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/Associate Professor Special Education Tenure-Track
Chemical Hygiene Officer & Chemistry Stockroom Technician & Manager
Visiting Assistant Professor (one year) Education & Child Development
Visiting Instructor College Writing Program
Visiting Professor Social Work
 

ANALYTICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMIST
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Two-year position starting 9/2015 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 lab, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry of Water and Air Pollution, Water Quality or Alternative Fuels as well as participation in the College’s liberal education program. The position will be open to be filled as a tenure track position in two years. 

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 10/24/2014. Whittier College is an AA/EO employer.


ASSISTANT/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TENURE-TRACK
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Education and Child Development has a tradition of preparing highly qualified elementary, secondary, and special education teachers.  Offerings include undergraduate studies in child development, and graduate studies in elementary, secondary, and special education, including several credential programs and Master of Arts degree program.

We are seeking a teacher-scholar committed to innovative teacher education in a student-centered liberal arts college.  Because we serve a student body and larger community that is diverse in many ways, we are serious about seeking qualified candidates who have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching and teacher education centered around constructivist and reflective pedagogy, to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and to preparing future teachers to work effectively with diverse students, parents, and communities.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Special Education
  • Academic preparation in Special Education, and in particular programs providing instruction and related services under the Mild/Moderate Authorization.  Experience and preparation with Moderate/Severe desirable.
  • Familiarity with revised California Commission on Teacher Credentialing standards in Special Education, willingness to assist with new programs, and ability to assist in writing documents to be submitted for state accreditation.
  • Credential and successful teaching experience in special education programs in culturally/linguistically diverse public schools.
  • Ability to coordinate special education programs.
  • Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations.
  • Contributions to college committee and liberal arts program (e.g., Freshmen Writing or paired course).
  • Scholarly contributions as per the tenure and promotion process.

Applications
Applications should include a statement of the candidate’s philosophy of teaching, and conception of the well-educated teacher in a culturally/linguistically diverse society, as well as an application letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, a dissertation abstract, and three letters of reference.  Address applications to Dr. Ivannia Soto-Hinman, Department of Education & Child Development, Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia Street, P.O. Box 634, Whittier, CA 90608. Inquiries can be sent to isotohinman@whittier.edu.

A review of files will begin November 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  AA/EO Employer


CHEMICAL HYGIENE OFFICER & CHEMISTRY STOCKROOM TECHNICIAN & MANAGER


Whittier College invites applications for a Chemical Hygiene Officer and Chemistry Stockroom Technician position in our Chemistry Academic Affairs department

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications
Regular: Full-time, 12-month position
Supervision Received: Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chemistry Department Chair

Duties and Responsibilities:
The position is divided into two duties: Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) and Chemistry Stockroom Technician.
 
Chemical Hygiene Officer will be responsible for overseeing the chemical and biological safety for Whittier College and ensuring that the college is in compliance with EPA, Cal OSHA, California Department of Public Health, and other regulatory requirements. The CHO will assist faculty and staff in the science and art departments to safely manage hazardous materials and establish safety procedures to be utilized within studios, laboratories and support areas. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to organizing annual safety training, proper storage, correct labeling, use and handling of hazardous materials and waste; ensuring Material Safety Data Sheets information is available and current in appropriate areas; log accurate inventory of chemicals in research and teaching spaces; monitor and ensure proper labeling and storage of chemicals in research and teaching spaces. Obtain, maintain and retain proper documentation of student-safety contracts; maintain hard-copy MSDS for teaching and research laboratories and art studios; maintain training records, inspections, inventory and accident and spill inspections; annually review, evaluate and modify as necessary the College's Chemical Hygiene Plan and practices.

The Stockroom Technician manages the activities and operations of the Chemistry Stockroom, which includes, but is not limited to, making sure that the teaching labs are ready for the instructor on the day of instruction, supervising student workers, ordering chemicals and supplies, and maintaining a chemical inventory.  

Requirements:
One year of experience as a CHO, in industrial hygiene, Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience. Experience working with OSHA regulations. Must be able to work with, lift, and store 5 or 10 gallon bottles of waste safely. Must be able to work with hazardous materials and waste.
 
Knowledge and Education:  
Knowledge and experience with developing and implementing a chemical hygiene plan to include overall safety, loss control, and environmental performance.  Knowledge of OSHA regulations, laboratory safety, environmental standards, and chemical safety is required.  Knowledge and experience with making chemical solutions and some familiarity with chemical supplies.
 

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to risovitsch@whittier.edu  Attn: Ralph Isovitsch, Search Committee, Whittier College. AA/AOE.


​VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (ONE YEAR)
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Education and Child Development has a tradition of preparing highly qualified elementary, secondary, and special education teachers.  Offerings include undergraduate studies in child development, and graduate studies in elementary, secondary, and special education, including several credential programs and Master of Arts degree program.

We are seeking a teacher-scholar committed to innovative teacher education in a student-centered liberal arts college.  Because we serve a student body and larger community that is diverse in many ways, we are serious about seeking qualified candidates who have a strong, demonstrated commitment to teaching and teacher education centered around constructivist and reflective pedagogy, to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and to preparing future teachers to work effectively with diverse students, parents, and communities.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Education
  • Successful K-12 teaching experience in culturally/linguistically diverse public schools (secondary teaching experience preferred, but others will be considered).
  • Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations.
  • Ability to teach research methods at the graduate level.

Applications
Applications should include a statement of the candidate’s philosophy of teaching, and conception of the well-educated teacher in a culturally/linguistically diverse society, as well as an application letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, a dissertation abstract, and three letters of reference.  Address applications to Dr. Ivannia Soto-Hinman, Department of Education & Child Development, Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia Street, P.O. Box 634, Whittier, CA 90608. Inquiries can be sent to isotohinman@whittier.edu.

A review of files will begin December 5, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. AA/EO Employer


VISITING INSTRUCTOR- COLLEGE WRITING PROGRAM

The College Writing Program at Whittier College invites applications for four (4) full-time, non-continuing instructor positions. Appointment to these positions will be for the fall term 2015 and will carry the rank of Visiting Instructor.

At Whittier College, writing, student engagement with faculty and peers, and learning are very tightly integrated. All first year students at Whittier College enroll, in their first semester, in writing seminars primarily designed to introduce them to the expectations for college writers. These seminars consist of not more than 15 students, emphasize writing as a process, combine elements of Collaborative, Rhetorical, and Critical pedagogies, and are organized around substantive academic topics.

Qualifications for the position include:
1. an M.A. or higher in Composition and Rhetoric, or a similar field; and
2. a minimum of two years successful experience teaching college-level composition.

Applicants with an M.A. or higher in Creative Writing, Literature, Linguistics, or Communication Studies and substantial expertise in current writing pedagogy are also welcome.  Experience with both traditional writing pedagogy and composition across modes and media will be especially desirable. The successful candidate will teach four sections of our First Year Writing Seminar, INTD 100. 

To be assured of consideration, the candidate should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least two recent letters of reference* to:

Charles Eastman, Director of College Writing Programs
Whittier College
13406 East Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
or electronically to: ceastman@whittier.edu  by February 1, 2015. 

*By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references. 

Whittier College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Whittier College, and gender identity and expression.


SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM - VISITING PROFESSOR

The baccalaureate Social Work Program at Whittier College is accepting applications for a Visiting Professor appointment beginning September 2015.  Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares student from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society.  Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier College liberal arts education equips students to be active citizens who demonstrate skills in collaboration, critical thinking, self-reflection and intentional action in the classroom and in structured community partnerships.  Whittier College is ranked in US News and World Report in the top 10 liberal arts colleges with ethnically diverse students, and is designated as both an Hispanic-Serving Institution as well as an Asian-American and Native American Pacific Island Institution.  Total undergraduate enrollment as of fall 2014 is 1665.

 The Social Work Program will become an independent Department in September 2015, and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. We welcome innovation in teaching and learning, in the classroom, in community settings, in technology, and global partnerships.

Position Description
The selected social work faculty candidate will have completed an MSW and Ph.D., 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.  The faculty member will teach 20 credits each academic year, providing expertise in social work macro theory, practice, social policy, as well as introduction to social work and classes.  The faculty member will also participate in academic advising, campus service, and professional growth and development.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to Paula M. Sheridan, Director, Social Work Program, Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA, 90608.  Candidates may also inquire and submit applications by email to psheridan@whittier.edu.  Applications will be reviewed upon submission and will continue until the position is filled.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


 

 

 

 

 

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