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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Gender and Women’s Studies at Pomona College

Pomona College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, to begin fall 2019. Gender and Women’s Studies is a vital and growing program philosophically, politically and pedagogically centered on intersectional, woman of color, transnational and queer of color history and theory. We seek a scholar and teacher whose research focuses on queer and/or transgender studies, and whose methodologies emerge from the intersection of those fields with interdisciplinary or disciplinary work primarily in the social sciences, with consideration given to the humanities. Some areas of interest might be but are not limited to: ethnographic practice, black and/or indigenous queer and feminist theory, disability studies, movement histories, activism, media studies and performance studies. Transnational and/or hemispheric approaches are welcome, across any geographic spectrum.

The teaching load at Pomona College is two courses per semester. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and are eligible for generous teaching and research grants. Candidates should have PhD in hand at time of appointment. Complete application includes cover letter, description of dissertation or book project; curriculum vitae; writing sample of approximately 30-35 pages, three  brief  statements  –  one  addressing  teaching  philosophy  and  experience,  one  addressing  scholarship  and  including  your  future  directions,  and  one  addressing  demonstrated  ability  to  mentor  a  diverse  student  body  - and three letters of reference. Candidates may receive later requests for graduate transcripts as well as a sample syllabus for an upper-level undergraduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise.  Please apply through Academic Jobs Online <>.  Applications are due August 31st, 2018. We will be interviewing at the National Women’s Studies Association conference in Atlanta from November 8-11 or via video conferencing; both kinds of interview are given equal weight.  Please indicate in your letter if you will be at the National Women’s Studies Conference.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1630 students, all undergraduates, and a student/faculty ratio of eight to one. Pomona College and its Program in Gender and Women’s Studies support equal access to higher education and value working in a richly diverse environment. The ideal candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Open rank position in the Department of English

The Department of English at Pomona College seeks a distinguished poet for appointment as the Henry G. Lee ‘37 Professor of English. Responsibility to teach creative writing and literature courses of one’s own choosing; 2/1 teaching load; open rank.

Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, attracting a diverse, national student body. To be assured full consideration, please send 1) a CV or résumé, 2) a letter of interest, 3) two brief statements—one addressing teaching philosophy and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and 4) a book of poems (physical book or PDF). These documents should be uploaded to; books can be mailed to Kevin Dettmar, Chair, Department of English, Pomona College, 140 W. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA  91711, USA. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. The Department of English supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse working and learning environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.



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 December 8, 2017, will receive full consideration.