Continuing Faculty Positions

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Open rank position in the Department of English

The Department of English at Pomona College seeks a distinguished poet for appointment as the Henry G. Lee ‘37 Professor of English. Responsibility to teach creative writing and literature courses of one’s own choosing; 2/1 teaching load; open rank.

Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, attracting a diverse, national student body. To be assured full consideration, please send 1) a CV or résumé, 2) a letter of interest, 3) two brief statements—one addressing teaching philosophy and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and 4) a book of poems (physical book or PDF). These documents should be uploaded to academicjobsonline.com; books can be mailed to Kevin Dettmar, Chair, Department of English, Pomona College, 140 W. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA  91711, USA. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. The Department of English supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse working and learning environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

 


 

Temporary Faculty Positions

Visiting Faculty Position in Linguistics, Pomona College

The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a one-year position in Linguistics at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2018. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and those with significant teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position has a five-course teaching load over two semesters, which will include Phonology and Introduction to Linguistics. Ability to teach Syntax is considered a plus. Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, graduate transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable), recent teaching evaluations, and names and contact information of three references via email to: mary.paster@pomona.edu.

See www.lcs.pomona.edu for more information about our department. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin on June 12. This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values a 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.

Visiting Faculty Position in Physics & Astronomy, Pomona College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a one-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and those with significant teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position will involve both classroom and laboratory instruction in a total of five courses over two semesters.  While research is not part of the job description, the department is enthusiastic to hear from candidates who are research active. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references via email to: natalie.hughes@pomona.edu.

See www.physics.pomona.edu for more information about our department. Review of completed applications will begin in April 2018. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will experience working with Pomona College students from diverse backgrounds in a department with a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

1- Year Visiting Faculty Position in Biology

The Biology Department and the Molecular Biology Program at Pomona College are looking to fill a full-time one-year visiting assistant professor position in Biology, starting July 1, 2018.  This position will involve teaching an upper level course for life science majors in an area of Developmental Biology with Laboratory, an upper division course with laboratory in Molecular Biology and a seminar style upper division course during the year. The teaching load is five courses per year; a course with lab counts as two. The department supports visiting faculty members’ pursuit of independent research, particularly in collaboration with undergraduate students. In addition, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. Post-doctoral experience and/or prior teaching experience is preferred.

Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Candidates should email to aroc@pomona.edu, a dossier including: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including descriptions of courses taught, 4) a statement of research interests, 5) a graduate-school transcript, and 6) a statement addressing personal commitment to mentoring a diverse student body. Additionally, applicants should arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent directly to the email above. Questions should be referred to Dr Andre Cavalcanti (Chair), Department of Biology, email: aroc@pomona.edu. Review of complete applications will begin on May 7, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship.

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 December 8, 2017, will receive full consideration.