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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/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 Asian Languages and Literatures - 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 2022. 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. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants with training in literature, film, popular culture, art, or linguistics. 

Please upload the following application materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19441: (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, Eileen J. Cheng (eileen.cheng@pomona.edu). Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2021, 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 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, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of approximately 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. 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 Physics and Astronomy

The Pomona College Physics and Astronomy Department invites applications for a tenure-track physics position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022.  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 can 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, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, 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 1670 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 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. The Physics and Astronomy Department at Pomona College provides outstanding facilities and technical support for both teaching and research, including scanning electron microscopy, electron beam lithography, energy dispersive x-ray analysis, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, cryogenics, and materials and device deposition, fabrication, and testing facilities.  The department has a dedicated technical support staff, including a machinist, an electronics technician, and a lab director. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Application materials should include three statements: 1) a teaching statement; 2) a robust 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19448.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions regarding this position and search should be directed to the search committee (physastro_search@pomona.edu).

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Pomona College seeks applications for an open-rank (assistant, associate, or full) Professor of Computer Science, to begin on July 1, 2022.  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 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 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:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19340

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021.  For further information, we can be reached via email at cssearch@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

Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2022.  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.  The salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position.  Please submit a letter of application, CV, a statement about your research, a statement about your interests in teaching at a liberal arts college, a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendations by November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST, to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/19393.

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1650 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 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 6,000 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.

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 and summer student research assistants, and it offers 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; 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

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