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. 


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TENURE-TRACK

We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2017. The ideal candidate would hold a Ph.D. in Accounting by no later than September 2017, or Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in addition to other relevant certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Juris Doctor (JD). In addition to the academic requirements, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate prior business and teaching experience, and to candidates who are able to cover more than one business subject such as Accounting and Business Law. They should also have an active research agenda, and be able to develop and offer elective classes in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach and advise within a small, interdisciplinary Liberal Arts environment with heavy student engagement.

The teaching load is twenty semester credits per academic year. We seek applicants dedicated to interdisciplinary thought and learning, excellence in teaching, and who possess strong research agendas or can demonstrate their future research potential. Willingness to involve undergraduates in research is a positive for a candidate's application.

Please email (PDFs preferred) a letter of application that includes a reference to teaching philosophy and research interests, a curriculum vitae, demonstration of teaching effectiveness (including course evaluation summaries and past syllabus examples), unofficial transcripts of graduate work, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. These recommendation letters should be sent by the references. Applications may be sent to BSADTP2@whittier.edu.

For full consideration, all application materials must be received before January 2, 2017.

Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring.  It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body.  It has over 60% students of color.  Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,650 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer. 


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS (TENURE - TRACK)

We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2017. The position includes teaching one section of Intermediate Macroeconomics, multiple sections of Principles of Macroeconomics, and multiple electives within the candidate's area of expertise. Candidates with a primary teaching and research specialization in Macroeconomics and secondary specialization(s) in the area(s) of International Finance or Health, Education and Welfare are particularly encouraged to apply. The teaching load is 3/3 or equivalent. We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching, who can contribute to the College’s general education program and to interdisciplinary programs, who possess the potential for research productivity, and who are interested in involving undergraduates in their research agenda.

Please submit a cover letter; CV; job market paper; statement of research agenda; summary of teaching evaluations; statement of teaching philosophy; and unofficial graduate transcripts. Additionally, please arrange for the confidential submission of three letters of recommendation.

The deadline for complete applications is November 17, 2016. Please direct inquiries to econsearch@whittier.edu.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (TENURE - TRACK)

Whittier College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Mathematics and Computer Science to begin in September 2017.

Applicants must have a PhD in mathematics and a Master's degree (or the equivalent) in computer science, or vice versa (ABD considered if PhD will be completed by Sept. 2017). The successful candidate will teach courses serving our newly created interdisciplinary Computer Science program, such as Operating Systems, Networking, Computer Architecture and Compilers, Data Structures and Algorithms, Introduction to Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, and Calculus, as well as some mathematics service courses below the calculus level.

Candidates will be judged primarily on their teaching ability and their dedication to close interaction and research with undergraduates. Student advising and committee work are also expected and valued. Strong interest in the small liberal arts college environment is a plus. Interest in teaching interdisciplinary courses such as Freshman Writing or Science and Society is also highly desirable. The successful candidate will participate in establishing the new interdisciplinary Computer Science major, which will be anchored by two departments, Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy, in Whittier College's brand new Science and Learning Center.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of effective teaching, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference sent by the references to mathsearch@whittier.edu, (PDFs preferred) or to

ATTN: Math Search
Department of Mathematics
Whittier College
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016, (for full consideration, complete applications must be in by Dec. 15, 2016). Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY (TENURE - TRACK)

Whittier College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Physics & Electrical/Electronics Engineering within the Department of Physics and Astronomy starting September 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics with a strong background in electronics, or a Ph.D. in Electrical/Electronics Engineering with a strong background in physics (ABD considered). Excellence in teaching as well as active research involving undergraduates is essential. The successful candidate should be able to teach introductory physics courses, modern physics, an electronics course emphasizing circuit design and computer logic, in addition to other upper-level courses. A willingness to teach interdisciplinary courses such as Science and Society or Freshman Writing is also highly desirable. Candidates will be judged primarily on their teaching ability and their dedication to close interaction with undergraduates. Student advising and committee work are also expected. The successful candidate will participate in establishing a new interdisciplinary Computer Science major, and will have an office and laboratory space in the brand new Science and Learning Center.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of effective teaching, a research plan that can involve undergraduates, and unofficial graduate transcripts to physics-search@whittier.edu. Also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent by the references to the same address. PDFs preferred for all materials.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by Dec. 15, 2016. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL WORK (TENURE - TRACK)

Whittier College and the Department of Social Work seek a tenure-track faculty member with expertise in organizational and community theory and practice, policy development, analysis, and application to practice. 

The preferred Social Work faculty candidate will have completed an MSW in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program 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 who have completed an MSW, and either a D.S.W. or a Ph.D. in social work or a related field will be most competitive; candidates who have attained ABD status will also be considered. The faculty member must be an excellent teacher, dedicated advisor to undergraduate students, contribute with service to the College, participate in the program’s ongoing compliance with CSWE accreditation standards, and demonstrate an active professional scholarship.  

The selected faculty member will teach 20 credits per academic year with opportunities for community partnerships that enhance social work education and digital technology as part of academic instruction. Teaching is distributed over fall and spring semesters, in addition to a January Term.  The Department of Social Work offers a baccalaureate degree accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  More than 80% of social work majors represent diverse identities underrepresented in higher education.

For full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 15, 2016.   Applicants should email (PDF preferred) curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching success, sample syllabi, unofficial transcripts of all graduate work, and direct at least three confidential reference letters affirming academic and practice expertise to psheridan@whittier.edu.


 

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