The Biology Department at Pomona College is seeking applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Animal Physiology beginning fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach an upper-level Animal Physiology course with lab in the fall semester, an Introductory Cell Biology course with lab in the spring semester, and another course to be determined. The department supports visiting faculty members’ pursuit of independent research, particularly in collaboration with undergraduate students, if so desired. Some funds and ample space for conducting research with students will be provided. Post-doctoral and prior teaching experience is preferred.
Pomona College and the Biology Department support equal access to higher education. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds—utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive, and which promote academic equity.
Pomona College, founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.
Candidates should email to BioSearch@pomona.edu a dossier including: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including descriptions of courses taught, if applicable, 4) a brief statement of research interests, if applicable, 5) an inclusivity statement describing examples of how you plan to mentor a diverse student body, and 6) the names, positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of two recommenders. Please note, at this time the College is unable to sponsor employment visas for temporary positions.
Review of complete applications will begin on May 17, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be referred to Prof. Jonathan Moore, Search Committee Chair, at the email above. Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain a faculty which mirrors the rich diversity and backgrounds seen in our student body, as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students.
Assistant Professor of Biology and Search Chair