Continuing Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Biology

Pomona College is searching for an Animal Physiologist to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023. Applicants should have a doctorate in biology or a closely related field. Additional qualifications include previous teaching experience with a strong interest in teaching undergraduates, a desire to mentor underrepresented populations, postdoctoral experience, and potential to develop a research program that involves undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will offer an upper-level course in Animal Physiology with a laboratory in fall and in spring will participate in teaching either Introductory Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or Introductory Cell Biology or both courses in alternate spring semesters. Additional courses may include advanced classes in the candidate's area of expertise.

Pomona College and the Biology Department support equal access to higher education. Just under forty-nine percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2025) self-identify as domestic students of color, 15% international and 13% are first generation college students. We are seeking candidates who have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds—utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive, and which promote academic equity.

Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Pomona College has access to a broad range of natural habitats including California sage scrub, deserts, mountains, coastal habitats, and urban environments. Teaching and research facilities include the Bernard Field Station, an 85-acre preserve within walking distance of the college and state of the art laboratory facilities. Pomona College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching.

Pomona College welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population. Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, including descriptions of courses taught, (5) a statement addressing personal commitment to and experience in mentoring a diverse student body, (6) graduate school transcripts, and (7) the names, positions, phone numbers and email addresses of two recommenders. These documents should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions should be referred to Prof. Nina Karnovsky, Dept. Chair, at email: nina.karnovsky@pomona.edu. Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain a faculty which mirrors the rich diversity and backgrounds seen in our student body, as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MATERIALS CHEMISTRY

Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2023. Candidates with expertise in any area of materials chemistry (broadly defined) are encouraged to apply.

The teaching commitment is four courses per year over two semesters of instruction. The successful candidate will teach a course in their area of specialty, as well as other courses related to the department’s core curriculum. Successful candidates will have demonstrated commitments to teaching undergraduates and will be expected to develop a strong independent research program that includes all levels of undergraduate research activities. Both a Ph.D. as well as postdoctoral or equivalent relevant postgraduate research experience are required.

The Department of Chemistry recognizes the persistent barriers to access for women and peoples historically excluded in our field based on ethnicity or race. We seek to disrupt this cycle by recruiting candidates of traditionally marginalized identities and, when hired, providing each with the resources to flourish. Pomona College is committed to increasing excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, all applicants will be reviewed in an equitable manner.

Application materials should include:

A cover letter that addresses your interest in the liberal arts, small residential colleges, and Pomona College in particular, and how you envision your research and teaching interests can contribute to the department and College. A current curriculum vitae. A statement about your intended research program, including which area of materials chemistry your program would engage and how you would involve undergraduates in research (typically 2-3 pages). A statement about your teaching philosophy: describe principles, practices, or experiences that inform the way you foster an inclusive classroom where all students are encouraged to participate (typically 1-2 pages). A statement explaining how you would mentor a diverse student body. Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should specifically address teaching or mentoring. Academic transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions. Please submit your application at AcademicJobsOnline.

Visit Chemistry Department Faculty Search for additional information about the application process.

Complete applications received by September 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1700 students, all undergraduates, and a student/faculty ratio of eight to one. Recognized as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, Pomona offers instruction in all major fields of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and is strongly committed to the value of a residential educational community. Pomona is the founding member of the Claremont colleges, a unique collection of five small undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions located in beautiful 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 have access to a shared library system containing over 2 million volumes. Pomona students thus enjoy the advantages of personalized instruction and close faculty-student interaction in a small liberal arts college setting, combined with the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities.

Assistant Professor of Chinese

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (ALL) at Pomona College, which consists of a Chinese and Japanese Program, invites applications for a tenure-track position in either modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture or Chinese linguistics to begin July 2023. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load, including three language courses and a course taught in English in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Please upload the following application materials to AcademicJobsOnline.

(a) letter of application describing research and teaching interests, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate transcript(s), (d) three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship including your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, (e) teaching evaluations, and (f) three letters of recommendation. Please address queries other than applications to the search committee chair, Feng Xiao (feng.xiao@pomona.edu). Priority will be given to applications received by October 2, 2022 (PST), at which time review of applicant files will begin; applications may be accepted until the position is filled.

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1700 students, all undergraduates. We seek to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty and are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We value candidates who have experience working with students from varying backgrounds and who are able to demonstrate a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Pomona College, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of approximately 9,000 students. As a result, Pomona students enjoy both the personalized instruction and close faculty-student interactions afforded by a small liberal arts college as well as the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. In collaboration with the Claremont Colleges Consortium, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for faculty including the opportunity for entering assistant professors to apply for a fully funded leave in their fourth year at the College.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for two Open-Rank (assistant, associate, or full) Professor of Computer Science positions, to begin on July 1, 2023. All subfields of computer science will be considered. Candidates should have a broad background in computer science, be excellent teachers, have an active research program, and be excited about directing undergraduate research. The teaching load is two courses a semester for the two semesters a year. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the curriculum. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by the start date.

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1750 students, all undergraduates. We seek to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty and are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We value candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who are able to demonstrate a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students through their teaching, scholarship, or service.

Pomona College, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and Claremont Graduate University. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 9,000 students. As a result, Pomona students enjoy both the personalized instruction and close faculty-student interactions afforded by a small liberal arts college as well as the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. Pomona's Computer Science department has 8 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and there are over 25 CS faculty across the Claremont colleges. In collaboration with the Claremont College Consortium, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for junior faculty including the opportunity for entering faculty members to apply for a fully funded leave in their fourth year at the College.

A complete application includes a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; three brief statements - one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship and one addressing ability to mentor a diverse student body; and three or more letters of reference, at least one of which evaluates the candidate's teaching. Please upload electronic copies of all materials to AcademicJobsOnline.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, we can be reached via email at cssearch@pomona.edu.

Assistant Professor of Dance

The Pomona College Dance Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant 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, Anatomy and Kinesiology, Improvisation, or other area of related interest. The position requires an MFA degree, experience teaching in a college/university, a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student population, and a solid record of performance and/or choreographic achievement on the national/international level. 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 College Dance Department in the liberal arts curriculum throughout the Claremont Colleges. Our students come from a range of backgrounds and interests, and we value a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. The preferred candidate should demonstrate the desire to connect with our wide-ranging student body—adapting their pedagogy to engage with those who are coming to a dance class for the first time, while providing challenges for students with more experience. The position also includes advising of undergraduate research and senior projects.

Pomona College, a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1750 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 Department, which enrolls approximately four hundred students per year, offers both a major (Performance or Movement Studies) and minor. Pomona College is a committed Equal Opportunity employer.

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.

Candidates may be invited to send a video sample at a later date. Please upload complete dossier to AcademicJobsOnline. Letter of interest should be addressed to John Pennington, Dance Department Chair, Pomona College, Pendleton Dance Center, 210 East 2nd Street, Claremont, CA 91711-6347. John.Pennington@pomona.edu

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 30th, 2022. This appointment begins July 1, 2023.

Assistant Professor of Physics

The Pomona College Physics and Astronomy Department invites applications for a tenure-track physics position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023. We seek a physicist with a strong commitment to inclusive undergraduate teaching, mentoring a diverse student body, and developing a vigorous, externally funded research program. We welcome applicants with broad intellectual interests from a wide range of physics subdisciplines, with a preference for experimental physics, who will develop a vibrant research program that meaningfully engages students and teach broadly across the physics curriculum.

Our department has a strong commitment to inclusive pedagogy and to broadening access to physics and astronomy, including active participation in the American Physical Society’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance and the development of innovative, anti-racist teaching methods rooted in equitable pedagogy. Consistent with these ideals, we seek a colleague who will actively engage with us in shared leadership to advance equity in physics, and we are especially interested in candidates from historically marginalized populations and individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations.

Pomona College, in Claremont, California, is a highly selective private undergraduate liberal arts college and the founding member of the Claremont Colleges Consortium. The college has approximately 1750 undergraduates and 200 faculty members, with a long history of strong academic programs and vigorous student-faculty research. In addition to opportunities for collaboration across the Claremont Colleges and nearby research universities, Pomona provides outstanding facilities and technical support for both teaching and research in Estella Labs, which opened in 2016. These include a scanning electron microscope, a high-performance computing cluster, electron beam lithography, energy dispersive x-ray analysis facilities, a thermal evaporator, a chemical prep room, and modern CNC fabrication facilities. The department has a dedicated technical support staff, including a machinist, an electronics technician, and a lab technician. The College also boasts a robust summer research program with ample funding opportunities for students.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics, or a closely related field and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Application materials should include three statements: 1) a teaching statement; 2) a research plan; and 3) a statement describing a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body and advance the cause of equity in our field. In addition, the application should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted electronically at AcademicJobsOnline.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position and search should be directed to the search committee (physastro_search@pomona.edu).

Temporary Faculty Positions

Fred and Dorothy Chau Postdoctoral Fellowship

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2023. This fellowship is open to scholars in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences whose research engages race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, or transnational studies. This postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses per year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public presentation each year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position. Please submit a letter of application, CV, short description of dissertation, a statement about your interests in teaching at a liberal arts college, a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (12-20 pp.) by November 14, 2022 to AcademicJobsOnline.

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1700 students, all undergraduates. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. We seek to attract postdoctoral fellows who have experience working with students from varied backgrounds and who are able to demonstrate a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Pomona College, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, Keck Graduate Institute and Claremont Graduate University. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 9,000 students. As a result, Pomona students enjoy both the personalized instruction and close faculty-student interactions afforded by a small liberal arts college as well as the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. In collaboration with the Claremont Colleges Consortium, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for junior faculty/postdoctoral fellows.

One-Year Visiting Instructor of Gender and Women's Studies

The Program in Gender and Women's Studies at Pomona College, a highly selective residential liberal arts college, seeks a visiting instructor to teach Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies (GWS26) for the fall of 2022 and the spring of 2023. PhD in hand for gender and sexuality studies or related field preferred, as is experience with teaching feminist studies classes. Salary dependent upon completion of degree. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College's goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, samples of course syllabi for Introduction to GWS, teaching evaluations, and names of three references, to: Cynthia.Madrigal@pomona.edu

One-Year Visiting Professor of Psychological Science

The Psychological Science Department at Pomona College is seeking a one-year visiting position in any subfield where expertise in quantitative statistics is required. A preference will be given to scholars with expertise in the following subdisciplines of psychological science: Development, Cognitive and Cultural Psychological Science. However, scholars in other subdisciplines will certainly also be considered.

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The teaching course load includes 1 course in introductory statistics, 3 courses in either the subdiscipline of the candidate or in introductory psychological science, and senior thesis advising.

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 CV, Teaching Statement and Diversity statement to: Nicole Y. Weekes, Ph.D. at nweekes@pomona.edu. Applications will be accepted as early as June 12, 2022, and considered until the position is filled.

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a full-time or part time one-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022. 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 for a total to five courses over two semesters for the full time position or a per-course basis for part time positions. 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 immediately and applications will be considered until July 1. 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.

This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship.

Thank you,
Dwight Whitaker
Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy