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Head Football Coach

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Physical Education/Head Coach of Football. At Pomona, physical education professors are full members of the faculty on continuing contracts instead of tenure.

Responsibilities include managing all aspects of Pomona-Pitzer's competitive NCAA Division III Football program, teaching activity classes in the physical education program and assigned administrative duties. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Pomona and Pitzer Colleges combine to sponsor varsity athletics and are members of the Claremont Colleges consortium located in Southern California, approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles.  The Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Program consists of 21 intercollegiate teams and is a founding member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  The Colleges have a combined enrollment of 2,600 students.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required with a Master's degree preferred.  Specialization in physical education or related field preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and coach student-athletes at the scholastic or collegiate level is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability at managing and leading all aspects of a football program including recruitment, schedule development, practice planning and overall program administration
  • Understanding of NCAA Division III philosophy and NCAA and Conference rules compliance
  • Appreciation for the role of athletics in small liberal arts colleges with rigorous academic settings
  • Capacity to teach and mentor an ethnically diverse student body

Application Procedure/Deadline:

Interested parties are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of coaching/ teaching philosophy, statement on mentoring a diverse student body and three letters of recommendation. All candidates are required to apply through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8568

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean/Islamic Art History

Full-time tenure-track position.  2/2 course load.  Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2017. Teaching experience required. Teach first half of 2-semester introductory survey, introductory survey of Islamic art, and introductory and advanced undergraduate discussion courses in an intercultural, comparative curriculum on the art and architecture of the Mediterranean basin (ca. 300-1300) that relate late antique pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic art as part of a Late Antique and Medieval Studies (LAMS) Program at the Claremont Colleges. Research focus in Islamic art. Creative cultural interactions between global Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Studies and contemporary issues encouraged.  Dossiers should include: letter of application with related course background and ideas about curriculum in areas listed above; CV; graduate school transcripts; three brief statements addressing teaching philosophy, scholarship, and demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body; and 3 letters of reference. These documents should be sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8001. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values 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. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2017.


Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Beginning July 1, 2017. Teaching load: 2/2. Ph.D. required. The position is open to all areas of computer science.

Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college in southern California and attracts a diverse, national student body. The Computer Science Department supports equal access to higher education. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Please submit the following application materials online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7689): cv; graduate transcripts; 3 or more letters of recommendation, at least one evaluating teaching; and three statements—one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin on December 12, 2016. Further information at http://www.cs.pomona.edu/search2017.html or search@cs.pomona.edu.


Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

The Psychology Department at Pomona College invites applications for outstanding teacher/scholars with Ph.D. from an APA-accredited program and an APA accredited internship.  Teaching load is two courses per semester, and includes: Psychological Disorders, Seminar in Clinical Psychology, Fieldwork in Clinical Psychology, and Introductory Psychology.  Candidates are sought with a commitment to teaching, ability to establish an active research program and involve undergraduates in this program, and an interest in developing clinically related fieldwork opportunities for undergraduates.  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, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting an economically and geographically diverse student body. Please upload https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7480 the following materials: a) letter of application, b) curriculum vitae, c) three brief statements ­ addressing teaching philosophy, scholarship, and demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, d) publications, and e) three letters of recommendation. In order to receive full consideration, dossier should be submitted by October 15.


Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Economics

The Pomona College Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning AY 2017-18. We are searching for someone whose primary research field is Industrial Organization, but whose secondary fields and teaching interests can include economic history, regulation, non-profits, game theory, or industry studies such as the economics of health care, entertainment, energy, or information services. Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2017. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for students from underrepresented groups and values working with a diverse group of students. Pomona College, the founding member of the contiguous Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse national and international student body. Its economics department has 12 tenure-track economists and there are 30 more at the other Claremont Colleges. The teaching load is 2-2. Candidates should apply through Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo). Applications should include: cover letter; curriculum vitae; job market paper; graduate transcript(s); three letters of recommendation; and three statements addressing, respectively, your teaching philosophy and experience, scholarship including future directions, and demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body. Complete applications are due December 1, 2016. We will be interviewing at the ASSA meetings.


Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies

Pomona College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, to begin fall 2017. 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 interests emerge from the intersection of those fields with interdisciplinary or disciplinary work in the social sciences and/or humanities.  Some areas of interest might be, but are not limited to: black queer and feminist theory, ethnographic practice, science and technology studies, transgender studies, disability studies, movement histories, activism, media studies and performance studies. Transnational and/or hemispheric approaches are welcome, across any geographic spectrum.

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/7676. Applications will not be accepted after October 3, 2016. Please indicate in your letter if you will be at the National Women’s Studies Conference. For more information see http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_listing.asp?id=588


Tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in Dance

(rank to be determined after evaluation of qualifications and experience)

The Pomona College Dance Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, invites applications for a tenure-track position (at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor) to teach and provide dynamic leadership in the area of Technique, Choreography, and Performance.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Modern Dance Technique, Composition, Repertory, and one course from among the following: Somatic Movement Techniques, Improvisation, or other area of related interest.  The position requires an MFA degree, substantial experience teaching in a liberal arts college (beyond graduate assistantships), a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student population, and a solid record of performance and/or choreographic achievement on the national/international level.  Demonstrated success in managing the administrative responsibilities of a college dance program or professional company is highly desirable.  The candidate will be expected to provide leadership and vision for the study of dance and movement in a broad cultural context and to further the active participation of the Pomona Dance Program in the liberal arts curriculum throughout the five Claremont Colleges.

Pomona College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1500 students, is a founding member of the Claremont Colleges, a unique constellation of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions, located thirty-five miles east of Los Angeles.  The Dance Program, which enrolls approximately four hundred students per year, offers both a major (Performance or Movement Studies) and minor.  A program of the Department of Theatre and Dance for the Claremont Colleges, it enjoys a cooperative relationship with the Department of Theatre for the Claremont Colleges and the Scripps College Dance Department.  Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

A complete initial application will include (1) a letter of interest in the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate academic transcript(s), (4) three letters of recommendation, and (5) three brief statements (a) on the role of dance and movement study in the liberal arts curriculum, (b) one addressing scholarship and including your future directions, and (c) one addressing your experience and/ or ability to mentor a diverse student body. 

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by January 6, 2017. Candidates may be invited to send a video sample at a later date. Please send complete dossier via AJO: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8579. For further information about the Pomona College Dance Program, visit our website at: http://dance.pomona.edu.


Associate or Full Professor in Cognitive Science

The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College invites applications for a senior cognitive scientist at the Associate or Full Professor level beginning AY 2017-2018. We seek candidates with broad expertise in cognitive psychology, cognitive science or cognitive neuroscience, who will act as Coordinator of the Cognitive Science section of the Department. Preferred areas of specialization within cognition include attention, perception, memory, language, reasoning, or decision making. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, a productive record of research, an ability to involve undergraduates in research, and must be able to strengthen the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in cognitive science. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

Please upload to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8356  a dossier including (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) teaching evaluations, (d) three 1-2 page statements -- one describing teaching philosophy, one describing research, and one describing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body (see How to Write a Diversity Statement), and (e) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016. Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body. 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

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.