Continuing Faculty Positions

How to Prepare a Diversity Statement

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to begin on July 1, 2020. All subfields of computer science will be considered, with preference for candidates whose research complements existing strengths in the department, especially in the areas of systems and applied theory. Candidates should have a broad background in computer science, be excellent teachers, have an active research program, and be excited about directing undergraduate research. Additionally, the candidate should have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. The teaching load is two courses a semester for the two semesters a year. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the curriculum.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer science in hand by the start date. 

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.

Submit application materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15355. A complete application  should include a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; three brief statements---one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship and one addressing  ability to mentor a diverse student body; and three or more letters of reference, at least one of which evaluates the candidate's teaching.

Complete applications received by December 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.  For further information, we can be reached via email at cssearch@pomona.edu

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Pomona College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Department of Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2020.  AOS: 19th and 20th Century European/Continental Philosophy. AOC: Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, or Social Philosophy. PhD prior to appointment strongly preferred. Teaching load is 2-2; class size is typically under 20 students.  Applications should contain a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, at least three letters of recommendation, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably from multiple courses), and three statements addressing your i) teaching ii) scholarship, including your future directions, and iii) demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body.       

Please upload electronic copies of all materials no later than November 15th to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14332

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college. We seek to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty and are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We value candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who are able to demonstrate a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students through their teaching, scholarship, or service. 

Pomona College, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which also include Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and the Claremont Graduate University.  Collectively, The Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 6,000 students and more than 20 philosophers.  In collaboration with The Claremont College Consortium, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for junior faculty.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Analysis)

Pomona College invites applications for a tenure track position in the Department of Mathematics, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020. We are looking for candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and research, and who will be excited about mentoring students and supervising student research. The department has directed much effort towards creating a supporting community for all students, and 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. 

The department invites applicants in the areas of Analysis, Topology, Geometry, or Probability broadly construed. Those who display fluidity in crossing barriers between pure and applied mathematics and/or are comfortable working with real-world data are particularly encouraged to apply. Duties of the position include teaching four semester courses per year, and the direction of student senior projects on a wide range of topics. 

Pomona College is a highly selective residential liberal arts college attracting an economically and geographically diverse student body, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven institutions with over forty active mathematicians. Pomona College is an equal opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.  

Applications are to be submitted at MathJobs.org. A complete application will include a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, at least three letters of recommendation (at least one of which evaluates teaching), a description, for the non-specialist, of research accomplishments and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Applications completed by December 1, 2019, will receive full consideration.

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science and Neuroscience (Affective Neuroimaging)

Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track, joint appointment in the Departments of Psychological Science and Neuroscience beginning Fall 2020. The position is targeted at the assistant professor rank, but outstanding candidates at more senior ranks will be considered. We seek candidates with an active research program that involves undergraduates and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Research program pertinent to the study of human affect is preferred, and use of fMRI in research is required, but the area of specialization is open.  There are several scanners in the Southern California area where candidates could work on establishing collaborations, but there are none at The Claremont Colleges.  Therefore, we are seeking candidates who can creatively involve students in research utilizing fMRI data.  Teaching load is two courses per semester and may include introduction to psychological science, an advanced seminar in emotions, and a laboratory course either in emotions or fMRI neuroimaging.  Supervision of research and senior thesis students from the psychological science and neuroscience departments is also expected. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented groups. Pomona College, the founding member of The Claremont Colleges consortium, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting an economically and geographically diverse student body. Please submit to  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13927 the following materials: a) cover letter, b) curriculum vitae, c) three brief statements ­addressing teaching philosophy, scholarship (including how a successful research program will be conducted with undergraduates using fMRI methodology), and demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, d) three representative reprints or pre-prints, and e) three letters of recommendation. In order to receive full consideration, dossier should be submitted by October 4.

 


 

Temporary Faculty Positions

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.​

Lecturer in Environmental Analysis

The Environmental Analysis Program is seeking a lecturer/s to teach introductory courses in Environmental Analysis. The adjunct lecture can teach one or more course during the semester, relative to their particular interests and knowledge base. The 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.

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 with an emphasis on experimental design and statistics with R.

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 (lmk04747@pomona.edu) and direct questions to the Program Coordinator, Marc Los Huertos (marc.loshuertos@pomona.edu).