Faculty Positions at Pitzer

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. 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.

Current Faculty Positions Open for Pitzer College

 

 

TENURE-TRACK APPOINTMENT IN CRITICAL GLOBAL STUDIES
Pitzer College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Indigenous Cultural Resurgence in the interdisciplinary department of Critical Global Studies beginning Fall, 2022. Indigenous land-based knowledge systems and revitalization movements respond to the catastrophic consequences of colonization, imperialism, and global capitalism. The successful candidate will be able to carry out research, community engagement, and teaching in contemporary local and global self-determination movements of Indigenous communities, such as Native Nations on the land of and in proximity to the Claremont Colleges or other Indigenous Nations globally.

The successful candidate will become a member of Critical Global Studies at Pitzer, an interdisciplinary field group, and will collaborate with colleagues in other field groups that cross- list courses with CGS. The successful candidate will teach five courses annually, including courses in Indigenous Studies, a community-based social justice practicum, and an interdisciplinary methods course. Strong preference will be given for candidates who have completed a Ph.D., J.D., M.F.A., or other relevant terminal degree by the time of appointment in an interdisciplinary field, such as Native American/American Indian or Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies, Justice Studies, Cultural Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Media Studies, Political Economy, Geography, Social Movements or Rural Studies, Postcolonial or Decolonial Studies, Environmental Studies, Comparative Literature, History of Consciousness, Feminist Studies, Queer and Two-Spirit Studies, Critical Legal Studies, Public Health, or Urban Studies.

Candidates with experience working in local Indigenous communities and interdisciplinary settings are also preferred.

Critical Global Studies has a strong commitment to social justice that addresses power inequalities. The successful candidate will have evidence of promise in place-based relation- building and interdisciplinary scholarship, a strong track record of Indigenous community engagement, and demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching. Reference letters from persons familiar with the research and teaching experience of the candidate are required, as well as at least one reference letter from a person familiar with the candidate’s participation in Indigenous community efforts at cultural resurgence and self-determination.

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 the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.

To apply, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching   and research, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research, and three letters of recommendation. Additionally, candidates should include a separate statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contribute to the understanding of diversity at the College level.

The deadline for applying is September 24, 2021 or until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu

To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19044.

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VISITING JUNIOR SCHOLAR OF PSYCHOLOGY
As part of a recently launched Visiting Junior Scholars Program, Pitzer College aims to hire outstanding teaching faculty of special promise or distinction at an early career stage.  The Psychology Field Group seeks a full-time Junior Scholar for a two-year appointment covering the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year including Introduction to Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Research Methods, and courses in the area of the candidate’s interest and expertise suitable for first-year students. Candidates with interdisciplinary perspectives and a strong theoretical foundation in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, class, LGBTQIA+, intersectionality) are particularly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Psychology is preferred. Evidence of teaching experience and teaching excellence is required.  Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups.  In addition, preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrable commitment to the College’s core values of social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement, and environmental sustainability.

 

Priority will be given to applications received by July 19, 2021, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. A complete application will include a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a statement of diversity and inclusion, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references. 

In faculty searches, Pitzer favors 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 relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement. If hired, collaborations with the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, the Institute for Global-Local Action and Study, or the CASA Pitzer program are also possible.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu

To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18809.

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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
The Visiting Junior Scholars Program at Pitzer College seeks to recruit a scholar of special promise or distinction at an early career stage. The Environmental Analysis Field Group at Pitzer College seeks a full-time Junior Scholar in Environmental Justice and Energy and Climate Change Policy to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum). In particular, we seek candidates whose work on environmental justice analyzes the impacts of energy and climate policy among communities of color in the United States. We are interested in candidates who bring empirical, ethnographic, applied, and/or mixed methods approaches to the analysis of environmental racism, energy, climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental regulation, urban and regional planning, resource management, food and agriculture, urbanization, water, and/or land use. We are interested in candidates whose research and teaching will focus on the analysis of and solutions to climate-exacerbated racial disparities and the intersections between climate and air quality issues in disadvantaged communities. Familiarity with social movements and a strong justice orientation is desired. We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on social or racial disparities, with preference for candidates whose teaching topics and applied experience relate to diverse ethnic and minority communities.  This is a two-year, non-tenure-track position starting the fall of 2021.

Successful candidates will contribute five courses per year to our curriculum, including our intro-level core course, a course on environmental justice, as well as upper-division electives, such as energy and sustainability policy, or climate change policy.  We seek candidates from diverse fields, such as economics, geography, political science, science and technology studies, public administration, or sociology, or with a PhD from an appropriate interdisciplinary program. Pitzer’s Environmental Analysis program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental problem-solving. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and applied research that is sensitive to rapidly changing social, political, and environmental contexts. Participants in the Visiting Junior Scholars Program will give at least one public talk during their time at the College.

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 relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement. If hired, collaborations with the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, the Institute for Global-Local Action and Study, or the CASA Pitzer program are also possible. Candidates with an interest in doing community-based research and developing civic/service-learning courses are highly desirable.

A complete application will include a cover letter describing research and teaching interest, a statement of diversity and inclusion, as well as a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Priority will be given to applications received by July 30, 2021.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu

To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18809.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology with a scholarly focus and teaching responsibilities to include Sociology of Education and Qualitative Methods. We are particularly interested in candidates working with issues pertaining to the Chicanx/Latinx community.  Additional preferences include Urban Sociology or Organizations, Occupations and Work. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research and is expected to regularly teach a writing intensive seminar for first-year students.  A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.   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 the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

(1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (5) description of research, (6) three letters of recommendation, and (7) candidates should include a separate statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College.

Electronic documents are required in the following formats: MS Word or PDF. Applicants may but are not required to submit duplicate hard copies to: Dean of Faculty, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA, 91711.   The deadline for applying is August 30, 2020.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu

To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18778. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 30, 2021.

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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COMPARATIVE ETHNIC STUDIES ACADEMIC YEARS 2021-2023
Pitzer College invites applications for a full-time, two-year position, at the visiting assistant professor (non-tenure track) level in Comparative Ethnic Studies for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including introductory courses in Comparative Ethnic Studies and courses in the area of the candidate’s interest and expertise. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in issues of race and historical processes of racialization, intersectionality, women of color feminisms, comparative Afro-Indigeneity, Afro-Latinx, and/or Afro-Asian frameworks, and racial capitalism are particularly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or a related discipline preferred; ABD will be considered. Evidence of teaching experience and teaching excellence required. Advising of senior theses is likely. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s core values of social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement, and environmental sustainability.

Applicants should submit the following materials online by June 4, 2021:
(1) letter of application, (2) two letters of recommendation, (3) CV, (4) teaching portfolio (including a 500-750 word pedagogical statement and evidence of teaching experience and excellence; submission of sample course descriptions is optional), and (5) 500-750 word diversity statement (e.g., How did you come to the field of Ethnic Studies? What is most urgently at stake in the field?).

Pitzer College is a liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition and commitment to social justice, one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Pitzer College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu

To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18612. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by June 4, 2021.

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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CHICANA/O LATINA/O STUDIES ACADEMIC YEARS 2021-2023
The Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies Field Group at Pitzer College, in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a full-time, two-year position, at the visiting assistant professor (non-tenure track) level in any of the following: Chicana/o, Latina/o, Central American Studies; Gender, Labor and Latinx Studies; Latina/o Literature and/or visual culture for the 2021-2022 and 2022- 2023 academic years. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year. A Ph.D. in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, Ethnic Studies or another related interdisciplinary discipline is preferred. We also welcome degrees from traditional disciplines in the social sciences, but preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in ethnic studies; ABD will be considered. The teaching load is five courses for the year and could include classes such as “Gender, Race, and Class,” “Latina­­­­ Activism, Work, and Protest” and “Contemporary Issues of Latinas.” The candidate will be hired through Pitzer College, and they will be affiliated with the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies. Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Advising of senior theses is likely. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s core values of social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement, and environmental sustainability. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

 Applicants should submit the following materials online by June 4, 2021:
(1) letter of application, (2) two letters of recommendation, (3) CV, (4) teaching portfolio
(including a 500-750 word pedagogical statement and evidence of teaching experience and
excellence; submission of sample course descriptions is optional), and (5) 500-750 word
diversity statement (e.g., How did you come to the field of Chicana/o Latina/a and/or Central American Studies? What is most urgently at stake in the field?).

 

Pitzer College is a liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition and commitment to
social justice, one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles
east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide
equal educational and employment opportunities, Pitzer College actively encourages applications
from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu

To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18616. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by June 4, 2021.

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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LITERATURE
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021
Pitzer College invites applications for a one-year appointment for Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature beginning Fall 2021. Candidate will teach 5 classes, with at least 2 classes in American literature and 2 classes in Postcolonial Anglophone literature or Comparative Literature. Multicultural approaches are highly desired. A Ph.D. in English or Comparative Literature or by time of appointment is preferred but we will consider ABD candidates. Recent doctoral graduates preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and teaching.

 

Materials to be included with the application:

  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Names and contact information for two references
  3. Cover letter explaining their teaching and research interests
  4. Detailed 1-2 paragraph descriptions of 5 courses that they plan to offer at Pitzer in 2020-21. The courses should be a mixture of introductory and advanced courses in the following areas:
    • two American literature courses with a multicultural approach and
    • two courses in Postcolonial Anglophone literature or Comparative literature
    • one course in American literature, Postcolonial Anglophone literature, Comparative literature, literature in translation, or a similar area.
  1. Representative recent teaching evaluations
  2. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  3. A Diversity Statement

 

Pitzer College is a liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition and commitment to
social justice, one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles
east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide
equal educational and employment opportunities, Pitzer College actively encourages applications
from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

 

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu

 

To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18670. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by June 21, 2021.

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Faculty recruitment is managed through the Office of the Dean of Faculty. If you have any questions about open faculty positions, please contact FacultyJobs@Pitzer.edu