Applying for Faculty Positions
Please read this entire section before submitting your application.
Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or Women’s Studies.
A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, a description of your research, and three letters of recommendation. Within their applications, candidates should address how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College.
IMPORTANT: Applications must conform to the requirements outlined below.
Application Attachment Requirements
All application materials MUST be sent via e-mail in PDF format, preferably as one document. If your application is too large to send as one attachment, or you do not have the capability to combine Adobe PDF documents, you may e-mail your application with multiple attachments, provided they are labeled as outlined below. Please note that e-mails containing ZIP files will automatically be rejected by the College’s e-mail server.
Attention Art (Photography) Candidates: Digital images must be submitted in JPEG format. Images should be no larger than 1200 pixels at the greatest dimension.
Attachments MUST be labeled as follows:
• If sending one file:
- last name, first initial_Complete Application
• If sending multiple files:
- last name, first initial_Letter of Application
- last name, first initial_Curriculum Vitae*
- last name, first initial_Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- last name, first initial_Statement of Social Responsibility
- last name, first initial_Statement of Research
- last name, first initial_Course Evaluations
- last name, first initial_Supplemental Materials
- last name, first initial_Letter of Recommendation_1
- last name, first initial_Letter of Recommendation_2
- last name, first initial_Letter of Recommendation_3
Please make sure that your CV contains a valid address, e-mail address, and phone number where you can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters submitted by the applicant: Letters of recommendation submitted by the applicant WILL NOT be accepted.
Letters submitted on behalf of the applicant: Recommendation must be submitted electronically as a PDF file. The file must be labeled as indicated above, and the body of the e-mail must indicate the applicant’s name and the position he/she is applying for. Letters that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.
E-mail Addresses for Open Positions
E-mail addresses for all open positions are listed below. Application materials and inquiries about positions must be directed to the correct e-mail address in order to be considered.
Two-Year Adjunct Visiting Professor in Organizational Studies: OS_Search@Pitzer.edu
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are sorry that we cannot respond to telephone inquiries regarding the status of your application.