Memorial Minutes

A tradition at the College for many years, the Memorial Minute is a tribute written by members of the Faculty and other members of the Amherst College Community upon the death of a colleague. Each “minute” is read by one of its authors at a regular meeting of the Faculty and is followed by a moment of silence in honor of the deceased. In 2005, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty began posting the Memorial Minutes on its Web site, beginning with those of the past decade.


Ad Hoc Faculty Advisory Group on Reaccreditation
Professors Gregory Call (Mathematics and Computer Science), Dean of the Faculty, ex officio; Rhonda Cobham-Sander (Black Studies and English), Special Assistant to the President for Diversity; Tekla Harms (Geology); Peter Lobdell (Theater and Dance); Rose Olver (Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies); Stanley Rabinowitz (Russian); and Frederick (Rick) Griffiths (Classics and Women’s and Gender Studies), Associate Dean of the Faculty (secretary) 

Current Faculty Openings

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.