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 in Gender and Women’s Studies

Gender and Women’s Studies at Pomona College seeks applications for two positions: a tenure-track Assistant Professor as well as a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2023. Gender and Women’s Studies is a vital and growing program philosophically, politically, and pedagogically centered on intersectional, woman of color, transnational and queer of color history, culture, and theory. We seek a colleague whose research focuses on black and/or indigenous queer-trans and/or feminist theory, whose methodologies emerge from the intersection of these fields with interdisciplinary or disciplinary work primarily in the social sciences, with consideration given to the humanities. Some areas of interest include but are not limited to: critical ethnography, geography, disability studies, movement histories, activism, media studies, performance studies, and racial capitalism. Transnational and/or hemispheric approaches are welcome, across any geographic spectrum.

The teaching load at Pomona College is two courses per semester. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and are eligible for generous teaching and research grants. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. Complete application includes: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate transcripts, (d) three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship and future research directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and (e) three letters of recommendation. Please apply through Academic Jobs Online. Candidates should indicate in their cover letter if they would also like to be considered for the Visiting Assistant Professor position, which requires teaching an additional course in either semester. Review of applications begins October 1, 2022.

Pomona College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1750 students, all undergraduates, and a student-faculty ratio of eight to one. The College and its Program in Gender and Women’s Studies support equal access to higher education and value working in 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.

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).

Assistant Professor of Psychology

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Psychological Science beginning Fall 2023. The position is at the assistant professor rank. We seek candidates who show commitment to excellence in teaching and an active research program that involves undergraduate students. While the specific area of specialization within developmental psychology is open, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on early development from infancy through pre-adolescence. Furthermore, candidates whose scholarship addresses the social and cultural experiences of children within families, schools, or communities will be highly valued. Finally, we value a range of methodological approaches including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods work.

Teaching load is two courses per semester. It is expected that two of these courses will include developmental psychology and a seminar in the candidate’s specialty area. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute a foundational course (introduction to psychological science and/or statistics) and to supervise senior theses. Applicants are also encouraged to describe the foundational and advanced courses they are prepared to teach in their cover letter and teaching statement. Furthermore, 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 and has a generous sabbatical policy and internal support for faculty research.

Please submit to Academic Jobs Online the following materials: a) cover letter, b) vitae, c) three brief statements addressing: teaching philosophy and experience; scholarship; and demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, d) three representative reprints or pre-prints, and e) three letters of recommendation. In order to receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2022.

Temporary Faculty Positions

Lecturer in Geology

The Pomona College Geology Department seeks applications for a Lecturer to teach one class of intermediate level Earth History with Laboratory (GEOL 125) and one section of Introduction to Environmental Geology (GEOL 020C) for the spring 2023 semester, from January to May 2023. Course descriptions can be found on the Geology Department website.

We seek a colleague with experience teaching undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and intellectual interests, with a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. The Department prides itself on an engaging, hands-on classroom, lab, and field experience for students at all levels. Candidates should ideally have a background in Sedimentology or Paleontology and ideally will have previous teaching experience. Qualified candidates should be ABD or have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application. Candidates possessing a Masters degree and extensive teaching experience may be considered.

A complete application includes: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate transcripts, (d) and names and contact information for at least two references. Candidates are also encouraged to submit examples of course syllabi and recent course evaluation excerpts or summaries. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply directly to the Geology Department at GeoFacSearch@pomona.edu.

Pomona College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1750 students, all undergraduates, and a student-faculty ratio of eight to one. The College and the Geology Department support equal access to higher education and value working in a richly diverse environment.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

The Pomona College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for multiple three-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions, to begin July 2024 (subsequent years contingent upon performance). Candidates with a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or related fields are welcome to apply. For one of the positions, preference will be given to candidates who can teach statistics.

The teaching load is the equivalent of five semester-long undergraduate courses a year and includes the direction of senior-thesis research projects. We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and research, and who are excited about mentoring and supervising undergraduate research. As part of our drive towards inclusive excellence in the classroom, the department seeks to create a supportive community for all students. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to and success in higher education.

Pomona College is a highly selective residential liberal arts college located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven institutions with over forty active mathematicians. 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. Pomona College is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three or more letters of recommendation (at least one of which evaluates teaching), a description (for the non-specialist) of research plans and accomplishments, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States (this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship). Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled. Please submit your application materials to MathJobs.org.

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.

Lecturer Position in Gender and Women’s Studies

Gender and Women’s Studies at Pomona College seeks applications for a Lecturer to teach one class of Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies for the spring semester, January-May, 2023. Gender and Women’s Studies is a vital and growing program philosophically, politically, and pedagogically centered on intersectional, woman of color, transnational and queer of color history, culture, and theory. We seek a colleague with experience teaching undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and intellectual interests. While candidates will be able to teach according to their research interests and experience, those who can include transnational and/or hemispheric approaches to feminism and whose research focuses on gender, feminist and/or queer theory from interdisciplinary perspectives are welcome to apply. Qualified candidates should be ABD or have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of application.

A complete application includes: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate transcripts, (d) three references, and (3) sample syllabi of classes taught, no more than three. In the cover letter, be sure to discuss teaching philosophy and demonstrated ability to teach diverse student body. Please apply through Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications begins December 1, 2022.

Pomona College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1750 students, all undergraduates, and a student-faculty ratio of eight to one. The College and its Program in Gender and Women’s Studies support equal access to higher education and value working in 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.

Westergaard Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Pomona History Department seeks applications for the Westergaard Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin in July 2023. The Department invites scholars to apply who specialize in Early Modern Europe with a focus on the historical polities of Scandinavia and the Baltic region, including Sweden, Denmark-Norway, and Livonia. Scholars of the region working on maritime history, colonialism, and/or transnational and comparative early modern history are especially encouraged to apply.

Pomona College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1750 students, all undergraduates, and a student-faculty ratio of eight to one. The College and its Department of History support equal access to higher education and value working in 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.

The Fellowship is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. The Westergaard Fellow will teach one course per semester, including a survey of early modern Europe, "Europe and the World, c.1400-c.1800." Funds are available for the fellow to pursue independent research and invite speakers to campus for a lecture series on early modern history.

The Department seeks early career scholars who are completing their dissertations or who have received their PhD within the past five years. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references together with three statements: 1) a statement of current research; 2) a statement about your interests in teaching at a liberal arts college; and 3) a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body. For full consideration, please submit all materials by January 31, 2023 to Angelina Chin, Chair of History Department, Pomona College at angelina.chin@pomona.edu.