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Head Women's Tennis Coach

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Physical Education/Head Coach of Women's Tennis. 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 Women's Tennis 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 Women’s Tennis 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.

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


Temporary Faculty Positions

McConnell Visiting (Associate or Full) Professor of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Pomona College is seeking a distinguished scholar for the McConnell Visiting (Associate or Full) Professor of Sociology. The hire can be at the associate or full level for a 2-3 year visiting position beginning in Fall 2017. Teaching load: 3 courses annually, of which one could be Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory, or Research Methods. The hire is also expected to advise a small number of senior theses aligned with their areas of expertise. Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse student body from across the United States and the world. We seek a scholar able to add exciting electives to enhance our program, and work one-on-one with our students. The salary is competitive. If interested, please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Lynn Rapaport, Chair, Pomona College, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711, or email: lrapaport@pomona.edu. Please include in your application a description of your teaching and research interests and your experience or aspirations for mentoring a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017. The Sociology Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a rich 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.


Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College is seeking linguistics instructors to teach one or more sections of Syntax (LGCS 105) and a section of Introduction to Linguistics (LGCS 10) in the Spring 2017 semester (which begins on January 17). 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 send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations to the Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Michael Diercks. Questions about the positions may also be directed to the chair. Applications received by December 30, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Course Descriptions:
LGCS 105 Syntax: Examines the sentence structure of natural language, addressing the (mostly unconscious) knowledge people have about language and proposing cognitive structures for that knowledge. [The course] emphasizes analysis and argumentation, with a writing-centric curriculum.

LGCS 10 Introduction to Linguistics: What exactly is language? What do you actually know when you know a language? These questions are at the heart of linguistics, the scientific study of language. Topics covered in this course include: how sounds are produced and how they combine; how words are constructed from their component parts; how sentences are formed and how their meanings are understood; how languages are alike and how they differ; how languages change over time; and how language use reflects aspects of our identity.


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, and direct questions to the Program Coordinator, Marc Los Huertos. Applications received by July 15, 2016, will receive full consideration.


Visiting Lecturer in Art

Fall 2017, Spring 2018

Pomona College, a liberal arts college, invites applications for a lecturer to teach 4 courses in painting in the Art department. The courses will include both entry level and advanced level painting courses, teaching foundational, theoretical, and critical skills. Our students come from a range of backgrounds and interests, and the ideal candidate should be able to connect with our wide ranging student body, adapting their pedagogy to engage with those who are coming to an art class for the first time, while providing challenges for those with more experience.

Responsibilities also include running the painting studio and ordering supplies. An MFA in painting/fine arts and college teaching experience are required.

Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse student body from across the United States and the world.

The Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a rich 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.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, a portfolio URL link of your own and students’ work, samples of course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and names of three references, to: tricia.avant@pomona.edu

Application deadline: June 1