Calls from the Dean of Faculty

See the Budget and Financial Services page for funding calls and opportunities.

Scholarly & Curricular Activities

RJI Class Speaker Award
(Date for 2024-2025 coming soon)
Previous call: Spring 2024| January 26, 2024

The Racial Justice Initiative is dedicated to fostering productive conversations about race and elevating awareness of racial justice issues across our college curriculum. We are excited to provide students with opportunities to directly engage with authors of assigned readings, while also facilitating connections for faculty with scholars and activists deeply involved in the field of racial justice.

Currently, RJI funds are focused on supporting speakers for the spring semester of 2024. Any faculty member teaching a Pitzer class is eligible, including tenured/tenure-track professors, visiting and adjunct faculty, language lecturers, and administrators who teach. Up to $500 can be requested per class, although funds are limited. To apply for an RJI Class Speaker Award, please submit the following details to [email protected]:

  • Course Title
  • Brief Bio of the Invited Speaker(s)
  • Speaker’s Photo (if available)

Upcoming deadlines:

  • Applications: due January 26, 2024

Call Details
Contact: [email protected]


Faculty in Residence
2024-25 deadline | January 2024 – Closed

Overview

Pitzer’s Faculty-in-Residence Program bridges the academic and residential experiences in a seamless living-learning environment by integrating Pitzer faculty members into the residential experience and the co-curriculum. The goal of the FIR program is to provide both formal and informal resident-faculty interactions
through educational programming, increased student interaction, advising Student Senate, and collaboration
with Residence Life. These interactions provide students the opportunity to approach and relate to faculty
members on a more personal level.

Call Details
See the annual call from the Dean of Faculty for full details and the application process.
Contact: [email protected]


Scholar in Residence
(Date for 2025-2026 to be announced)
Previous call: 2024-25 submission window | February 26, 2024

Application Submission Form

Overview
Up to two faculty members may be chosen to be Scholar(s)-in-Residence (SIR) for a single semester each academic year. During their SIR semester, the faculty member pursue scholarly or artistic activities and offer only a seminar course. The seminar will be open to both students and faculty and will center on the faculty member’s scholarly or artistic work. The aim of the seminar is to engage students in the process of creating knowledge or artistic work and to enable the faculty member to make substantive progress on a scholarly or artistic product by the end of the semester.

Call Details
See the annual call from the Dean of Faculty for full details and the application process.
Contact: [email protected]


Glass Humanities Faculty Coordinator
(Date for 2025-2026 coming soon)
Previous call: 2024-25 submission window | January 2024

Overview
The Stephen and Sandra Glass Humanities Lecture Series was established in 2004 through the generosity of Alumna Nancy Bushnell ’69 and her husband, the late David Bushnell, who passed away in 2005. Ms. Bushnell graduated from Pitzer College in 1969 with a humanities degree, and she served as a Pitzer College trustee from 1987 to 2007.

Emeritus Professor Stephen Glass is a founding faculty member of Pitzer College and former John A. McCarthy Professor of Classics. He and his wife, Dr. Sandra Glass, were vital partners in the creation of Pitzer’s campus and in the mentoring of Pitzer students. Known for their stimulating conversation and as being great thinkers in the humanities, this named lecture series permanently links the immeasurable contributions of Steve and Sandy Glass to the history of Pitzer College.

Eligibility
Any full-time Pitzer faculty member can apply, although preference generally will be given to faculty members on
continuing or tenure-track/tenured appointments. The faculty lead is responsible for securing a speaker and coordinating the logistics for this distinguished lecture, which typically takes place in the spring semester.

Call Details
See the annual call from the Dean of Faculty for full details and the application process.
Contact: [email protected]


Monroe Center for Social Inquiry
(Date for 2025-2026 coming soon)

Overview
The Director will organize a public lecture series and develop and teach an interdisciplinary research seminar focused on a particular theme that links interdisciplinary learning and public inquiry. Preference will be given to proposals that have clear connections to current College programs and initiatives as well as pressing societal issues. The public lecture series (with speakers such as academics, public intellectuals, activists, artists, etc.) could include virtual and on-campus events and should be coordinated with the research seminar. This seminar is subject to usual course approval processes and should offer students opportunities to pursue focused research on a topic connected to the theme and to interact with the series speakers.

MCSI website

Eligibility
All tenured/tenure-track faculty at Pitzer College are eligible to apply; faculty who have not previously served as MCSI Director are especially encouraged to apply. If nominating a colleague, please confirm that they are willing to serve as Director if selected.

Call Details
See the annual call from the Dean of Faculty for full details and the application process.
Contact: [email protected].


Claremont Faculty Leadership Program (CFLP)
(Date for 2025-2026 coming soon)
Previous call: 2024-25 deadline | October 15, 2023

The Claremont Colleges Academic Deans Committee seeks a Faculty Director for the Claremont Faculty Leadership Program (CFLP), a biennial program designed to support faculty who are interested in cultivating skills for effective leadership on campus, in the consortium, and in higher education. More information can be found on the CFLP website.

Upcoming deadlines:

  • Nominations and self-nominations: due September 30, 2023
  • Applications: due October 15, 2023

Call Details
See the annual call for full details and the application process.
Contact: [email protected]


Avery Exchange Program
(Date for 2025-2026 coming soon)
Previous call: 2024-25 submission deadline | October 31, 2023

Overview
Claremont Graduate University administers the Avery Faculty Exchange Program, established in 1987 by a generous endowment by R. Stanton Avery.  The intent of the Avery Exchange Program is to increase “the teaching and scholarly quality and distinction of the faculty throughout the Claremont Colleges.” CGU appoints up to ten Avery Fellows annually—one from each of the undergraduate colleges to teach on load for CGU, and five from CGU to teach at each of one of the colleges. The course taught by CGU faculty may be taught as a graduate-undergraduate course with cross-registration. The course taught by faculty from the 5 colleges must be taught as a graduate-only course.

Call Details
See the annual call from the Dean of Faculty for full details and the application process.
Contact: [email protected]


Marquis Salon Faculty Coordinator
(Date for 2025-2026 coming soon)
Previous call: 2023-24 deadline | October 23, 2023

Nomination Submission Form

Overview
The Marquis Salon (or Seminar) is named in honor of Professor Emeritus of Political Studies Lucian Marquis and provides opportunities for Pitzer faculty to come together to learn about their colleagues’ work in an informal setting. There are generally one – three meetings each semester, and the series is organized by a faculty volunteer with support from the Dean of Faculty’s Office.

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague (with their permission) to serve as the Marquis Salon Faculty Coordinator. Provide the name of the nominee, a brief statement of 500 words or less about your interest in serving in this role and/or ideas that you have for the series, as well as the proposed length of the term. FEC will review all nominations and select the next Faculty Coordinator.

Call Details
See the annual call from the Dean of Faculty for full details and the application process.
Contact: [email protected].


Academic Administration

Faculty Reports: Annual Reports & Sabbatical Reports

Report Submission Form

See Section V. Faculty Personnel Policies and Procedures of the Faculty Handbook for more information about each report.

  • Tenured faculty annual report and CV due August 15
  • Tenure-track faculty annual report and CV due by the end of the 2nd full week of courses
  • Sabbatical reports due by the end of the semester following sabbatical leave