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Searches active as of December 19, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Architectural History

Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of Photography

Lecturer in French Studies

Lecturer in Latin American History

Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professorship in Middle East Studies

Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Lecturer in Music

The Bertha Capen Reynolds Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work

Other Academic/Course Support Positions


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Architectural History

The Department of Art at Smith College invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in Architectural History, to begin July 1, 2015. We seek candidates working in architectural traditions of North America (Canada, the United States, Mexico, or the Caribbean); time period open. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment.

The successful candidate will teach one course per semester, conduct research, and participate in faculty development projects at Smith College and in the Five College Consortium. The Fellowship includes full benefits, mentoring, and research support.

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, while Smith College resources include the Hillyer Art Library, the Imaging Center, and the Smith College Museum of Art (http://www.smith.edu/art/).

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/27996 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three confidential references, and a writing sample (approximately 25 pages: an article, dissertation or book chapter). Review of applications will begin January 8, 2015.

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/27996


Postdoctoral Fellowship in History of Photography

The Department of Art at Smith College invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the History of Photography, to begin July 1, 2015. We welcome candidates working in any region of the world and photographic medium. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment.

The successful candidate will teach one course per semester, conduct research, and participate in faculty development projects at Smith College and in the Five College Consortium. The Fellowship includes full benefits, mentoring, and research support.

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, while Smith College resources include the Hillyer Art Library, the Imaging Center, and the Smith College Museum of Art (http://www.smith.edu/art/).

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/27997 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three confidential references, and a writing sample (approximately 25 pages: an article, dissertation or book chapter). Review of applications will begin January 8, 2015.

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/27997


Lecturer in French Studies

The Department of French Studies at Smith College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position beginning July 1, 2015. The initial appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal. The normal teaching load is five courses per year.

We seek an energetic generalist to teach language courses at all levels as well as introductory literary and cultural analysis. The successful candidate will participate in the development of the French undergraduate curriculum, advise students informally, and engage in the cultural, academic, and scholarly life of the Department.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in French Studies or a directly related field by the time of appointment, native or near-native fluency in French and English, and experience with current pedagogical practices for teaching French as a second language. Candidates familiar with online learning and the digital humanities are especially encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities. Details about the Department of French Studies may be found at http://www.smith.edu/french.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/26285 with letter of application, C.V., teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 1, 2014, will receive full consideration.

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26285


Lecturer in Latin American History

The Department of History and the Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies invite applications for a two-year, non-tenure track joint position as Lecturer in Latin American history. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment with a five-course annual teaching load, beginning fall 2015.

Period, region, and specialization open. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach semester-long colonial and national history surveys that form the basis of the Latin American Studies major, but will also have the opportunity to teach more specialized courses related to her/his research interests. Ph.D. or ABD status required.

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.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/27981 with a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, 2 syllabi (one for either the colonial or national survey), a writing sample of approximately 40 pages (an article, dissertation chapter, or book chapter), and 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/27981


Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professorship in Middle East Studies

The Program in Middle East Studies at Smith College invites applications from senior scholars to serve as the inaugural occupant of the Janet Wright Ketcham '53 Chair in Middle East Studies, beginning July 2015. This appointment will be at the associate or full professor level with tenure. We seek a distinguished scholar of the Middle East with a focus on issues in the contemporary Arab world. Scholarly proficiency in Arabic is required; knowledge of other regional languages is desirable. Candidates for this appointment must have a track record of intellectual leadership in the field and a passion for undergraduate teaching. Applications are encouraged from broadly trained scholars of the region, as well as those with comparative training in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Palestine, and/or Turkey.

The successful candidate will be a scholar-teacher trained in the history, economics, politics, societies, and/or cultures of the region, and will be able to teach across disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to offer both undergraduate seminars in her/his fields of specialization and intermediate courses that address the contemporary geopolitical and cultural landscape of the Middle East in a global context, and to contribute to the development of a broad interdisciplinary introduction to Middle Eastern Studies. We are particularly interested in applicants whose specializations enhance the existing strengths of our Program in Middle East Studies (www.smith.edu/mes).

Tenured faculty at Smith teach two courses each semester, interact with students in small classes, and actively advise independent undergraduate research. The College's commitment to research is supported by a generous sabbatical policy and faculty development funding, and faculty benefit from the rich intellectual, cultural, and creative atmosphere supported by the Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Located in the vibrant college town of Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College is among the nation's leading liberal arts colleges and its largest women's college, and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.

Applications may be submitted online only at http://apply.interfolio.com/26948 with a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research, and three confidential letters of recommendation from fellow scholars of Middle Eastern Studies. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014.

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26948


Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Lecturer in Music

The Department of Music at Smith College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Lecturer in Music, to begin fall 2015. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, two-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a third and final year. A Master's degree or equivalent professional experience is required by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will conduct an introductory-level choral ensemble that provides artistic experience for incoming students and preparation for the Glee Club, the principal vocal ensemble at the college. Responsibilities include teaching musicianship sections associated with theory courses and a combination of other tasks (to be determined) such as giving private voice lessons and/or teaching choral literature or fundamentals of music. The position carries significant administrative responsibility and requires the ability to work effectively with colleagues and student leaders.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about the Department of Music at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/music/.

Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/27536 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, web links to a performance and 10 minutes of a rehearsal, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014. Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/27536


The Bertha Capen Reynolds Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work

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

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

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

$30,000 stipend

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

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

Health benefits

Office space

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


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

Required Application Documents:
Cover letter

Curriculum Vitae

Dissertation proposal

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

Teaching philosophy statement

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

3 confidential letters of reference.

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

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

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


Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or veteran status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations.

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Smith College will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or with the interview process. Please notify the Office of Human Resources at (413) 585-2270 in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.

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