Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship with Katherine Aidala in the physics department at Mount Holyoke College, in the field of nanomagnetism. Scanning probe microscopy is used to both manipulate and measure nanostructures, using the tip to apply a local, circular field. (see http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~kaidala/). The project is in collaboration with Prof. Mark Tuominen at the neighboring University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Mentored teaching opportunities will be provided for applicants seeking teaching experience in a liberal arts college environment.
The qualified applicant will have a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline with a strong background in experimental condensed matter physics or nanoscience more broadly. Previous experience with magnetism, nanofabrication, and/or scanning probe microscopy is preferred, though talented applicants with a desire to work at a liberal arts college will be considered from a wider range of backgrounds. To apply, please arrange to send your curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter to Sarah Byrne (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin in March, and a flexible start date around May is anticipated.
Mount Holyoke College is a selective liberal arts college for undergraduate women in thePioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, under two hours by car from Boston. Mount Holyoke is a member of the 5-College Consortium along with Smith, Hampshire, and Amherst Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, providing a vibrant community of scholars and scientists and local access to advanced instrumentation and facilities. Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.