Williams College invites applications for two positions in Astronomy. The first is tenure-track, anticipated at the Assistant Professor level. The second is a non-tenure-track position as Lecturer and Observatory Supervisor. Both start in July 2018, and are joint in the Departments of Astronomy and of Physics.
We seek highly qualified candidates committed to undergraduate teaching and to working with a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Each position has different requirements, full descriptions of which are at employment.williams.edu/faculty/
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Its reputation is built on outstanding teaching and scholarship and the academic excellence of its ~2,000 students, including student-involved research. Astronomy facilities include an upgraded 0.6-meter DFM telescope with dome automation, new CCD, and spectrograph, plus several ancillary telescopes. The original Hopkins Observatory houses a Zeiss planetarium. Please see astronomy.williams.edu. The Science Centre provides additional state-of-the-art measurement and computing facilities.
Williams College is a member of the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium (www.knac.org), which offers summer student research exchange among consortium schools, and hosts an annual research symposium. Williams is also a member of the Northeast Astronomy Participation Group of the Astrophysical Research Consortium, through which faculty have access to the ARC 3.5-meter and ARCSAT 0.5-meter telescopes at Apache Point Observatory. Finally, Williams is part of the educational program of the Zwicky Transient Facility of the Palomar Observatory.