Continuing Faculty Positions

How to Prepare a Diversity Statement

Assistant Professor of Physical Education Head Women's Basketball Coach

The Department of Physical Education is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Coach of Women's Basketball for the Pomona-Pitzer athletic program. At Pomona, physical education professors are full members of the faculty. In this capacity, they teach courses, advise students, and play an integral role in committee service and faculty governance.

Responsibilities include managing all aspects of Pomona-Pitzer's competitive NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball program, teaching activity classes in the physical education program and managing administrative duties essential for the proper functioning of the Physical Education and Athletic programs.

Firmly rooted in the NCAA Division III philosophy, Pomona-Pitzer athletics values coaches and athletic programs which promote: sportsmanship, teamwork, inclusion, leadership, wellness, service, accountability, personal development and competitive excellence.

Pomona College and Pitzer College are both recognized as highly selective comprehensive liberal arts colleges. Candidates should demonstrate a capacity to recruit, coach, mentor and teach in this context.

Pomona College, Pitzer College and The Department of Physical Education support equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.  Fifty-two percent of Pomona’s current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students.  The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds-utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive and which promotes academic equity.

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.  Pomona and Pitzer  have a combined enrollment of 2,800 students.

Desired Qualifications:

- Master's degree preferred.

- Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and coach student-athletes at the scholastic or collegiate level. 

- Understanding of NCAA Division III philosophy

- 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 encouraged to send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcript, statement of coaching/ teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to: 

https://theclaremontcolleges.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/POM_Careers/job/Claremont/Physical-Education-Assistant-Professor-Head-Women-s-Basketball-Coach_REQ-2419

Complete applications received by April 5, 2020 will receive full consideration.  Pomona College is an equal opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. 

 


 

Temporary Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science

The Pomona College Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science is hiring a one-year visiting assistant professor of linguistics for academic year 2020-2021. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and those with significant teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply. We are looking for a linguist who uses computational/corpus-based methodologies; they will teach Corpus Linguistics, multiple Introduction to Linguistics sections, and another course in their area of expertise. We are open to linguists of any area/subfield, as long as they are prepared to teach courses on corpus-based (computational) methods. The successful candidate will also be expected to consult on senior research projects. The teaching load is 2 courses in Fall semester and 3 courses in Spring semester (5 courses total for the year).

To apply, please send a letter of interest (i.e., a cover letter), curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable), recent teaching evaluations, and names and contact information of three references via email to: Elizabeth Contreras (elizabeth.contreras@pomona.edu). Please direct any questions you have to the Chair of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Michael Diercks (michael.diercks@pomona.edu).

Pomona College and the Linguistics and Cognitive Science Department support equal access to higher education. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% are international, and 19% are first-generation college students. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds using pedagogical practices that are rigorous and inclusive, and which promote academic equity.

See http://lcs.pomona.edu/ for more information about our department. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin on April 15. This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science

The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in cognitive science during the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants from any area of specialization within cognitive science are welcome to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses over two semesters that contribute to the interdisciplinary Cognitive Science major, including Introduction to Cognitive Science, a special-topics course in the candidate's area of expertise, and supervision of students in senior thesis research projects.

Pomona College supports equal access to higher education. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds—utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive, and which promote academic equity.

Applicants should send a single PDF file which includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience with diversity, student teaching evaluations, and names and contact information of three references via email to the department administrator: elizabeth.contreras@pomona.edu. Selected applicants will be contacted for letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on April 15, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Lise Abrams, lise.abrams@pomona.edu.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Sociology Department at Pomona College in Claremont, CA invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning Fall 2020. The position has a teaching load of five courses for the year. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach Introduction to Sociology as well as electives that expand the department’s curriculum. PhD in hand preferred, ABD will be considered.  Applicants should have teaching experience.

Pomona College is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges (Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps), liberal arts colleges located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Our department embraces diversity and seeks candidates committed to an educational climate welcoming to students regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or veteran status.

Please submit a letter of interest describing your teaching philosophy, research interests, and possible elective courses you can offer. In addition, please provide sample syllabi, a writing sample, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and two letters of reference, plus any additional information that shows evidence of a successful teaching record. Email your application materials by Friday, April 3, 2020 to Char Miller, Chair of Sociology, at char.miller@pomona.edu. This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship.

Visiting Lecturer/s in Environmental Analysis and GIS

The Environmental Analysis Program is seeking lecturers to teach introductory courses in Environmental Analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The adjunct lecture can teach one or more courses during the semester, relative to their particular interests and knowledge base.

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 economic development, population growth, and environmental resources 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.

EA101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Analysis. This course provides an introduction and overview of GIS – specifically, ESRI WebGIS and ArcGIS mapping software – to demonstrate the basic analysis of spatial data for those interested in answering questions about the spatial significance of environmental justice, racial inequality, hazard exposure, and health equity. This introductory course will teach students how to use ESRI ArcGIS mapping software to create and analyze digital maps in order to highlight disparities that are often hidden. By engaging with 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.

EA102 Advanced GIS. This project-based course provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as it applies to address environmental problems (broadly defined). Throughout the course, students will engage with applications and tools for analyzing environmental resources and hazards that differentially affect populations. Building on core concepts gained from the Introductory GIS course, this class will pay particular attention to the spatial analysis tools available in ArcGIS Desktop and how they integrate with ArcGIS Online. Further, special attention will be given toward critically engaging with these spatial analytic tools.

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 EA 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.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations to the Program Administrator, Lori Keala (lkeala@pomona.edu) and direct questions to the Program Coordinator, Marc Los Huertos (marc.loshuertos@pomona.edu).

Lecturer in Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for multiple one-course lecturers to teach computer sciences courses or labs. Candidates with a Ph.D. in computer science or related fields or at the later stage of Ph.D. study are welcome to apply.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1600 students, all undergraduates, and a student/faculty ratio of eight to one. Recognized as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, Pomona offers instruction in all major fields of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and is strongly committed to the value of a residential educational community.

Pomona College and its Computer Science Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. At Pomona College, fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Pomona is the founding member of the Claremont colleges, a unique collection of five small undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions located in beautiful southern California near the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Students of the Claremont colleges can cross-register for courses at any of the colleges, and have access to a shared library system containing over 2 million volumes. Pomona students thus enjoy the advantages of personalized instruction and close faculty-student interaction in a small liberal arts college setting, combined with the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. Pomona collaborates with its counterparts at adjacent Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna Colleges. Pomona's computer science department has seven full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and there are twenty-five CS faculty across the Claremont colleges. Pomona College offers support for conference travel and summer student research assistants, and it offers the opportunity for entering faculty members to apply for a fully-funded leave in their fourth year at the college.

A complete application should include a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a teaching statement and at least one letter of reference which evaluates the candidate's teaching. Please submit your application via email at cssearch@pomona.edu

All employees must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Two-Year Visiting Professor of Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for a two-year visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to begin on July 1, 2020. The teaching load is the equivalent of five semester-long courses a year. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the curriculum. Candidates with a Ph.D. in computer science or related fields or at the later stage of Ph.D. study are welcome to apply.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1600 students, all undergraduates, and a student/faculty ratio of eight to one. Recognized as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, Pomona offers instruction in all major fields of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and is strongly committed to the value of a residential educational community.

Pomona College and its Computer Science Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. At Pomona College, fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Pomona is the founding member of the Claremont colleges, a unique collection of five small undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions located in beautiful southern California near the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Students of the Claremont colleges can cross-register for courses at any of the colleges, and have access to a shared library system containing over 2 million volumes. Pomona students thus enjoy the advantages of personalized instruction and close faculty-student interaction in a small liberal arts college setting, combined with the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. Pomona collaborates with its counterparts at adjacent Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna Colleges. Pomona's computer science department has seven full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and there are twenty-five CS faculty across the Claremont colleges. Pomona College offers support for conference travel and summer student research assistants, and it offers the opportunity for entering faculty members to apply for a fully-funded leave in their fourth year at the college.

A complete application should include a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a teaching statement and at least one letter of reference which evaluates the candidate's teaching. Please submit your application via email at cssearch@pomona.edu

All employees must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

One-Year Visiting Professor of Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to begin on July 1, 2020. The teaching load is the equivalent of five semester-long courses a year. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the curriculum. Candidates with a Ph.D. in computer science or related fields or at the later stage of Ph.D. study are welcome to apply.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1600 students, all undergraduates, and a student/faculty ratio of eight to one. Recognized as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, Pomona offers instruction in all major fields of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and is strongly committed to the value of a residential educational community.

Pomona College and its Computer Science Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. At Pomona College, fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Pomona is the founding member of the Claremont colleges, a unique collection of five small undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions located in beautiful southern California near the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Students of the Claremont colleges can cross-register for courses at any of the colleges, and have access to a shared library system containing over 2 million volumes. Pomona students thus enjoy the advantages of personalized instruction and close faculty-student interaction in a small liberal arts college setting, combined with the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. Pomona collaborates with its counterparts at adjacent Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna Colleges. Pomona's computer science department has seven full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and there are twenty-five CS faculty across the Claremont colleges. Pomona College offers support for conference travel and summer student research assistants, and it offers the opportunity for entering faculty members to apply for a fully-funded leave in their fourth year at the college.

A complete application should include a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a teaching statement and at least one letter of reference which evaluates the candidate's teaching. Please submit your application via email at cssearch@pomona.edu

All employees must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Visiting Professor of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a one-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment to exceptional students from diverse backgrounds. The position will involve both classroom and (advanced) laboratory instruction in a total of five courses over two semesters.  While research is not part of the job description, the department is eager to hear from candidates who are research active. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references via email to: natalie.hughes@pomona.edu.

See www.physics.pomona.edu for more information about our department. Review of completed applications will begin March 23, 2020.  Pomona College supports equal access to higher education. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds—utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive, and which promote academic equity.

Visiting Professor of History

The History Department at Pomona College invites applications for one-year visiting assistant professor in United States history with a specialization in African American, Native American, or gender/sexuality history.  The department prefers a scholar grounded in pre-20th century history but will consider candidates from any period as long as there is a demonstrated ability to teach both halves of the U.S. survey.  The qualified historian will teach five courses (the two surveys and three seminars of their choosing) and assist in advising students with their senior research projects.

Pomona College and the Department of History support equal access to higher education.  Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% are international, and 19% are first generation college students.  The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds—utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive, and which advance academic equity.

Interested applicants should send a single PDF file which includes a letter of interest (detailing research focus and relevant teaching experience) and a curriculum vitae to HistorySearch@pomona.edu no later than Monday, March 16.  Applicants who are selected for interviews will be asked to furnish letters of recommendation.

Visiting Professor of Painting

The Pomona College Art Department invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting professor to teach five courses during the 2020-2021 academic year.

During each semester, the successful candidate will teach two courses in painting. One of which should will be an entry level course; the other an advanced painting course. In line with the learning outcomes of our department, these courses should address the foundational, theoretical, and critical skills associated with the creation of art.

The fifth course can be from the candidate’s area of interest and research and could include performance, installation, multimedia, drawing, art theory or design.

Our students come from a range of backgrounds and interests, and the preferred candidate should demonstrate the desire to connect with our wide-ranging student body—adapting their pedagogy to engage with those who are coming to an art class for the first time, while providing challenges for students with more experience.

Responsibilities also include running the painting studio including ordering supplies. An MFA in painting/fine arts and college teaching experience are required.

Pomona College, a private liberal arts college, is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international, and 19% are first generation college students. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College's goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, a portfolio URL link of your own and students’work, samples of course syllabi for painting, proposal for the 5th course, teaching evaluations, and names of three references, to: tricia.avant@pomona.edu                                                                                                                                               

Application deadline: April 15

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College invites applications for a position as full-time 1-year visiting assistant professor of Chinese, to begin July 2020. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. Experienced instructors who do not hold a terminal degree are also encouraged to apply. These highly qualified candidates will be hired at the rank of visiting instructor. Regardless of rank, preference will be given to applicants with training in applied linguistics, second language pedagogy, or Chinese literature and culture. The teaching load is five language courses. Consistent with other temporary staff positions at the College, applicants for this 1-year visiting post are responsible for all travel/relocation expenses associated with interviewing for and successfully transitioning into the position. Please submit the following application materials to Allan Barr, Chinese search chair, 550 N. Harvard Ave, Pomona College, Claremont CA 91711, allan.barr@pomona.edu: cover letter describing research and teaching interests, CV, graduate transcript, statement on teaching, teaching portfolio (syllabi and teaching evaluations), statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications received by February 24, 2020 will receive full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until position is filled. 

Pomona College supports equal access to higher education. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds—utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive, and which promote academic equity.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics

Pomona College seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, three year postdoctoral position in the mathematical sciences, with preference given to statistics or related data fields, to work in the Department of Mathematics. The appointment will be as a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics to begin in July, 2020. Duties will include teaching four semester courses per year and direction of student senior projects. The preferred candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching and research, and will be excited about mentoring students and directing student research. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to and success in higher education for underrepresented students.

Pomona College and the Department of Mathematics supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college, near Los Angeles, with approximately 1,671 students, consisting of an equal number of men and women from all 50 states and 59 countries (http://www.pomona.edu). It is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven institutions with over fifty active mathematicians. Please see the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences web page (http://ccms.claremont.edu/) for more information about the Claremont mathematics activities.

Apply for the position via https://www.mathjobs.org. A complete application will include a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three or more letters of recommendation (at least one of which evaluates teaching), a statement of teaching philosophy, a description, for the non-specialist, of research accomplishments and plans, plus a diversity statement

https://www.pomona.edu/administration/academic-dean/faculty-jobs/how-prepare-diversity-statement.  Applications which are complete by February 1, 2020, will receive full consideration. Pomona College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and minorities.​