Continuing Faculty Positions

How to Prepare a Diversity Statement

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 African/a Studies

The Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies at the Claremont Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African/a Studies.  We seek a scholar who will contribute to the department’s mission of examining, through various academic disciplines, the experiences of people of African heritage worldwide.  The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts teaching and show evidence of a productive program of scholarly research.  The candidate is expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate setting.  The teaching load for this position is 4 courses annually and will include courses in the candidate’s area of specialty, plus Africana Studies core courses in the major.  These are: Introduction to Africana Studies, Research Methods in Africana Studies, and/or Senior Seminar.  Candidates who specialize in anthropology, art history, African literature, media studies, or music are especially encouraged to apply.  The applicant is required to have a Ph.D. by Fall 2020.  The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. Send a dossier, including letter of application; curriculum vitae; transcripts; three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body; and three letters of recommendation. These documents should be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14025. The contractual college for this position is Pomona College. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019.  For any other questions about the position, please contact swalker@scrippscollege.edu.

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.

Assistant Professor of Politics

The Department of Politics at Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the politics of the United States, with a focus on questions of race and ethnicity. Our department has a broad understanding of the field of political science and encourages applications from a variety of approaches, methodologies and perspectives.

Pomona is a top-ten liberal arts college with a diverse and outstanding student body of approximately 1,550 students. The College maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of eight to one and is strongly committed to small-scale residential education. Accordingly, the department values excellent teaching. Faculty at Pomona teach two courses a semester, including introductory courses (in this case, at least one section of "Introduction to American Politics" annually). College faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarship and service profile. The College offers many forms of support for scholarship, including a full-year, pre-tenure research leave.

Pomona has a need-blind, no-loan admission policy and values equal access to higher education. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to and success in higher education for underrepresented students.

Founded in 1887, Pomona College is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, a unique constellation of five small undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions located in 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 faculty and staff across the colleges often collaborate.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 1, 2019. To apply, please submit to Academic Jobs Online: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) graduate school transcripts; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 6) three sample syllabi; 7) a research statement; 8) written samples of your research; 9) a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and 10) three letters of recommendation. Alternatively, hard copies of the same materials may be sent to: Susan McWilliams Barndt, Chair, Pomona College Politics Department, 425 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA. 91711. For more information, contact susan.mcwilliams@pomona.edu.

 


 

Temporary Faculty Positions

 

Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2020.  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 recommendations by November 15, 2019 to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14355.

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

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).

Lecturer in Politics

The Department of Politics at Pomona College invites applications for a Lecturer in Politics for the Fall 2019 semester. The position requires strong teaching credentials in American politics. The teaching load is 2 courses. This is a restricted local search; the college is unable to pay travel expenses. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Pomona College is a top-ten liberal arts institution founded in 1884 and located in Los Angeles County, Southern California. Its resources are enhanced by the adjacent Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven institutions including Pitzer College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Keck Graduate Institute, and Claremont Graduate University.

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.

Review of applications will be on a rolling basis and will continue until finalists are identified. Pomona College encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Please submit to Academic Jobs Online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi, written samples of your research, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Alternatively, hard copies of the same materials may be sent to: Susan McWilliams, Chair, Pomona College Politics Department, 425 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711; susan.mcwilliams@pomona.edu; (909) 607-0873 [phone]; (909) 607-1274 [fax].