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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 (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.

Head Women's Tennis Coach

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Physical Education/Head Coach of Women's Tennis. At Pomona, physical education professors are full members of the faculty on continuing contracts instead of tenure.

Responsibilities include managing all aspects of Pomona-Pitzer's competitive NCAA Division III Women's Tennis program, teaching activity classes in the physical education program and assigned administrative duties. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Pomona and Pitzer Colleges combine to sponsor varsity athletics and are members of the Claremont Colleges consortium located in Southern California, approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles. The Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Program consists of 21 intercollegiate teams and is a founding member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Colleges have a combined enrollment of 2,600 students.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required with a Master's degree preferred. Specialization in physical education or related field preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and coach student-athletes at the scholastic or collegiate level is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability at managing and leading all aspects of a Women’s Tennis program including recruitment, schedule development, practice planning and overall program administration.
  • Understanding of NCAA Division III philosophy and NCAA and Conference rules compliance
  • Appreciation for the role of athletics in small liberal arts colleges with rigorous academic settings
  • Capacity to teach and mentor an ethnically diverse student body

Application Procedure/Deadline:

Interested parties are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of coaching/ teaching philosophy, statement on mentoring a diverse student body and three letters of recommendation. All candidates are required to apply through Academic Jobs Online.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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.