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 October 15, 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 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

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 September 09, 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