occur.

The BCR Fellowship is a part of the Five College Fellowship program (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/faculty/fellowships/node/75). As a member of this program, the BCR fellow is provided research and teaching mentors and connected through the consortial office to resources and scholars across the five campuses (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College). The consortial office also supports meetings of the fellows throughout the year.

The BCR fellow is expected to be in residence full-time at Smith College from September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016. While the focus of the fellowship is to support dissertation completion, the fellow's duties may include, but are not limited to, advising and classroom teaching. The fellowship provides:

$30,000 stipend

Access to a $6000 seed grant for research or to support dissertation completion

Library privileges at all five campuses belonging to the Five College Consortium

Health benefits

Office space

Housing assistance (up to $12,000/year for individuals, $18,000/year for families)


Fellows must be either citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The applicant must have completed all of the requirements for the doctorate except for the dissertation. Review of applications will begin in early February 2015. Awards will be announced in late March.

Required Application Documents:
Cover letter

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation proposal

Statement (1000 words or less) of research you anticipate completing next year, including its relationship to clinical social work practice

Teaching philosophy statement

Statement (500 words) regarding how your participation in the Five College Fellowship Program will contribute to diversity in the academy. Your statement may take into account factors such as: program of study; experience of cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity; socioeconomic background; ethnic, racial, cultural background and experience; educational and work experience; other life experience; geography; experience or interest in working with underserved populations; and similar factors

3 confidential letters of reference.

All materials should be submitted via the Smith College job opportunities web page at http://apply.interfolio.com/28084.

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

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


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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