Continuing Faculty Positions

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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.

 


 

Temporary Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology

The Sociology Department at Pomona College in Claremont, CA invites applications for a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning Fall 2019. The position has a teaching load of five courses for the year. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach Introduction to Sociology and Classical Theory. 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. Our department embraces diversity and seeks candidates committed to an educational climate welcoming to students regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or veteran status.

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 Monday, March 26, 2019 to Char Miller, Chair of Sociology, at char.miller@pomona.edu.   This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship.

Visiting Instructor in Theatre (Acting and Directing)

The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time, one-year appointment in Acting and Directing. The position requires a terminal degree in theatre.  The Department of Theatre and Dance supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. Pomona College, the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body.

The primary area of responsibility is the teaching of acting at all levels: (Beginning, intermediate and advanced) and introduction to directing. There is a possibility of mainstage directing. In addition, the candidate is expected to participate fully in the life of an active undergraduate theatre department. The teaching load is five courses in the academic year. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. The candidate must understand the goals of theatre education within the liberal arts mission of the College, and embody these goals in teaching and interactions with students, staff, and colleagues.  Significant experience in college teaching (beyond graduate assistantships) and/or professional experience is preferred. The position begins July 1, 2019.

Applications should be submitted electronically.  Completed applications should include 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts, 4) a brief statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience, 5) a brief statement addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and 6) three letters of recommendation.

Please submit application materials to: Mary Rosier, Administrative Assistant, Pomona College Theatre, 300 E. Bonita, Claremont CA 91711.  Mtr04747@pomona.edu, 909-621-8186.

The application deadline is Friday March 15, 2019.

One Year Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to begin on July 1, 2019. All subfields of computer science will be considered. Candidates should have a broad background in computer science, and be excellent teachers. 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 are expected to have a Ph.D. in computer science in hand by the start date. The position is open to all areas of computer science.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1550 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. 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 Consortium, 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. Pomona collaborates with its counterparts at adjacent Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna Colleges. Pomona's computer science department has 6 tenured or tenure-track faculty and, because of the consortium, we are part of a larger community of almost twenty computer scientist faculty and a greater number of majors than would be found in similar liberal arts colleges.

A complete application includes a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; three brief statements---one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body; and three or more letters of reference, at least one of which evaluates the candidate's teaching.

All applications will be accepted via cssearch@pomona.edu, until the position is filled. For further information, we can be reached via email at cssearch@pomona.edu.

All employees must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Organic/General Chemistry

Temporary position (one year) in organic chemistry at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2019, to teach lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry, with additional contributions to the general chemistry curriculum. 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 arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Cynthia Selassie (Cynthia.selassie@pomona.edu), Department of Chemistry, Pomona College, 645 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6338.  Complete applications received by March 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Pomona College is committed to increasing excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Physical/Analytical Chemistry

Temporary position (two years) in physical/analytical chemistry at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, starting July 1, 2019, to teach lecture and laboratory courses in physical and analytical chemistry, with additional contributions to the general chemistry curriculum. 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 arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Charles Taylor (CTaylor@pomona.edu), Department of Chemistry, Pomona College, 645 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6338.  Complete applications received by March 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Pomona College is committed to increasing excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.