Faculty Positions at Pitzer College

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.

Pitzer College Faculty Positions at Academic Jobs Online

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY

Pitzer College, a member of The Claremont Colleges (Claremont, CA), seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology to teach five courses during the 2022-23 academic year.

The expected teaching responsibilities are as follows:

Fall 2022: One section of Introduction to Sociology and two electives of the candidate’s expertise, with a particular preference for courses focusing on Asian American experiences.

Spring 2023: Classical Sociological Theory, Introduction to Sociology

While a Ph.D. in Sociology is preferred, advanced doctoral students (ABD with substantial progress, as well as some teaching experience) are very welcome to express interest in the position.

Classes begin on August 29th, 2022.

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.

To apply, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research to academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21772

Application deadline: July 15, 2022

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu.


JUNIOR SCHOLAR IN 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 for a 2-year position. The Environmental Analysis Field Group at Pitzer College seeks a full-time Junior Scholar in Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum. The expected start date is July 1, 2022. We seek a scholar whose work analyzes the impacts of energy and climate change, particularly 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 seek candidates from diverse fields, such as anthropology, geography, political science, science and technology studies, public administration, or sociology, or with a PhD from an appropriate interdisciplinary program. We encourage scholars whose scholarly and activist interests could be aligned with Africana Studies, Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, and/or gender & sexuality studies.

The successful candidate will contribute five courses per year to our curriculum, including our intro-level core courses as well as upper-division electives, such as energy and sustainability, or climate change.  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 to apply. 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, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and selected evidence of excellence in teaching.

The expected start date is July 1, 2022

The deadline for applications in June 11, 2022

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu.


JUNIOR SCHOLAR IN MEDIA STUDIES

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 Media Studies Field Group seeks a full-time Junior Scholar for a two-year appointment covering the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years in media industry studies. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in global/local, comparative studies of media industries, including film, TV, digital media, gaming, and other platforms. Desirable areas of focus include labor practices and industrial structures in media fields, as well as the influence of race, gender, sexuality, class, and other factors on the historical development of media industries. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year including an introductory course, a media history, a media theory course and additional courses in the area of the candidate’s interest and expertise.

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.

A complete application will include a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a statement of diversity and inclusion, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, 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.

The deadline for applications is June 10, 2022.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu.


VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH

Pitzer College seeks applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in the history of medicine and health, especially those whose research and teaching emphasize racial capitalism, colonialism, and/or indigenous studies.  The geographic and temporal specialization of the candidate’s research is open.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching both advanced and introductory courses, including courses in their geographic area of expertise. 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.  

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, a graduate school transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should also submit a statement in which they address how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.  

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu.


VISITING JUNIOR/ADVANCED SCHOLAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in California, seeks a Visiting Scholar for a two-year appointment in Organizational Studies. A candidate’s degree program should connect to the field of Organizational Studies, and while the Ph. D. is required for appointment to the Advanced Scholar position, candidates near completion of their graduate degree will be considered for the Junior Scholar position. The successful candidate would teach courses in their specialty, and, if possible, offer one or more of the core courses in the Organizational Studies major (i.e., Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Organizational Analysis).

The Pitzer College Organizational Studies program is an interdisciplinary major that draws students from across the Claremont Colleges (Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, and Pitzer). The successful candidate could also contribute to one of the core related field groups that historically have contributed to Organizational Studies (Economics, Psychology, Political Studies, and Sociology), and could also participate in the intercollegiate program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Claremont Colleges. 

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, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.

To apply submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research, and a list of three persons the candidate will ask to provide letters of recommendation to Pitzer by the deadline. Additionally, 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. Due to the high volume of applications, we cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of submitted applications.

Pitzer College — a private, undergraduate, coeducational college of the liberal arts and sciences — is consistently ranked among the best such colleges in the country. Located in Claremont, California, a city about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Pitzer is a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium and benefits from the shared resources of seven institutions.

The deadline for applying is June 2, 2022 or until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu.


VISITING INSTRUCTOR IN ECONOMICS

Pitzer College is seeking to fill a one-year full-time visiting position for academic year 2022-23. The teaching load is five courses per year over two semesters and requires teaching one course in Microeconomic Theory each semester; other courses to depend on instructor experience and fields. Qualified applicants will have an M.A. or Ph.D. and possess a strong commitment to teaching. Preference given to those with experience teaching Microeconomic Theory and/or willingness to teach using written problem sets and exams. Please submit materials including a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching excellence, and a diversity statement. A letter of recommendation is encouraged.

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, is a small liberal arts college with 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.

Review of applications will begin March 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The deadline for applying is April 6, 2022, or until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu.


FULL TIME LECTURER OF MATHEMATICS

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in California, seeks a full time lecturer for a two year position to teach a range of undergraduate Mathematics classes. The Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related field, or significant progress toward such a degree, is required. Candidates in History of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mathematics, or Mathematics Education will be given preference.

The deadline for applying is February 15, 2022, or until the position is filled. Applications received before this date will be given preference. Interviews will be conducted over zoom. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of submitted applications.

The Claremont Colleges (Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, and Pitzer) have a cooperative mathematics program, with more than 50 Ph. D. mathematicians. Our collective organization, the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, sponsors many activities, including a weekly Mathematics Colloquium and several disciplinary seminars.

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.

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of diversity and inclusion, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which should speak to the applicant’s teaching).

The deadline for applying is Februrary 15, 2022, or until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu


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 Spring of 2022.

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 until position is filled.

Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu


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