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. 


VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOMECHANICS
DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY & NUTRITION SCIENCE

Whittier College has an opening for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science beginning August 2016.  The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in biomechanics, research methods and courses that meet the interdisciplinary component of the curriculum. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to supervise senior seminar projects and lead undergraduate research in biomechanics. The minimum qualifications for the position include:  Ph.D. (ABD will be considered) in kinesiology, biomechanics, or a closely-related field from an accredited institution; a strong background in biomechanics; university teaching experience; achievements in scholarly research; and effective communication skills. In addition to the academic requirements, the position requires excellence in teaching and a commitment to the mission of Whittier College.

Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally recognized liberal arts program.  As a liberal arts college, Whittier College is also distinctive by having a strong Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science that is well respected within the College and has the second largest number of majors on campus. The kinesiology and nutrition major has been designed to fit within the context of the liberal arts program and allows for creativity in course content and design.  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. 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of support should be electronically submitted to kbarlow@whittier.edu, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science. The position will remain open until filled.


VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FRENCH

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Whittier College invites applications for a replacement position in French beginning in Fall 2016.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of a multi-year extension. The ideal candidate is an excellent language teacher at the elementary and intermediate levels, with a primary specialization in pre-modern French Literature (open period from Middle Ages to 18th century).  

Minimum qualifications:  Ph.D. in French preferred, but we will also consider M.A. or ABD; native or near-native fluency in French and English; evidence of successful college level teaching especially at the elementary and intermediate French levels.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of course evaluations at the elementary and intermediate levels, copy of official transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation to JIL server or to: Debra Eckloff (deckloff@whittier.edu), Modern Languages and Literatures, Whittier College, 13406 E. Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608.

Application deadline: Position is open until filled, with full consideration given to applications received by April 14.


VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN MATHEMATICS

Whittier College invites applications from interested and qualified candidates for two one-year full-time visiting assistant professor or instructor positions in Mathematics to begin in September 2016.

Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is essential, and expertise in using innovative teaching methods and technologies is highly desirable. The usual visiting teaching load is 24 hours per year. We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching undergraduates in a diverse liberal arts environment.

Applicants for the positions should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics. Candidates with a master's degree with extensive experience teaching at the undergraduate level will be given full consideration for appointment at the rank of visiting instructor. Applicants from all specialties will be considered, but the desire and ability to teach introductory statistics is a necessity. The successful candidate will be eager to teach courses from the full range of lower division mathematics while maintaining contact with his or her own research. The ability to involve undergraduates in research is a plus.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Mathematics Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Whittier College, P.O. Box 634, Whittier, CA 90608. Questions about the search may be directed to mathsearch@whittier.edu.

Whittier College is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


VISITING FACULTY POSITION IN SOCIAL WORK (ONE-YEAR ASSIGNMENT)

The Whittier College Department of Social Work offers a one-year, non-renewable faculty appointment for a social work faculty member. The selected faculty member will teach 24 credits per academic year and provide the program and college with expertise in social work theory and practice in organizational and community settings, policy development, and policy analysis. The faculty member will also participate in the Social Work Program’s contributions to community engagement. The Department of Social Work offers a baccalaureate degree accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  

The selected social work faculty candidate will have completed an MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work or a related field, and a minimum of two years practice experience with macro settings, which include, but are not limited to organizational settings, communities, policy analysis, and development. Candidates with ABD status will be considered. Teaching credits are distributed over fall, January Term, and spring semesters. The faculty member will also participate in professional scholarship and development according to professional interests.

Review of completed applications will begin February 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should email curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching ability, sample syllabi, and transcripts of all graduate work (PDF format preferred) to psheridan@whittier.edu. Applicants should also direct at least three confidential reference letters sent by references to the same email address.

Whittier College is an independent, four-year college distinguished by its small size, nationally-recognized liberal arts curriculum, strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs, a high-quality faculty, and a diverse student body.  The College, located in scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty and is therefore an AA/EOE employer.


 

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