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Faculty Positions

Continuing Faculty Positions

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Chair of the Department of English

Pomona College invites applications and nominations for an advanced Associate or Full Professor level faculty position to serve as Chair of the Department of English. At a moment when the department is in conversation about diversifying the major as well as building on its current strengths, the search committee seeks a dynamic leader, enthusiastic about advancing the study of literature as both a disciplinary and interdisciplinary practice, both within the department and in the larger field. Administrative or chairing experience is a plus. We have a strong preference for a scholar with research specializations in one or more of the following areas: African American, Arab American, Asian American, Latinx, Chicanx, Native American literatures, Multi-ethnic Literatures, and/or Critical Race Theory. We seek to attract, develop, and retain faculty that contribute to the cultural, linguistic, experiential, and diverse curricular offerings.  

Send statement of interest, short (750 word each, maximum) statements of teaching and diversity philosophy and administrative vision, and a list of three professional references with contact information (email only) to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17589. Review of applications will begin on December 27th, 2020. We will be interviewing via video conferencing during the months of February and March.   
  
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. 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 the English Department support equal access to higher education. Of the students admitted into the class of 2024, 58.8% self-identify as domestic students of color, 13.6% international and 20.7% 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.
 
Pomona is the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique constellation 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.  


Temporary Faculty Positions

Organic Chemistry Visiting Assistant Professor

Temporary position (one year) in organic chemistry at the Visiting Assistant Professor level starting July 1, 2021 to teach lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry with additional contributions to the general chemistry curriculum. A Ph.D. in chemistry required. Research facilities are available. To apply for this position, send a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and career goals, a statement describing a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to: Professor Matthew Sazinsky (matthew.sazinsky@pomona.edu), Department of Chemistry, Pomona College, 645 N. College Ave, Claremont CA 91711-6338. Complete applications received by March 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Pomona College is committed to increasing excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Three-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Sociology Department at Pomona College in Claremont, CA invites applications for a three-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning Fall 2021. The position has a teaching load of five courses per year. Areas of concentration are open, but preference will be given to candidates who can teach Introduction to Sociology, Qualitative Methods, electives that expand the department’s curriculum, and for additional compensation are willing to advise senior theses.  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. Pomona College and the Sociology Department support equal access to higher education. Of the students admitted into the class of 2024, 58.8% self-identify as domestic students of color, 13.6% international and 20.7% 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.

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 February 1 to Anne Tessier, at Anne.Tessier@pomona.edu.  This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship.

As an equal opportunity workplace, Pomona College is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, ability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Two-Year Visiting Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics at Pomona College seeks applications for a two-year visiting Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from all areas of concentration within the field of economics.  The successful candidate will teach five semester-long courses each academic year. Among these courses, the candidate is expected to teach two core courses (undergraduate econometrics, introductory micro or macro) and three elective courses of mutual interest, especially elective courses related to the candidate’s field of expertise. Candidates with a Ph.D. in economics or related fields or in the late stages of a Ph.D. program are welcome to apply.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 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. Pomona College is strongly committed to the values of a residential educational community.

Pomona is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, a unique collection of five small undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions located near the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The department has fourteen faculty members, and there are more than fifty economists across the seven Claremont Colleges. Pomona College and the Economics Department support equal access to higher education. Of the students admitted into the class of 2024, 58.8% self-identify as domestic students of color, 13.6% international and 20.7% 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.

A complete application should include a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a teaching statement which addresses the candidate's demonstrated ability to teach a diverse student body; and at least one letter of reference which includes an evaluation of the candidate's teaching. Please submit your application via email to econsearch@pomona.edu

As an equal opportunity workplace, Pomona College is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, ability, gender identity or Veteran status. All employees must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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 January 2021. 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.​