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Assistant Professor of Environmental Anthropoloy

Assistant Professor of Art: Painting

Open-Rank Positions in Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Economics

Assistant Professor of English and the Study of Women & Gender

Assistant Professor of Music

Harnish Visiting Artist and Lecturer in Photography

Assistant Professor of Indo-Asia-Pacific Politics

Assistant Professor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Assistant Professor of Statistical and Data Sciences


Assistant Professor of Environmental Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. We seek scholars in the field of Cultural Anthropology with a focus on the relationship of human communities to their physical environment. A Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field is expected by the time of appointment.

The position requires teaching four courses a year, including one section of introductory cultural anthropology. We seek candidates whose research is ethnographically grounded with an emphasis on spatial analysis, and whose teaching can incorporate the use of quantitative data and/or digital technology such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Areas of particular interest may include but are not limited to: environmental justice or anthropogenic climate change, with a focus on such topics as water rights and resource politics, impacts of pollution, desertification, wild habitat fragmentation, strategies for the mitigation of environmental risk, human/animal relationships, the effects of sea level rise, and socio-cultural resiliency in the face of future environmental change. We welcome applications from scholars whose expertise lies in applied anthropology.

Successful candidates will help to integrate the college’s excellent resources in spatial analysis, environmental studies and sustainable design into our humanistically-oriented anthropology curriculum, as well has having a demonstrated record of excellent teaching and a clear trajectory for research and publication.  Geographical focus is open, though preference will be given to areas that do not overlap significantly with the work of current department faculty. Details about the Department of Anthropology can be found at https://www.smith.edu/anthro/.

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, mentor and advise undergraduates, 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.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/37503 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016.  Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the American Anthropological Association Meetings in Minneapolis, MN (November 17-19, 2016), and by video conference for those select applicants unable to attend.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/37503


Assistant Professor of Art: Painting

The Smith College Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Painting, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. We seek a painter who has an expansive and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and practice. Candidates should have fluency with historical and contemporary art discourses and an active exhibition record. Teaching duties include Painting and Drawing at all levels, at least one introductory-level course per year [either Drawing I or Studio Foundations (a cross-disciplinary course)], and responsibility for teaching an advanced senior course in rotation with other studio faculty. MFA is required, as well as at least two years of post-graduate school teaching experience.

The Smith faculty is committed to developing excellence in teaching and maintaining an active artistic practice. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. Along with teaching and research, faculty in the Department mentor and advise undergraduates, contribute to departmental and college committees, and may be involved in interdisciplinary programs.

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. Further details about the Department of Art at Smith may be found at https://www.smith.edu/art/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/37776 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, 20 examples of professional work, 20 examples of student work, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2016.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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

Submit application a http://apply.interfolio.com/37776


Open-Rank Positions in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Smith College invites applications for one or more open-rank, full-time permanent or tenure-track faculty positions in computer science, to begin July 2017. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and the capacity to develop and maintain an active research program. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with and inspire diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in computer science is expected by time of appointment.
 
Tenured and tenure-track track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The department is housed in a recently constructed, LEED® certified, 400,000 square foot science and engineering building with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. Details about the Department of Computer Science can be found at http://www.cs.smith.edu.

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 application at http://apply.interfolio.com/36902 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on research and teaching interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 14, 2016.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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/36902


Assistant Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2017.  Candidates should have a strong foundation in the economies of East Asia, with particular interest in the economy of China.  Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include courses in the Chinese economy, along with a selection of microeconomics, macroeconomics and/or statistics at the introductory level or intermediate level.  Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidate’s field of specialization. Ph.D. in Economics or relevant field is required by the time of appointment. Faculty from underrepresented groups are 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 College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Economics may be found at https://www.smith.edu/economics/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/36181 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a job market paper, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2016.  Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the Meetings of the American Economic Association in Chicago, IL (January 6-8, 2017), and by video conference for those select applicants unable to attend.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff and curriculum lie at the heart of the college’s mission. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/36181


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, to begin July 2017. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary United States.

Successful candidates will demonstrate command of key methodological and theoretical perspectives in both gender studies and literary studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who work in women of color feminisms, Native and indigenous studies, Arab American and Latin@/x Studies; comparative work is welcome. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include critical race theory, queer theory, drama and performance. We expect the successful candidate to have excellent preparation in literary texts from the twentieth century (and after), and interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in women and gender studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is expected 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 the successful candidate must be prepared to teach SWG 150, the major’s interdisciplinary, team-taught introductory course. In English, the successful candidate 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/37193 with a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016. Interviews with semifinalists will be held via video conference in early January 2017.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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/37193


Assistant Professor of Music

The Department of Music at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position in Musicology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. Specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be expected each year to teach a one-semester introductory level undergraduate course on music historical methods. Other courses will depend on the successful candidate’s area(s) of specialization and the needs of the department. A Ph.D. in Musicology or a closely related field is expected by the time of appointment.

Candidates who specialize in Western art music of any period are encouraged to apply.  Additionally, we welcome applications from those who approach the study of musicology from an interdisciplinary perspective, who incorporate in their work current methodologies such as sound studies or disability studies, or whose work emphasizes such issues as the role of music in promoting social justice or the intersection of music-making and listening with matters of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

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 interacts 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 College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students may cross-enroll and faculty may teach across the Five Colleges. More information about the Department of Music can be found at: http://www.smith.edu/music.

Submit your application at http://apply.interfolio.com/37005 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (article or chapter length), and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016. 

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.


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/37005


Harnish Visiting Artist and Lecturer in Photography

The Department of Art at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible position as Harnish Visiting Artist and Lecturer in Photography, to begin July 2017. The initial term of appointment is for two-years with the possibility of renewal for an additional third year. Applicants should have an active exhibition record and fluency with historical and contemporary art. MFA or MA is required, as is at least one year of post-graduate school teaching experience.  

Teaching obligations include four undergraduate courses per year, with at least one introductory-level course in digital media or cross-disciplinary practice. We seek candidates with expertise in a range of analog and digital approaches including traditional black/white photography, darkroom printing, digital photography, and digital printing. Applicants who bring an interdisciplinary perspective to the teaching and practice of photography are encouraged to apply. Details about the Department of Art can be found at https://www.smith.edu/art/studio.php.

Submit application to http://apply.interfolio.com/37488 with a cover letter, CV, statements on teaching and practice, a portfolio of 20 images of recent work, 10 images of student work, and three confidential letters of reference. Review of applicants will commence October 21, 2016 with interviews planned for late fall.  

Located in the vibrant city 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 advisers, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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/37488


Assistant Professor of Indo-Asia-Pacific Politics

The Department of Government at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2017. Applicants may specialize in international relations or comparative politics relating to any part of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, although the ability to teach courses in Chinese Politics is essential. Candidates who also have expertise in quantitative methods and/or Russian Politics are encouraged to apply. The position involves teaching four semester courses over the academic year, and will have a formal teaching commitment to the college’s program in East Asian Studies. Ph.D. or ABD status in Political Science or related discipline required by 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. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester, mentor and advise undergraduates, and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprising 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://smith.edu/gov/about.php.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/37429 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of courses taught, statement of research and teaching interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/37429


Assistant Professor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies


The Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2017. We seek a broadly trained, energetic scholar of modern and contemporary Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian cultures with a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. The fields of specialization are open. The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, including a survey of Russian literature and courses in her/his areas of interest. The ability to teach advanced Russian on an as-needed basis is expected; knowledge of a second Slavic or regional language is highly desirable. The successful candidate will join Smith’s REEES faculty in active program building, complementing our existing strengths in Russian history, religion, and Jewish studies. Candidates with interests in film and media studies, digital humanities efforts, visual studies, cultural studies, or environmental studies are especially encouraged to apply. A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching is expected. A Ph.D. in relevant field is required at 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, mentor and advise undergraduates, 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 Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies can be found at https://www.smith.edu/reees/.


Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/36770 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two course syllabi, a writing sample of no more than thirty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In their cover letters, candidates should address how their research and teaching interests relate to the current state of the field; their interest in undergraduate/liberal arts teaching; and ways in which they would open up the field of REEES to students in their teaching.  Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position has been filled.


Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.


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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/36770


Assistant Professor of Statistical and Data Sciences

The Program in Statistical and Data Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2017. Within statistics, this is an open-field position. A Ph.D. in statistics or a closely-related field is required.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach statistics at all levels, advise and mentor students, and must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and of an active research program. Candidates with statistical consulting experience are especially encouraged to apply. As Smith is one of the first liberal arts colleges to offer a major and minor in statistical and data sciences, the new hire will be expected to participate in its growing dynamic interdisciplinary program, with an ability to involve undergraduate students in research, and a willingness to participate in research efforts across 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. Details about the Program in Statistical and Data Sciences at Smith may be found at https://www.smith.edu/statistics/.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/36190 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. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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/36190


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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