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Temporary Faculty Positions

Visiting Professor of Biology

The Biology Department at Pomona College is seeking applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Animal Physiology beginning fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach an upper-level Animal Physiology course with lab in the fall semester, an Introductory Cell Biology course with lab in the spring semester, and another course to be determined. The department supports visiting faculty members’ pursuit of independent research, particularly in collaboration with undergraduate students, if so desired. Some funds and ample space for conducting research with students will be provided. Post-doctoral and prior teaching experience is preferred.

Pomona College and the Biology Department 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% 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.

Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Candidates should email to BioSearch@pomona.edu a dossier including: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including descriptions of courses taught, if applicable, 4) a brief statement of research interests, if applicable, 5) an inclusivity statement describing examples of how you plan to mentor a diverse student body, and 6) the names, positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of two recommenders. Please note, at this time the College is unable to sponsor employment visas for temporary positions. 

Review of complete applications will begin on May 17, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions should be referred to Prof. Jonathan Moore, Search Committee Chair, at the email above. Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain a faculty which mirrors the rich diversity and backgrounds seen in our student body, as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students.

Visiting Lecturer/s in Environmental Analysis and GIS

The Environmental Analysis Program is seeking lecturers to teach introductory courses in Environmental Analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The adjunct lecture can teach one or more courses during the semester, relative to their particular interests and knowledge base.

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 economic development, population growth, and environmental resources 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.

EA101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Analysis. This course provides an introduction and overview of GIS – specifically, ESRI WebGIS and ArcGIS mapping software – to demonstrate the basic analysis of spatial data for those interested in answering questions about the spatial significance of environmental justice, racial inequality, hazard exposure, and health equity. This introductory course will teach students how to use ESRI ArcGIS mapping software to create and analyze digital maps in order to highlight disparities that are often hidden. By engaging with 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.

EA102 Advanced GIS. This project-based course provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as it applies to address environmental problems (broadly defined). Throughout the course, students will engage with applications and tools for analyzing environmental resources and hazards that differentially affect populations. Building on core concepts gained from the Introductory GIS course, this class will pay particular attention to the spatial analysis tools available in ArcGIS Desktop and how they integrate with ArcGIS Online. Further, special attention will be given toward critically engaging with these spatial analytic tools.

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

Lecturer in Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for multiple one-course lecturers to teach computer sciences courses or labs. Candidates with a Ph.D. in computer science or related fields or at the later stage of Ph.D. study are welcome to apply.

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.

A complete application should include a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a teaching statement and at least one letter of reference which evaluates the candidate's teaching. Please submit your application via email at cssearch@pomona.edu

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

Two-Year Visiting Professor of Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for a two-year visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to begin January 2021. 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 with a Ph.D. in computer science or related fields or at the later stage of Ph.D. study are welcome to apply.

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.

A complete application should include a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a teaching statement and at least one letter of reference which evaluates the candidate's teaching. Please submit your application via email at cssearch@pomona.edu

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