Continuing Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Music

The Pomona College Department of Music invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in music history, beginning July 1, 2022, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to applicants having a significant musicological research trajectory and/or performance experience with music prior to 1750; secondary areas of fluency with music after 1750 are desirable.

We seek a scholar-musician who shares and models the department’s philosophy that scholarship and music-making are equally valued parts of a liberal-arts college music curriculum. We further seek a colleague who can employ current insights from musicology to attract non-majors and stimulate a robust interest in music scholarship among Pomona’s remarkably diverse and inquisitive student body.

The four-course annual teaching load will include upper-level seminars in music history as well as introductory courses in music literature. Such courses should reflect an inclusive vision of the field and critically engage with pertinent topics across disciplines in the humanities, arts, natural and physical sciences, and social sciences. Teaching as part of the College’s first-year writing seminar (ID-1) is expected; other course offerings may be requested based on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. The position also includes advising of undergraduate student research and senior projects.

The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. A completed Ph.D. in music history or historical musicology is expected by July 2022.

Pomona College is committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Please upload copies of all materials no later than October 15, 2021 to Job 19474 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement regarding your approach to teaching music in a liberal-arts setting, 4) a statement of plans for research, 5) a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, 6) three letters of recommendation, and 7) graduate transcripts.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2021; all applications received by that date will receive full consideration. Any questions may be directed to Donna M. Di Grazia at DMD04747@pomona.edu.

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 6,500 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 Music department has 8 full-time faculty and more than 30 part-time applied music and ensemble instructors. In collaboration with the Claremont Colleges Consortium, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for junior faculty including the opportunity for entering assistant professors to apply for a fully funded leave in their fourth year at the College.

Assistant Professor of History

The History Department at Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of US history from colonial period to 1860, with a specialization in African American and/or Native American history. The teaching commitment is four courses per year over two semesters of instruction. The successful candidate will teach the first course of the U.S. history survey, as well other courses related to the field and their expertise. A Ph.D. in hand or expected by July 2022 is required. 

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1670 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 6,500 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 History department has 12 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and there are over 30 History faculty across the Claremont colleges.  In collaboration with the Claremont Colleges Consortium, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for junior faculty including the opportunity for entering assistant professors to apply for a fully funded leave in their fourth year at the College.

Interested candidates should submit an application which includes the following: 

1.a letter of application; 

2.curriculum vitae; 

3. higher education transcripts;

4. three brief statements: one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body; and

5. three letters of recommendation.

Please upload all materials to Job 19449 no later than October 31. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline. Any questions may be directed to Char Miller at Char.Miller@pomona.edu

Assistant Professor of Art History - Islamic Art History

The Department of Art History at Pomona College invites applications for an open rank tenure track position in Islamic art history beginning July 1, 2022. The field of specialization is open and includes any area of Islamic art and architectural history from the early Islamic period to the present. The qualified candidate will teach two courses per semester while supervising undergraduate theses and projects. The department seeks scholars who can offer an interconnected, global art history curriculum within a liberal arts environment, with creative interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and programs, such as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Late Antique & Medieval Studies, and Religious Studies.

Dossiers should include: cover letter of application; CV; writing sample; teaching statement; research statement; statement on mentoring a diverse student body; and three letters of reference. Please upload electronic copies of these documents no later than January 1, 2022 to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19323. For further information or questions, contact Professor George L. Gorse, chair, Art History, at ggorse@pomona.edu. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022.

Pomona College is an undergraduate liberal arts institution of 1670 students, and a founding member (in 1887) of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and Claremont Graduate University. Located in the diverse Los Angeles area, it has a joint art history program comprising nine faculty and three art museum directors. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse environment and curriculum. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for traditionally underrepresented students.

Temporary Faculty Positions

One-Year Visiting Professor of Theatre History and Arts

The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance. This is a full-time, 1-year, non-tenure-track, term position. The individual holding the position is expected to teach 5 courses per academic year which would include some form of World Theatre History I and II courses. Depending on areas of expertise, the faculty member may also instruct courses in acting, dramaturgy, and writing for performance. There is also the possibility of a main-stage directing assignment if this is an area of specialty. (Directing of a main-stage production is the equivalent of one regular course assignment). While there is no expectation of ongoing scholarship, or professional work outside the Department, such activities are encouraged as long as the individual clearly understands the full-time nature of the position and the expectation of advising students and participating actively in the life of the Department.

The position requires a Ph.D. and/or M.F.A. degree. Either some experience with college teaching (beyond graduate assistantships) and/or significant professional experience is preferred. The candidate must understand the goals of theatre education within the liberal arts mission of the College and embody these goals in their teaching. We seek an artist-teacher whose pedagogy, creative activity, and professional outlook uplifts diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and has experience working with diverse student populations.

This appointment begins August 1, 2022.

To apply, please send: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; 3 references; and 2 brief statements, one addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and one addressing the candidate’s experiences in working with students from diverse backgrounds and advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance
300 E. Bonita
Claremont, CA 91711
mary.rosier@pomona.edu.

The application deadline is June 1, 2022. Applications may be made in either print or electronic format.

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

One-Year Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing

Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing, 1-year term (2 positions available)

The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for two Visiting Assistant Professors of Theatre and Dance. These are full-time, 1-year, non-tenure-track, term positions. The individuals holding the positions are expected to teach 5 courses per academic year which could include: Basic Acting, Intermediate Acting, Advanced Acting Studio, and Introduction to Directing. Depending on areas of expertise, the faculty member may also instruct courses in: Acting for the Realistic Theatre, Acting for the Classical Theatre, Devised Performance, Acting for Film and Television, Applied Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Voice and Movement for the Actor. There is also the possibility of a main-stage directing assignment. (Directing of a main-stage production is considered the equivalent of one regular course assignment). While there is no expectation of ongoing scholarship, or professional work outside the department, such activities are encouraged as long as the individual clearly understands the full-time nature of the position and the expectation of advising students and participating actively in the life of the department.

An M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in Theatre Arts is required. Teaching experience at the college level and a significant body of professional work outside of academe are greatly preferred. The candidate must understand the goals of theatre education within the liberal arts mission of the College, and embody these goals in their teaching. We seek an artist-teacher whose pedagogy, creative activity, and professional outlook uplift diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and who has experience working with diverse student populations.

This appointment begins July 1, 2022.

To apply, please send: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; 3 references; and 2 brief statements, one addressing teaching philosophy and one addressing experiences in working with students from diverse backgrounds and advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Professor Kevin Dettmar, Chair,
c/o Mary Rosier, Administrative Assistant
Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance
300 E. Bonita Avenue
Claremont, California 91711

mary.rosier@pomona.edu

The application deadline is Friday, April 22, 2022. Applications may be made in either print or electronic format.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1630 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. As an equal opportunity workplace, Pomona College is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, ability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Two-Year Post-MFA Fellowship in Design

The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a 2-year post-MFA Fellowship in Design. The successful candidate will have an MFA in Design with an emphasis in Sound, Lighting and Projections. Some professional design experience is preferred but not required. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values a richly 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.

Responsibilities will include teaching two academic courses per year: Sound Design and Technology, Lighting Design and Technology, and/or Projection and Media Design. Design opportunities will involve executing two or three designs in sound, lighting and/or projections each year. Ongoing mentoring of students is an important component of this design work.

Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body. Students from the five Claremont Colleges actively participate in the Theatre Department. Please submit a dossier, including: (a) letter of application, (b) resume or curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) short statement of teaching philosophy, and (e) three letters of recommendation. These documents should be sent via email to Mary Rosier, Administrative Assistant; mary.rosier@pomona.edu. Complete applications received by April 8, 2022 will receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

One-Year Visiting Professor of Biology

The Biology Department at Pomona College is seeking applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Animal Physiology beginning fall 2022.

The successful candidate will teach an upper-level Animal Physiology course with lab in the fall semester, an Introductory Cell Biology or Ecology course with lab in the spring semester, and another course to be determined. The department can provide support for faculty members’ pursuit of independent research, especially if that research is in collaboration with undergraduate students.

Pomona College and the Biology Department support equal access to higher education. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will 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 highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Candidates should email to BioSearch@pomona.edu a dossier including: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including descriptions of courses taught and a brief statement of research interests, if applicable, and 4) an inclusivity statement describing examples of how you plan to mentor a diverse student body, and 6) the names, positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of two recommenders. Please note that at this time the College is unable to sponsor employment visas for temporary positions.

Review of complete applications will begin on April 11th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be referred to Prof. Jonathan Moore, Search Committee Chair, at the email above. Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain a faculty that 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.

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology

Visiting Assistant Professor in DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: Pomona College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant position in the Department of Psychological Science. Teaching load is two courses per one semester and three courses per the second semester. Courses may include developmental psychology, an advanced seminar in developmental psychology, two courses depending on the candidate’s interests, and possible thesis supervision. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a 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 the following materials: a) cover letter and b) curriculum vitae including names of three references to Professor Richard Lewis, rlewis@pomona.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 7 and continue until the job is filled.

Two-Year Visiting Professor of Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for a two-year visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to begin July 2022. 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.

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 College and its Computer Science Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. At Pomona College, fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

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. Pomona collaborates with its counterparts at adjacent Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna Colleges. Pomona's computer science department has seven full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty and there are twenty-five CS faculty across the Claremont colleges. Pomona College offers support for conference travel.

A complete application should include a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a teaching statement and at least one letter of reference which evaluates the candidate's teaching. Please submit your application via email at cssearch@pomona.edu

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

One-Year Visiting Professor of Painting

The Pomona College Art Department invites applications for a visiting professor to teach five courses during the 2022-2023 academic year.

During each semester, the successful candidate will teach two courses in painting. One of these will be an entry level course; the other an advanced painting course. In line with the learning outcomes of our department, these courses should address the foundational, theoretical, and critical skills associated with the creation of art.

The fifth course can be from the candidate’s area of interest and research and could include performance, installation, multimedia, drawing, art theory or design.

Our students come from a range of backgrounds and interests, and 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 an art class for the first time, while providing challenges for students with more experience.

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

Pomona College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1630 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. It is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international, and 19% are first generation college students. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College's goal of 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 for painting, proposal for the 5th course, teaching evaluations, and names of three references, to: tricia.avant@pomona.edu

Application deadline: March 25

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Temporary positions (one year) in chemistry at the Visiting Assistant Professor level starting July 1, 2022 to teach lecture and laboratory courses in general, organic or biochemistry chemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. Research facilities are available. To apply for this position, send a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and career goals, a statement describing a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to: Professor Charles Taylor (ctaylor@pomona.edu), Department of Chemistry, Pomona College, 645 N. College Ave, Claremont CA 91711-6338. Complete applications received by March 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. Pomona College is committed to increasing excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.