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 2016-2017 academic year.  Positions will begin in fall 2017. Amherst College is located at 100 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5000

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

Asian Languages and Civilizations

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 2017. 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; 44 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 https://apply.interfolio.com/35322. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. 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.

Chemistry (two positions)

Tenure-Track Postition

The Amherst College Department of Chemistry (amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in inorganic chemistry at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2017. Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country.  Forty-four percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 17 percent are the first members of their families to attend college.  Fifty-one percent of our students are women.  Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and 58 percent of our students receive financial aid.  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 position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry and calls for teaching general chemistry and advanced inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level.  Opportunities for teaching electives and interdisciplinary courses are also available.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program in experimental inorganic chemistry in which undergraduates can substantively participate.  Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of inorganic chemistry—for example, bioinorganic, environmental, materials, or organometallic chemistry—are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit electronically to apply.interfolio.com/35694 a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; a detailed description of research plans; and the contact information for three confidential references.  Applicants should also arrange for the forwarding of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Ms. Catherine Stillerman, Academic Department Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.  Review of applications will begin September 19, 2016, and 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.

Visiting Position (open-rank search)

The Amherst College Department of Chemistry (amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry) invites applications for a full-time, eighteen-month visiting appointment in physical chemistry at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The appointment will begin in January 2017 and will continue until June 2018.

Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Forty-four percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 17 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Fifty-one percent of our students are women. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and 58 percent of our students receive financial aid. 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 position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or related discipline and calls for teaching physical chemistry at the introductory and advanced undergraduate level. Responsibilities include teaching a combination of lectures, labs, and discussion sections. Opportunities for pursuing research in conjunction with ongoing programs in the department will also be available.

Applicants should submit electronically to apply.interfolio.com/36925 a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; and the contact information for two confidential references. Review of applications will begin September 19, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Professor David Hansen, Chair of Chemistry, at dehansen@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 and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Computer Science (two positions)

The Amherst College Department of Computer Science invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2017. Candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.  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. We seek candidates who 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 candidates 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 colleagues who are committed to excellence in undergraduate computer science education and in research, who are enthusiastic about teaching courses in a variety of areas, and who are excited about involving undergraduate students in research projects. The teaching responsibility is two courses each semester.

Amherst College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college located in Western Massachusetts, about 1.5 hours drive from Boston and three hours from New York City.  The college is part of 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.

A cover letter, curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/36989.  In the cover letter, please briefly describe your current research agenda; what would be attractive to you about teaching at a liberal arts college; and what background, experience, or interests are likely to make you a strong teacher of a diverse range of Amherst College students.  Applications received by December 1, 2016, will be assured of full consideration.  Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. For questions, contact the department chair, Prof. John Rager, at jer@cs.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 and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Environmental Studies

The Department of Environmental Studies at Amherst College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of environmental policy.  Given Amherst College’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The start date for the position is July 1, 2017.  The successful candidate will teach a core course in environmental policy, courses in his or her area of specialization (environmental policy, environmental law, environmental justice), and occasionally participate in the team-taught introductory and/or senior capstone courses in environmental studies. The successful candidate is expected to establish a high quality research program analyzing national or international environmental policy, as well as mentor honors students. A Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree is required. Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35746  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate research and teaching statements, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (one letter may be from someone outside academia).  Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016, 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.

French

Full-time, tenure-track position for an assistant professor, with primary research interests in early modern French literature and culture, to begin on July 1, 2017.  Secondary research interests in any combination of the following are highly desirable: history, cultural studies, literary theory, or film studies. An interest in developing advanced-level courses designed to enhance students’ oral skills in French is also highly desirable.  Today, nearly one quarter of Amherst’s students are 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 by the start of the appointment.  Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2016, and continue until position is filled.  Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35913 an application letter (addressed to “Professor Rosalina de la Carrera, Chair, Department of French”), a curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation. 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.

History (two positions)

Assistant Professor of Chinese History

The Departments of History and of Asian Languages and Civilizations invite applications for a jointly appointed, full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Chinese history, beginning July 1, 2017.  The field of specialization is open, but we seek candidates who will offer courses that will anchor majors focusing on China, and that will situate the broad scope of Chinese history within a vibrant and diverse liberal arts curriculum. 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; 44 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 courses in Chinese history that engage a broad range of students. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the departments at www.amherst.edu/~asian and www.amherst.edu/~history 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. It participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium. An application letter, CV, short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to  https://apply.interfolio.com/35756.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. 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.

Assistant Professor in Medieval and Early Modern European History

The Department of History at Amherst College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Medieval and Early Modern European history, beginning in the fall of 2017. The area of specialization is open, but we particularly seek candidates who will offer a broad range of courses, including, but not limited to, those that cross conventional chronological boundaries between the medieval and early modern periods. 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; 44 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 courses that engage a broad range of students.  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/~history. 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, CV, short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35764.   Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. 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.

Mathematics and Statistics (two positions)

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in mathematics at the rank of assistant professor. 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 wide 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 position is filled, but all applications received by December 1, 2016, will be guaranteed consideration.Visit the department's web pages to learn more about mathematics and statistics at Amherst. 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 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.

Lecturer in Statistics

Applications are invited for a position as a lecturer in statistics with an appointment to begin July 1, 2017. 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; 44 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 is a full-time three-year appointment, with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. Renewal is based on teaching and the other responsibilities of the lecturer, as outlined below. We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching statistics to undergraduates. Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year, coordinating introductory courses and our Statistics Fellows Program, and engagement with the growing statistics program at the college. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to undergraduate instruction in statistics, including curriculum enhancements. Applicants should hold at least a master’s degree in statistics or biostatistics (or a related field), doctorate preferred, and have broad intellectual interests in statistics education along with demonstrated excellence in teaching. Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and at least three letters of recommendation that specifically address teaching, to MathJobs.Org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but all applications received by October 31, 2016, will be guaranteed consideration.Visit the department's web pages to learn more about mathematics and statistics at Amherst.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 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. The Five College Statistics Program (established in 2011) actively fosters connections among the many statisticians in the area. 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.

Psychology

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track position in psychology at the rank of assistant professor. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. We seek candidates with a research program that focuses on neuroscience using human subjects. Responsibilities include establishing an active program of research and publication, teaching two coursers per semester, and supervising senior honors research projects. Courses would include introduction to psychology, introduction to neuroscience, and intermediate and upper-level classes in the candidate’s area of specialization. The successful candidate, who will be expected to participate in the college’s neuroscience program, must have Ph.D. in psychology or neuroscience by the start of the appointment. Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35842 a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including evidence of effectiveness in the classroom; a research statement that describes how undergraduates will participate in the candidate’s research program; three sample preprints/reprints; and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by September 15, 2016, will be assured full consideration. Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and 200 faculty members. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer that 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. 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. 

Religion

The Department of Religion seeks a scholar of religion in the Americas for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in July 2017. 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; 44 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 candidate’s research and teaching interests should center upon religious traditions as located and developed in the Americas. The candidate should work in one or more of the following areas: Latin American religions, Native American religions, the Black Atlantic, global Christianity, African-American religious history, or the religion of U.S. immigrants. In addition to expertise in the field of religious studies, the candidate should have interests and expertise in theoretical approaches employed in the study of race and ethnicity, ethics and social justice, material culture, or diaspora studies. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/religion. 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 https://apply.interfolio.com/35671.   Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Russian

The Amherst College Department of Russian invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of assistant professor to begin on July 1, 2017. We are looking for a broadly-trained, theoretically-engaged scholar of Russian literature and culture. 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. 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; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and ten 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. Our new colleague will teach two courses per semester, including all levels of Russian language and various aspects of Russia’s cultural legacy; contribute to the core curriculum of the department and the College’s liberal-arts curriculum; and advise undergraduate honors theses.  Amherst College is home to an internationally-renowned research institution, the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, and the department’s faculty regularly draws on its collections for teaching and research. The Center’s unique strengths lie in the visual and performing arts, the culture of modernism and the long twentieth century.  More information about the department is available at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/13477 , and about the Center for Russian Culture at https://www.amherst.edu/mm/41771 . Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures in hand by the start of the appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Russian and English is required, and prior teaching experience is expected. Interested candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35265  a letter of application containing research and teaching statements, C.V., two course syllabi, a writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of candidates will begin on September 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by that date will receive full consideration. Questions about the search should be addressed to bwolfson@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.

Theater and Dance

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin on July 1, 2017. We seek candidates with expertise in acting at all levels. 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; 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 U.S. and/or another area of specialization, such as community outreach, dramatic literature, performance theory, and history, 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 M.F.A. and a record of professional experience are expected; Ph.D.s with similar training are also invited to apply. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until position is filled. Candidates are asked to submit an application electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35922.   The application should include 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.