Continuing Faculty Positions

How to Prepare a Diversity Statement

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Behavioral Economics

The department of economics at Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning AY 2019-20. We are searching for a behavioral economist. Secondary fields open. Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2019.

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college which attracts a diverse, national and international student body. Pomona is the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, whose campuses are contiguous and whose faculties include at least two other behavioral economists. The Pomona economics department has twelve full-time economists, and the other Claremont Colleges have 30 more. The teaching load is 2-2.

Candidates should apply through Academic Jobs Online. Applications should include: cover letter; curriculum vitae; job market paper; graduate transcript(s); statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and three letters of recommendation. Either the cover letter or statement of teaching philosophy should contain a substantive discussion of the candidate's demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body. To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 30, 2018. We will be interviewing at the ASSA meetings.

Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and its ideal candidates will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Conservation Biology

Pomona College is searching for a Conservation Biologist with interdisciplinary competencies for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019. Applicants should have a doctorate in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a closely related field.  Previous teaching and postdoctoral experience is expected, as is a strong interest in teaching a diverse undergraduate population and potential to develop a research program that involves undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in Biology and Environmental Analysis and will offer courses relevant to both majors. The teaching load is four courses per year, including an upper-level course in Conservation Biology and contributions to the Environmental Analysis and Biology majors. Additional courses may include advanced classes in the candidate's area of expertise.

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college and a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium. It is located in Los Angeles County with access to a broad range of natural habitats including California sage scrub, deserts, mountains, coastal habitats, and a range of urban environments with diverse human populations. Teaching and research facilities include the Bernard Field Station, a 45-acre preserve within walking distance of the college. Pomona College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching.

Pomona College welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, including descriptions of courses taught, 5) a statement addressing personal commitment to and experience in mentoring a diverse student body and/or issues related to social justice, 6) graduate school transcripts, and 7) three letters of recommendation. These documents should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12122. Review of applications will begin on Oct 31, 2018.  For more information, email ConBioSearch@pomona.edu.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Media Theory

The Media Studies Department at Pomona College, a member of The Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Media Theory, beginning July 1, 2019. Candidates must be able to contribute to the Department’s goal of providing a “unique emphasis on rigorous theoretical training” while offering classes in a specialty area. We seek applicants with theoretical expertise in one or more of the following areas: Film Studies; Critical Race Studies; Critical Political Economy; Medium Theory; Queer Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Psychoanalytic Theory; Disability Studies; and/or Postcolonial Studies. 

The Media Studies Department and Pomona College support equal access to higher education and value 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. Ph.D. Required. Please submit the following application materials: letter of interest; CV; three letters of recommendation; three brief statements on a) teaching philosophy and experience b) research program c) demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body; transcripts; two writing samples. Please apply through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11866. Complete applications received by October 19 will receive full consideration. 

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, CA. It is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Linguistics and Cognitive Science

The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019. We seek candidates with expertise in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, or cognitive psychology. The area of specialization is open to any area within human cognition, such as attention, perception, memory, language, reasoning, decision making, or problem solving. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, a productive record of research, and an ability to involve undergraduates in research. The ideal candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per semester that contribute to the interdisciplinary Cognitive Science major.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. by the start of the position. Please apply online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11726 and include: (a) cover letter (b) curriculum vitae, (c) three 1-2 page statements -- one describing teaching philosophy and experience, one describing research including future directions, and one describing a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body (see https://www.pomona.edu/sites/default/files/how-to-prepare-a-diversity-statement.pdf?time=819201620), (d) summary of teaching evaluations, and (e) contact information for three individuals who will write letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.  Pomona College, the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body of approximately 1600 students. It is part of The Claremont Consortium which includes the five Claremont Colleges and The Claremont Graduate University. For further information please contact Dr. Lise Abrams, chair of the search committee, at Lise.Abrams@pomona.edu.

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 < https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11485>.  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.

 


 

Temporary Faculty Positions

Environmental Analysis Lecturer

Environmental Analysis and Biology are seeking a temporary faculty member to teach conservation biology that includes a strong evolutionary and ecological foundation and how these sciences influence federal policies designed to protect rare and endangered species. The course will teach students how to evaluate the viability of populations and how species depend as much on genetic factors such as inbreeding and gene flow as on demographic factors such as population growth rate and distribution. By the end of the course, students will appreciate how this compilation captures both familiar themes such as bottlenecks, inbreeding depression, hybridization, captive breeding, and population subdivision and other topics such as genetic restoration, invasive species, reintroductions, fragmentation, mutational meltdown, and forensics. We expect the class will include use of various tools from genomics that are increasingly applied to real-world problems in conservation and management and how the field influences various policy and regulatory tools.

Environmental Analysis is seeking a faculty member to teach EA30 Science and the Environment. This project based course teaches the basic of environmental science and includes a lab/field section and includes an introduction to experimental design, statistics (using R), and technical writing. The instructor can develop projects for the course based on their interest. The course is limited to 14 students.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to Marc Los Huertos, marc.loshuertos@pomona.edu.

Deadline is November 1st.

Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2019. This fellowship is open to scholars in any field in the arts, humanities or social sciences whose research engages race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, or transnational studies. Successful candidates will teach two courses per year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public presentation each year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position. Please submit a letter of application, CV, short description of dissertation, a statement about your interests in teaching at a liberal arts college, a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendation by November 16, 2018 to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11893 for full consideration.

Pomona College, a member of The Claremont Colleges, supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.