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Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics

Tenure-track appointment, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics, with a main subfield specialization in comparative politics and a regional interest in Europe. Teaching load: 2/2 (two courses per semester). Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2018. Pomona College, the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse student body.

Send a dossier, including: (a) letter of application; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) graduate school transcripts; (d) a sample of scholarly writing; (e) three brief statements ­ one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body; and (f) three letters of recommendation. These documents should be sent to Search Chair, Dept. of Politics, 425 N. College Avenue, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711 OR these documents should be uploaded to academicjobsonline.org (preferably the latter). Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. The Politics Department faculty support equal access to higher education and value working in a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will likely have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Music

The Pomona College Department of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position in Studio Voice beginning with the 2018-19 academic year at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The annual teaching load will primarily include teaching voice lessons, coordinating the vocal program, and working with the choral program; teaching 1–2 classroom courses is also expected.  The classroom teaching may include courses in the candidate's area of expertise, general music, aural skills, or the Critical Inquiry program for first-year students. 

As a department in which performance and scholarship are equally valued parts of a liberal-arts college curriculum, we seek a colleague who shares these principles and, in addition to professional work as a vocalist, can build bridges across the campus community. To this end, we welcome candidates with varying disciplinary and curricular interests. A DMA degree or equivalent professional experience in lieu of terminal degree is expected.  Experience teaching undergraduate students is also highly desired, as is dedication to a liberal arts educational environment.  The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Send a dossier, including (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing professional work and future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, (e) a document that includes active links to recent video-recordings of live performances of at least 3 compositions for a total of 30 to 45 minutes, and (f) three letters of recommendation. These documents should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9425). Review of applications will begin on October 13, 2017.

Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body, and located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The Music Department has ten full-time faculty and 30 part-time applied music and ensemble instructors. The Department serves music majors as well as a large number of non-majors each semester. 


Temporary Faculty Positions

Visiting Lecturers in Environmental Analysis and GIS

The Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College is seeking lecturers (part-time faculty) to teach one or more courses in introductory Environmental Analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), relative to their particular interests and knowledge base. The following courses are available:

EA10 Introduction to Environmental Analysis: Examines the history of environmental change over the past century, the environmental ramifications of economic and technological decisions, lifestyles and personal choice and the need to evaluate environmental arguments critically. Students consider the complexities and conflicts between the economic development, population growth, and environmental resources by through selected readings, class discussions, interactive lectures, multimedia, written papers, quizzes, and problem sets. The popular course is often the only Environmental Analysis course taken and is in high demand.

EA20 Nature, Culture, and Society. An EAP introductory core course. This required class for all EA majors and minors is especially designed for sophomores and juniors. It will employ case studies to help analyze some key contemporary environmental dilemmas. Topics will vary but will draw on an interdisciplinary array of sources in the humanities and social sciences, including history, philosophy and literature; religion, art, politics and sociology.

EA30 Science and the Environment. This course introduces the basic principles of environmental science with applications in chemistry, ecology and geology, and is part of the core course requirements for the Environmental Analysis major. The course provides a natural science foundation for EA as one way to understand the environment. Topics covered include a discussion of ecosystems, climate change, energy and food production, land resources, pollution and sustainable development. A full laboratory accompanies the course and will include field and laboratory work and as emphasis on introduction to Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping and statistics.

EA100 Introduction to GIS for Environmental Analysis. This course introduces students to a range of toolbox skills to analyze environmental resources and hazards. By using critical geography theory, this course, provides students with the capacity to evaluate the processes of map making, as a dialectic that can encourage discourse into the complexities of spatially explicit physical, cultural, and political processes that may improve or worsen environmental outcomes.

Pomona’s Environmental Analysis Program is one of the most highly ranked programs among liberal arts colleges. In collaboration with the other Claremont Colleges, the program provides opportunities for students to study environmental issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives such as economics, sustainability planning and design, environmental biology, and geology and the critical zone. Students in the major have a wide range of interests and appreciate faculty who can move between disciplines with some facility.

The Environmental Analysis Program supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations to the Program Administrator, Anne Tessier, and direct questions to the Program Coordinator, Marc Los Huertos. Applications received by July 15, 2016, will receive full consideration.