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Searches active as of February 4, 2016

Postdoctoral Position in Biological Sciences

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Lecturer of Chinese Language

Lecturer of Japanese Literature and Language

Smith College School for Social Work: Bertha Capen Reynolds Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work


Postdoctoral Position in Biological Sciences: Biodiversity of Stramenopila + Alveolata + Rhizaria (SAR)

 

The Department of Biological Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track postdoctoral research position focusing on the biodiversity of the microbial lineages within íSARí (Stramenopila + Alveolata + Rhizaria), to begin January 2016. This grant-funded position will be housed in Professor Laura Katz's laboratory (http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/lkatz/Research.htm). The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extending for additional years. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field required by time of appointment.

The goals of the project are to characterize the biodiversity of lineages within SAR through a combination of community and genome analyses, including high-throughput sequencing of communities and specific lineages, bioinformatic analyses of resulting data, and some microscopy of target lineages. The project is collaborative with Chris Lane at the University of Rhode Island (http://cels.uri.edu/bio/lanelab/) and Charles F. Delwiche at the University of Maryland (http://www.life.umd.edu/labs/delwiche/home.html). The Katz lab will focus initially on under sampled lineages within Ciliophora and Rhizaria.

Research in the Katz lab aims to elucidate principles of the evolution in eukaryotes through analyses of microbial groups, and to assess how these principles apply (or fail to apply) to other organisms. Currently we focus on three interrelated areas: (1) Characterizing evolutionary relationships among eukaryotes; (2) Exploring the evolution of ciliate genomes; and (3) Describing the phylogeography of coastal marine ciliates. Resources for the department include the Centers for Microscopy and Imaging, Molecular Biology, and Proteomics, in addition to the Young Science Library and MacLeish Field Station (http://www.smith.edu/biology/resources.php).

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/32659 with cover letter, C.V., a statement of research interests, and three representative publications. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2015.

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

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/32659.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, to begin July 2016. The initial term of appointment is one year, with the possibility of an additional reappointment, conditional on performance and the needs of the College. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer a total of five courses per year in areas suited to the candidate's field of expertise. Specializations may include but are not limited to: General, Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, as well as Biochemistry and Environmental Chemistry.  A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required by the time of appointment and candidates with postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply.

We seek a colleague engaged in learning, developing, and maintaining a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Smith’s diverse and talented student body. A commitment to excellence in both teaching and to research is essential.  The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students. Research and mentoring of students is not required for visiting faculty, but visitors are welcome to participate. Details about the Department of Chemistry at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/chemistry.

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/33612 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research, unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016.

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

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/33612


Lecturer of Chinese Language

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Smith College invites applications for a three-year lecturer position in Chinese language, to begin July 2016. The position is a full time appointment with full benefits. The lecturer will teach five courses at all levels of Mandarin Chinese.  Applicants must have a native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, a minimum of two-years teaching experience at all levels in an American college or university setting, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Master’s degree or above in a field related to teaching Chinese as a second language is 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. Details about the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/eall/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/33684 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample teaching materials (including one course syllabus and one project description), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2016.

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

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/33684


Lecturer of Japanese Literature and Languages

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Smith College invites applications for a two-year lecturer position in Japanese Literature and Language, to begin July 2016. The position is a full time appointment with full benefits. The lecturer will teach five courses in Japanese language and Japanese literature in translation.  Applicants must have a native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English, a Ph.D. or ABD status with a specialization in Japanese literature, preferably pre-modern, and experience in language teaching at all levels, with a commitment to excellence in teaching.

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 East Asian Languages and Literatures at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/eall/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/33541 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two sample literature syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2016.

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

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

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/33541


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). Reynolds was described by the NASW 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. 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, 2016, through August 31, 2017. 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 2016.  Awards will be announced in late March. Additional information about the BCR fellowship and The Smith College School for Social Work can be found at http://www.smith.edu/ssw/acad_bcrfellowship.php.

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.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dean Marianne Yoshioka, Chair of the Search Committee (myoshioka@smith.edu).

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/33251


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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