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
Assistant Professor of Nutrition (tenure-track)
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
Visiting Professors of Biology
Visiting Professor of Sociology

ANALYTICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMIST
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

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.


 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION (TENURE-TRACK)
DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY AND NUTRITION SCIENCE

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science at Whittier College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to teach undergraduate and possibly graduate courses in Nutritional Biochemistry, Macronutrients, Vitamins and Minerals, and Nutrition Assessment with Laboratory.

 Required Qualifications:  An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in nutrition, dietetics, or related field at the time of appointment; evidence of effective teaching; and a record of nutrition-related research.

 Application Deadline:  Review of complete applications will begin February 24, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 Contact Person:  Dr. Trish Van Oosbree  562.907.4969

Start date for this position is September 2014. Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and brief research and teaching statements.  Include names, addresses and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation and submit all documents electronically to:  pvanoosbree@whittier.edu

 Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal arts college with a diverse student body of approximately 1600 undergraduates. The campus is situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer. 


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

One-year position (possible renewal), Full Time at Assistant Professor level starting 9/2014 in an ACS-approved department.  Ph.D. in organic chemistry required. Excellence in teaching and commitment to the liberal arts are essential qualifications. Interest in directing undergraduate research is desirable. Teaching responsibilities include the year-long sequence of organic lecture and laboratory, team-teaching our integrated lab, 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: Priscilla Bell, 13406 Philadelphia Street, Department of Chemistry, Whittier College, Whittier, CA 90601. Position open until filled; review starts 4/25/2014. Whittier College is an AA/EOE employer.


VISITING PROFESSORS OF BIOLOGY

The Biology Department at Whittier College is accepting applications for two Visiting Professor appointments in Biology starting September 2014. Candidates must have broad training in biology, and will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence. Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society.  Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.  The Biology Department seeks to provide broad training in the Biological Sciences, preparing students for a variety of careers including within the education, research, health, or business sectors.

Position 1: This one-year, full-time visiting position will be responsible for teaching General Biology, Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology, and an upper-level biology course, preferably in the area of Cell and Molecular Biology.

Position 2: This two-year, full-time visiting position will be responsible for teaching a year-long sequence in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Introductory Organismal Biology, and an upper-level biology course in the organismal or population areas.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to David Bourgaize, Chair, Biology Department, Whittier College, 13406 E. Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608. Inquiries and submissions via email (to dbourgaize@whittier.edu) are encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Whittier College is an equal opportunity employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity, and strongly encourages applications from women and candidates from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.


VISITING PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY

Whittier College: The Department of Sociology seeks a one-year sabbatical replacement for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Successful candidates will have experience teaching classical sociological theory (Marx, Durkheim, Weber) as the instructor of record, and will have the ability to teach social inequality.  Areas of expertise are open but work in environmental sociology, would be welcome.  Candidates that also have experience teaching research methods may be considered for a renewal for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Please email a cover letter, CV, and a sample syllabus for a class in Sociological Theory in a single PDF file to Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez: rovermyer@whittier.edu. Whittier College is an AA/EOE employer.

 

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