Faculty Opportunities

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer. 

Analytical/Environmental Chemist
Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies


Two-year position (pending final approval) starting 9/2014 in an ACS-approved department.  Ph.D. in analytical chemistry with an environmental focus required. Excellence in teaching and commitment to the liberal arts are essential qualifications.  Teaching responsibilities will be half chemistry and half environmental science and will include courses such as Quantitative Analysis, General Chemistry lecture and Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry of Water and Air Pollution, Water Quality or Alternative Fuels as well as participation in the College’s liberal education program.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Send application letter, resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three reference letters to: Ralph Isovitsch, 13406 Philadelphia Street, Department of Chemistry, Whittier College, Whittier, CA 90601. Position open until filled; review starts 4/7/2014. Whittier College is an AA/EO employer.

Department of Theatre and Communication Arts

The Department of Theatre and Communication Arts is housed in the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts, a modern facility that includes two theaters and excellent support facilities. Video production facilities are housed elsewhere on campus. The department offers a major and minor in theatre and a minor in film studies.

Full-time, 10-month, non-tenure-track, renewable position beginning in the Fall 2014. Duties include teaching courses as assigned in film criticism, history, and theory, and in video production.  Serve as adviser to students who minor in film studies. Provide service to the department and the college, which may include faculty committee service. Maintain scholarship (through publication, conference presentations, and/or productions) and other forms of professional development.  The successful applicant must be dedicated to the education of students in the context of a liberal arts college with a very diverse student population.

Required: An M.F.A. or a Ph.D. in Film Studies with demonstrated ability to teach video production, as well as film history and criticism.

Salary is competitive. Position is contingent upon funding.

Application materials must include a cover letter, resume, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three or more academic and/or professional references. Copies of letters of reference are recommended. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. The review of submitted applications will begin on June 16 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, email or mail materials to breed@whittier.edu or:

Professor Brian A. Reed, Chair
Dept. of Theatre and Communication Arts
Whittier College
13406 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90608

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator.