General Chemistry Lab Instructor

Temporary position (one year) at the Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor level, starting August 30, 2016, to teach laboratory courses in general chemistry. M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry required. To apply for this position, email or mail 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 arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Dan O’Leary (doleary@pomona.edu), Department of Chemistry, Pomona College, 645 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6338.  Complete applications received by July 15, 2016 will receive full consideration. Pomona College is committed to increasing excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.


Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Gender and Women’s Studies

Pomona College seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, to begin fall 2016. The Program in Gender and Women’s Studies is a vital and growing program that is philosophically, politically and pedagogically centered on woman of color and queer of color history and theory. We seek a scholar and teacher whose interests lie in any intersection of these fields with broader feminist and queer concerns in the humanities and social sciences.  Some area of interest might be, but are not limited to: science studies, transgender studies, disability studies, movement histories, ethnographic practice and performance studies. Transnational and/or hemispheric approaches are welcome, across any geographic spectrum.

The teaching load is the equivalent of five semester-long courses a year, including two Intro to Gender and Women’s Studies classes during the first year. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the curriculum; visiting faculty are eligible for teaching and research grants. Ideally, candidates should have the PhD in hand as of the start date but we will consider advanced graduate students. A complete application includes a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of approximately 500 words addressing teaching philosophy and ability to teach and support a diverse student body, and three letters of reference, at least one of which evaluates the candidate's teaching. We would also welcome sample syllabi for an introductory course and another for an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise.

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 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.

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.

Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Please forward applications to Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Coordinator of Gender and Women’s Studies at gwssearch@pomona.edu. All employees must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Analysis and GIS

The Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College is seeking a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor to teach five courses in introductory Environmental Analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Courses to be taught include Introduction to Environmental Analysis; Nature, Culture, and Society; Science and the Environment; and Introduction to GIS for Environmental Analysis.

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, graduate transcripts, and teaching evaluations to the Program Administrator, Anne Tessier (atessier@pomona.edu), and direct questions to the Program Coordinator, Marc Los Huertos (marc.loshuertos@pomona.edu). Applications received by July 15, 2016, will receive full consideration.


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 (atessier@pomona.edu), and direct questions to the Program Coordinator, Marc Los Huertos (marc.loshuertos@pomona.edu). Applications received by July 15, 2016, will receive full consideration.