Temporary Faculty Positions

Two Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Sciences

Pomona College seeks applications for a two-year visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to begin on July 1, 2024. The teaching load is the equivalent of five semester-long courses a year. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the curriculum. Candidates with a Ph.D. in computer science or related fields or at the later stage of Ph.D. study are welcome to apply. The annual salary for this role is between $80,000 and $88,000 with a competitive benefits package. The specific factors that the College will consider when offering a salary to an individual will include, but not be limited to: field of expertise, professorial rank, education completion, relevant prior experience, and performance in prior roles.

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. 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 should include a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; and at least one letter of reference which evaluates the candidate's teaching. In the cover letter, be sure to discuss teaching philosophy and demonstrated ability to teach a diverse student body. Please submit your application via email at cssearch@pomona.edu.

All employees must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Tenured Track Positions

Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry

Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2025. Candidates with expertise in any area of physical 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 foundational physical chemistry 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 considering candidates from 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 physical 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.
  • Names and contact information for 3 references. At least one reference should specifically be able to address teaching or mentoring.
  • Academic transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions.

Visit the Chemistry Faculty Search page for additional information about the application process. Please upload electronic copies of these documents no later than September 15, 2024 to AcademicJobsOnline (Department of Chemistry). Complete applications received by September 15, 2024 will receive full consideration.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1600 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. 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.