Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred 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. For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, including advising; a well-articulated plan for robust and sustained research; and a desire to participate in the life of the college through service.


Amherst College (formally known as "The Trustees of Amherst College") announces the following faculty positions. Searches will be conducted during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Positions will begin in fall 2016. Amherst College is located at 100 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

New position listings will continue to be added to this site.

Astronomy

Amherst College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy beginning in July 2016.  This position is a one-year appointment with full benefits.  Given Amherst’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations and religions.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach two astronomy courses/semester, at least one of which will be an introductory astronomy class for non-majors.  Astronomy faculty at Amherst are also members of the Five College Astronomy Department, consisting of astronomers from the University of Massachusetts and Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges.

A Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field is required; preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral research and teaching experience. Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/34923  an application letter, a teaching statement, a curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by June 1, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of 200.  More information about the College can be found at www.amherst.edu.  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 through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

French

Full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor, with primary research interests in seventeenth- and/or eighteenth-century French theater, to begin on July 1, 2016.  Secondary research interests in any combination of the following are highly desirable: history, cultural studies, literary theory, film studies.  An interest in teaching “French theater in performance” as a means of developing students’ advanced-level oral skills in French is also highly desirable. Amherst College is an undergraduate liberal-arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. 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.  Today, nearly one quarter of Amherst’s students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities.  Given Amherst’s mission and the composition of its student body, we seek applicants who are interested in working in a multicultural environment, in mentoring a diverse student body, and/or who have a record of teaching a diverse student population. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of active research, teaching excellence, and native or near-native fluency in French.  Writing samples of no more than twenty-five pages will be requested of all candidates who are interviewed.  Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment.  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015, and continue until position is filled.   Candidates should submit electronically to  http://apply.interfolio.com/30651  an application letter (addressed to “Professor Paul Rockwell, Chair, Department of French”), curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment for the 2016-17 academic year.  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.  Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is in one or more of the following areas:  legal history; global legality; post colonialism; law, culture, and the arts.  The position requires a Ph.D or a J.D. Applicants should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/33380 a cover letter addressed to Professor Lawrence Douglas, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2016, and will 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.

Spanish

Visiting Lecturer in Spanish Language Instruction

The Department of Spanish at Amherst College announces a one-year visiting position in Spanish language instruction at the rank of visiting lecturer. The appointment will begin July 1, 2016.  Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion.  The teaching load for the position is three courses each semester.

Minimum requirements include an M.A. in Spanish or related field, Ph.D. preferred; native or near native proficiency in Spanish; and US college/university level teaching experience in Spanish language.

Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/34065  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 29, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries to Sara Brenneis, Associate Professor and Chair of Spanish.

Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its education experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. 

Searches Conducted in 2015-2016: Positions Filled or Closed

Anthropology and Sociology/Black Studies (Search closed)

The Amherst College Departments of Anthropology-Sociology and Black Studies seek a cultural anthropologist of Sub-Saharan Africa for a full-time, tenure-track, joint position as an Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2016. We are looking for a broadly trained, ethnographically grounded, and theoretically engaged anthropologist whose research and teaching interests complement our departments. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Although the topical area of specialization is open, we encourage applicants whose research is in one or more of the following areas: urban studies, political economy, postcoloniality, religion, and the environment. As well, we are seeking candidates whose research and teaching interests reflect the fundamental importance of Africa to the histories and contemporary practices of both anthropology and black studies. In addition to having a well-articulated research plan, the successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context. This will include teaching two courses per semester, advising undergraduate honors theses, and contributing to the core curriculum of both departments. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.Prior teaching experience is required. Interested candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/30134  a letter of application, C.V., two course syllabi, a writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Consideration of applications will begin on September 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. We intend to interview at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver, Colorado, November 18-22, 2015, as well as on campus. Applicants would be advised to submit their materials as soon as possible to be considered for interviews at the Denver meeting. Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred 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.

Art and the History of Art (positions filled)

Amherst College’s Department of Art and the History of Art invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in contemporary art that will begin on July 1, 2016. We encourage applications from those whose research has a transnational emphasis. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas.  Today nearly one quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color.  We seek candidates who are capable of demonstrating competence and sensitivity in working in a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion and/or candidates who have a record of teaching a diverse student population.  Amherst College welcomes interdisciplinary teaching. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in Film and Media Studies, Architectural Studies, and the Mead Museum of Art. Two courses per semester including a survey in the development of art and theory since 1960; supervision of senior honors projects; and advising. Candidates with the requirements for Ph.D. completed by July 1, 2016, will be considered. Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/30649 a letter of application, CV, one writing sample not to exceed thirty pages, three confidential letters of recommendation, and two sample syllabi, one of which must be for an introductory course. Review of applications will begin November 7, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration. 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 western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium.  It is close to MASS MoCA and two hours drive from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Amherst College’s Department of Art and the History of Art is searching for an artist, discipline open, to serve as our artist-in-residence for the 2016-2017 academic year. This position is offered every other academic year. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. A skylight studio for the exclusive use of the artist is provided to enable the artist’s work and to foster a strong on-campus presence. Competitive salary, materials budget, and benefits are provided. One studio course of the artist’s conception and design is to be taught each semester. An open studio one day each semester and participation in studio thesis critiques are expected. In the spring semester, an exhibition of the artist’s work will be mounted in the department’s Eli Marsh Gallery. MFA required; artists with teaching experience and an extensive exhibition record are encouraged to apply. Candidates should apply electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/33090 and include in the application an artist’s statement up to two pages, C.V., digital images and/or videos of work, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Amherst College is a private coeducational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred 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, affirmative action employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its education experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Asian Languages and Civilizations

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (closed)

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations seeks a specialist in Chinese literature for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2016. We seek candidates with expertise in modern or pre-modern Chinese literature, performing art, film, or popular culture. Those working across genres and media are especially encouraged to apply. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The appointee will be expected to teach general courses that engage a broad range of students in Chinese culture and advanced courses for students concentrating in Chinese studies. Although regular teaching in the Chinese language program will not be expected, native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and facility in classical Chinese are required. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at www.amherst.edu/~asian. Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium. An application letter, c.v., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/29936 . Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Visiting Lecturer (position filled)

The Japanese Language Program in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at Amherst College announces a one-year visiting position in Japanese language at the rank of lecturer. The appointment will begin July 1, 2016. The teaching load is the equivalent of three courses in intermediate and advanced Japanese each semester. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. Minimum requirements include an M.A. in Japanese language, linguistics, or related field; native or near native proficiency in Japanese and English; and US college/university level teaching experience in Japanese language.

Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/33375 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its education experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.  

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry (position filled)

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College seeks a scholar for a two-year, half-time teaching appointment as a Robert E. Keiter 1957 Postdoctoral Fellow/visiting assistant professor.  In colloquy with other fellows and the Amherst faculty, the Keiter Fellow will explore the theme of “Conservation.”  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.  Our student body is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  We invite applications from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme (described in more detail below) from a humanistic perspective. 

We live in the Anthropocene, an epoch whose predominant narrative is one of decline and fall—of transformation, deterioration, and loss. Our theme invites inquiry into how humans have responded to that narrative. We associate the idea of conservation with care, repair, and stewardship both of nature and of culture. To conserve is to place oneself in relation to the past—perhaps an imagined past – that one values and believes ought to remain and persist into the future.   In rehabilitating wetlands and restoring great works of art, reanimating lost languages and moral traditions, creating archives and preserving work born digital, conservation generates a set of values, techniques, and orientations to temporality and change.  We invite applicants from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme from a humanistic perspective. 

Amherst College’s Robert E. Keiter 1957 Fund for Postdoctoral Fellows supports exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) in an appropriate host department and half-time research at the college.  In the first year of the appointment (2016-17), the Keiter Fellow will have an office in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry and will be expected to participate in workshops and conferences organized to explore our theme.  This appointment includes an annual salary of $58,000and, in addition, a yearly $2,500 allowance for professional travel and research support and additional support for moving expenses.  The Robert E. Keiter 1957 Postdoctoral Fellowship is open only to recent Ph.D.s who have not already held a regular faculty appointment. A candidate must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2016.  

Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/33282 a cover letter that addresses the connection between the candidate’s scholarship and the center’s theme, a CV, a research statement, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Martha M. Umphrey, Director, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College.  Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.

Classics (position filled)

The Department of Classics at Amherst College invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the rank of assistant professor, with the possibility of renewal for one or two additional years, beginning July 1, 2016.  Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment and must be able to teach with distinction both Greek and Latin at all levels, including an intensive class in introductory Greek, and a survey course in Greek or Latin literature, history, or art. The ability to direct writing and research at all undergraduate levels will be a distinct advantage. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/33584 a letter of application, CV, one writing sample not to exceed thirty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Questions about the search should be addressed to rhsinos@amherst.edu.  Applications received by February 28, 2016, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will 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 two hundred 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.

Computer Science (position filled)

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in either January (preferred) or July 2016.  This is a one-and-one-half-year or one-year appointment, with possible renewal for two additional years.   The teaching responsibility is two courses per semester. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in computer science in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in undergraduate computer science education, who is comfortable teaching courses in a variety of areas, and who is able to direct undergraduate research projects.

Amherst College is located in Western Massachusetts, about 1.5 hours drive from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.  The College is part the Five College Consortium, which supports collaborations with nearby Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts. Students and faculty enjoy top-notch computing facilities, including technology-equipped classrooms, multimedia laboratories, and a high-performance computing cluster.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae to amherst-visit@cs.amherst.edu.  They should also arrange for three professional references to be sent to the same e-mail. Applications received by November 15, 2015, will be assured of full consideration.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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.

English (position filled)

The Amherst College Department of English invites applications from fiction writers for the position of Visiting Writer, to begin July 2016. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender nationality, sexual orientation and religion. This position entails a three-quarters load per year (two writing courses of one’s own design and one literature course of one’s own design), in addition to advising senior theses. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for three additional years. Candidates must have published at least one book. Previous experience teaching creative writing is desirable. Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/30451 a letter of application, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed twenty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred 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 the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff to ensure that full participation and inclusion are an integral part of the culture of the institution.

Environmental Studies (position filled)

The Department of Environmental Studies at Amherst College invites applications for a visiting position at the assistant professor level in the area of environmental policy.  This is a two-year position, beginning in July 2016, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender nationality, sexual orientation and religion. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester in his or her area of specialization (environmental policy, environmental law) and occasionally participate in a team-taught introductory course in environmental studies. Teaching in domestic and international policy is especially desired. A Ph.D. is required. Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/32266  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015, and will continue until the position has been filled.  For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Diane Hutton, Academic Department Coordinator of Environmental Studies (dbhutton@amherst.edu; 413-542-2233).  For information about Amherst’s Environmental Studies Department, visit: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/environmental_studies.  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 the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.   Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred.  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. 

History (position filled)

The Department of History at Amherst College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in American women’s history before 1848. We welcome candidates from a range of methodological approaches and teaching interests within women’s history. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach courses in women's history broadly conceived and in the Revolutionary/Constitutional period. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. Successful candidates 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. Demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching and mentoring of students is essential. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/29937 a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and syllabi for two proposed courses. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration. Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred 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.

Mathematics and Statistics (positions filled)

Applications are invited for two tenure-track positions in Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor.  For one of the positions, we have a preference for an applied mathematician. We seek applicants who can teach and encourage students of diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students, international students, and students with varying mathematical preparation. 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. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester and supervising undergraduate theses. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field, have broad intellectual interests and a strong commitment to research, and be passionate about teaching mathematics to undergraduates at all levels.  We are looking for colleagues actively engaged in research who can teach a broad range of courses and help foster the mathematics community at Amherst. Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, research statement, teaching statement, and at least three letters of recommendation, including at least one specifically addressing teaching, to MathJobs.Org.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but all applications received by December 1, 2015, will be guaranteed consideration.  See www.amherst.edu/academiclife/dean_faculty/faculty_hiring/employment for details of the position, and www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/mathematics-statistics for details about the department.  Questions can be addressed to mathstats@amherst.edu. Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred 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.

Physics and Astronomy (position filled)

Amherst College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured appointment in astronomy that will begin in July 2016. Given Amherst’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations and religions. The college seeks an individual who will bring energy and enthusiasm to Amherst’s storied astronomy program as a part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The successful candidate will have broad intellectual interests and be committed to teaching and establishing an active research program involving undergraduates. He or she will also be a member of the Five College Astronomy Department, a collaborative program of Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. This is an open-rank search. An appointment at the assistant, or, possibly, the associate professor rank, will be tenure track.  A senior appointment would be with tenure. Any appointment with tenure will be contingent upon tenure review.  A Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field is required; preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral research and teaching experience. Start-up funds are available.  Applicants should submit a letter of application; current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications; a letter describing plans for teaching and research, including plans for working with a diverse student body and addressing research synergy with astronomers of the Five College Astronomy Department; and three confidential letters of recommendation.   Application materials should be submitted electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/30877 .  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and a teaching faculty of more than two hundred.  More information about the college can be found at www.amherst.edu. 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 through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Political Science (position filled)

The Department of Political Science at Amherst College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a background in comparative politics and/or international relations and a regional focus in Europe. Candidates should have a deep knowledge of the history and politics of a particular European society.  We encourage applications from candidates whose scholarship is comparative and interdisciplinary.  The appointment will begin in July 2016. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment policies on the basis of such factors as race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, or disability. The college is committed to enriching its education by hiring a diverse faculty, administration, and staff. It has diversified its student body with respect to socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality. Today, 23 percent of Amherst’s student body consists of Pell Grant recipients; 17 percent are first-generation students, and 43 percent are domestic students of color. The successful candidate should demonstrate competence and sensitivity working in a college in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse along multiple lines. We seek a colleague with a record that demonstrates high-quality teaching and research, who is committed to excellence in education at the undergraduate level.  Candidates should be comfortable teaching courses both within and outside their specialty and be able to direct undergraduate research projects. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment. Candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/29820 a letter of application, a CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a single-authored writing sample (e.g., article or dissertation/book chapter.)  Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by this date will be assured full consideration. Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its education experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Spanish (position filled)

Tenured Associate or Full Professor

The Amherst College Department of Spanish invites applications for a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, to begin July 2016. This appointment will be contingent upon a positive tenure review. We seek a scholar-teacher whose research and teaching agenda focuses on Caribbean and/or Latin American literature and culture.The historical period and specialty areas are open. We are particularly interested in candidates who would welcome the opportunity to play a leadership role in shaping the future of the department and to engage students and colleagues in reconfiguring the department’s cultural programming so that it reflects the full diversity of hispanophone communities. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion.

A Ph.D., native fluency in Spanish, and fluency in English are required. Teaching duties include two courses per semester, academic advising, and directing undergraduate theses.  

Review of applications will begin on February15, 2016,and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application that addresses research and teaching, CV, writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/33377.   Questions may be addressed to:

Professor Leah Schmalzbauer at lschmalzbauer@amherst.edu.

Amherst College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college for women and men, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members, is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is especially committed to enriching students’ educational experience and the institutional culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith College 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.

Theater and Dance (position filled)

The Department of Theater and Dance at Amherst College invites applications for a one-year teaching position in Acting at the rank of Assistant Professor for the academic year 2016-17.  The appointment will begin July 1, 2016.   Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas.  Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color.  Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in global theater or under-represented theatrical forms in the US. and/or another area of specialization such as community outreach, dramatic literature, performance theory etc..  The successful applicant will join a student-oriented department that emphasizes collaboration and the connections between practice and theory and between theater and dance in a liberal arts setting. Responsibilities include teaching core acting classes (beginning to advanced) as well as additional courses in specific areas of expertise, and directing one main-stage production during the academic year.  An MFA in Theater and a record of professional experience are expected; Ph.D.s with similar training are also invited to apply.  

Review of applications will begin February 22, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates are asked to submit an application electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/33690 including a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, and examples of artistic work and/or scholarship.

Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred 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.