California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 16, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

 The Sociology Department at Pomona College in Claremont, CA invites applications for a three-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning Fall 2021. The position has a teaching load of five courses per year. Areas of concentration are open, but preference will be given to candidates who can teach Introduction to Sociology, Qualitative Methods, electives that expand the department’s curriculum, and for additional compensation are willing to advise senior theses.  PhD in hand preferred, ABD will be considered. Applicants should have teaching experience.

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 Sociology Department support equal access to higher education. Of the students admitted into the class of 2024, 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.

Please submit a letter of interest describing your teaching philosophy, research interests, and possible elective courses you can offer. In addition, please provide sample syllabi, a writing sample, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, and two letters of reference, plus any additional information that shows evidence of a successful teaching record. Email your application materials by February 1 to Anne Tessier, at  This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship.

As an equal opportunity workplace, Pomona College is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, ability, gender identity or Veteran status.