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Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in 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. Please apply through Academic Jobs Online 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 December 15, 2016.


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


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.