Continuing Faculty Positions

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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

Visiting Assistant Professor of 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 Qualitative Methods. 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, July 29, 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.

Lecturer in Environmental Analysis and GIS

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 Chinese

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College invites applications for a part-time position in Chinese, teaching one section of first-year Chinese in the fall semester of 2019, beginning in September. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. The ideal candidate will have experience creating inclusive classrooms and taking advantage of innovative pedagogy. An M.A. in applied linguistics/second language pedagogy or Chinese literature and culture (specialization open) preferred, related disciplines considered. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Please submit cover letter describing teaching experience, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (course syllabi and teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation to Allan Barr, Chinese search committee chair, 550 N. Harvard Ave, Pomona College, Claremont CA 91711, allan.barr@pomona.edu. Complete applications received by April 15, 2019 will receive full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education, and values working in a richly diverse environment. 

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].

One Year Faculty Position in Sedimentary Geology

The Geology Department at Pomona College, the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a 1-year sabbatical replacement position beginning July 1, 2019 to teach courses and assist with senior thesis supervision.

We seek a candidate eager to interact with talented undergraduates in a liberal arts college environment where teaching and research are emphasized. Teaching responsibilities are expected to include Sedimentology and Earth History, each with lab, plus Introductory Geology and one other non-lab course determined through discussion between the candidate and department.

Pomona College is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially invite applications from women and members of under-represented groups. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Applicants should e-mail to GeoFacSearch@pomona.edu a dossier including 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a summary of research plans, and 5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants should arrange to have two letters of reference sent directly to the search e-mail address. Hard copies of materials may be mailed to Geology Faculty Search, c/o Lori Keala, Geology Department, 185 E. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA 91711.

Visit the Geology Department Page for more information, or refer questions to Dr. Eric Grosfils (email: egrosfils@pomona.edu; phone: 909-621-8673). Review of completed applications will begin July 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.