Visiting Assistant Professor of English

ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Pomona College is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges (Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps), liberal arts colleges located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Pomona College and the English Department support equal access to higher education. Of the students matriculated for this academic year, 58.8% self-identify as domestic students of color, 13.6% international, and 20.7% 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.

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POSITION SUMMARY: The English Department at Pomona College in Claremont, CA invites applications for a three-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning Fall 2024. The position has a teaching load of five courses per year. Areas of concentration include all periods of American literature, but preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching Chicanx/Latinx, Indigenous, or Asian-American literature who can teach electives that contribute to the department’s curriculum, and for additional compensation are willing to advise senior theses. PhD in hand preferred. Consideration will be given to advanced candidates.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for this position, please apply on WorkDay by uploading the following as one PDF file (5MB): a CV; a cover letter in which you describe your teaching experience and philosophy, research interests, courses you can offer, and experience teaching, mentoring or advising a diverse student body (Writing the Equity and Inclusion Statement). In addition, please provide a sample syllabus, a writing sample, and graduate school transcripts. Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to Emily Hance-Royse at Completed applications that are submitted by March 15, 2024, will receive full consideration. This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship. You must show proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: Temporary, three-year, Full-time, benefits eligible, exempt position.  The salary range for this role is between $66,500-$73,000. The specific factors that the organization will consider when offering a salary to an individual will include education, training, and prior experience. Pomona College offers a competitive benefits package. This position is ineligible for visa or permanent resident card sponsorship and applicants. We are unable to cover moving costs.

ADA/OSHA: This job description defines the essential job duties of this position.  The College expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

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