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The Department of Art & Visual Culture at Whittier College invites applications for the Art 100: Introduction to Art 2D course (4 credits) in Fall 2024.  

Salary: $2,100 per credit
Location: Whittier College (Main Campus) 

The position is for in-person instruction on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-4:20 p.m., with classes beginning August 21, 2024.

Course Description

This course explores a variety of processes for creating two-dimensional images, using materials and techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, simple printmaking, and mixed media. Emphasis will be on understanding how basic visual elements (line, shape, form, space, color, and texture) are used in contemporary art. Color theory will be included. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

MFA and background in graphic design preferred, background in fine art will also be considered. Ability to teach the elements of design and ability to introduce contemporary design practices. 

Application Deadline

T o apply send letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample teaching evaluations and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of references to: Department Faculty Jenny Herrick jherrick@whittier.edu and Danny Jauregui at djauregui@whittier.edu. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Review of dossiers and interviews will begin immediately. The positions will remain open until filled.

The Department of Art & Visual Culture at Whittier College invites applications for the Art 306: Introduction to Web Design course (4 credits) in Spring 2025.

Salary: $2,100 per credit
Location: Whittier College (Main Campus) 

The position is for in-person instruction on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-4:20 p.m., with classes beginning January 15, 2025.

Course Description

This project-based class will serve as an introduction to ‘front-end’ web design. Students will learn how the internet works and what makes a great website tick. After a brief introduction to coding (HTML and CSS) the course will focus on industry-standard web design software. Students will develop fully functional websites that look great on any computer or mobile device. These websites can advertise a student's skills, show off their artwork, or promote an event. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualification

MFA required and a strong background in graphic design are required. 

Application Deadline

To apply send letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample teaching evaluations and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of references to: Department Faculty Jenny Herrick jherrick@whittier.edu and Danny Jauregui at djauregui@whittier.edu. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Review of dossiers and interviews will begin immediately. The positions will remain open until filled

Whittier College is seeking a broadly trained Biologist with a preferred expertise in Marine biology, Evolutionary biology and Anatomy and Physiology to teach as an adjunct during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and a dedication to innovative and effective teaching that prepares a diverse student body for future success.   

Exempt Status: Exempt (bi-weekly)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week
Part-Time status: Part-time
Semester: Fall 2024 / Spring 2025
Salary Range: $2,100/credit 

Reports to: Chair of Department of Biology
Location/Department: Whittier College/Department of Biology

Responsibilities

  • Work with Department Chair and/or designated member of the faculty to understand Whittier College’s teacher education programs and how the course they teach fits within relevant scopes & sequences.
  • Participate in the Faculty-Adjunct Kick-Off
  • Plan and deliver instruction for the designated course (description and course goals below).
  • Monitor student learning, assign and input final grades.

Course Description & Goals

This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the human body from an applied perspective. It is designed for students from BIOL, CHEM, PSYCH, and KNS interested in allied health fields. Medical case studies and group problem solving exercises will be used to explore the major physiological systems. The laboratory will utilize hands on techniques to explore the normal and disease physiology of the major systems studies.

Qualifications

Applicants should have at least an MA or be ABD for a Ph.D. and preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Ph.D. or Masters in any one of these fields – Anatomy & Physiology,  Marine Biology, and Evolutionary Biology. 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief teaching statements; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested confidential letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of support should be emailed to department faculty member Hector Valenzuela at hvalenzu@whittier.edu and Administrative Support Carla Palagonia at cpalagon@whittier.edu

 Application Deadline

The positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Whittier College is seeking a broadly trained Biologist with a preferred expertise in Marine biology, Evolutionary biology and Anatomy and Physiology to teach as an adjunct during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and a dedication to innovative and effective teaching that prepares a diverse student body for future success.   

Exempt Status: Exempt (bi-weekly)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week
Part-Time status: Part-time
Semester: Fall 2024 / Spring 2025
Salary Range: $2,100/credit 

Reports to: Chair of Department of Biology
Location/Department: Whittier College/Department of Biology

Responsibilities

  • Work with Department Chair and/or designated member of the faculty to understand Whittier College’s teacher education programs and how the course they teach fits within relevant scopes & sequences.
  • Participate in the Faculty-Adjunct Kick-Off
  • Plan and deliver instruction for the designated course (description and course goals below).
  • Monitor student learning, assign and input final grades.

Course Description & Goals

Marine Biology is a multidisciplinary course that includes physics, chemistry, geography, ecology, and conservation. This course will examine how marine organisms live and survive in their habitats through the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the marine environment.

Qualifications

Applicants should have at least an MA or be ABD for a Ph.D. and preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Ph.D. or Masters in any one of these fields – Anatomy & Physiology, Marine Biology, and Evolutionary Biology. 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief teaching statements; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested confidential letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of support should be emailed to department faculty member Hector Valenzuela at hvalenzu@whittier.edu and Administrative Support Carla Palagonia at cpalagon@whittier.edu

 Application Deadline

The positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. 

Whittier College is seeking a broadly trained Biologist with a preferred expertise in Marine biology, Evolutionary biology and Anatomy and Physiology to teach as an adjunct during the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and a dedication to innovative and effective teaching that prepares a diverse student body for future success.   

Exempt Status: Exempt (bi-weekly)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week
Part-Time status: Part-time
Semester: Fall 2024 / Spring 2025
Salary Range: $2,100/credit 

Reports to: Chair of Department of Biology
Location/Department: Whittier College/Department of Biology

Responsibilities

  • Work with Department Chair and/or designated member of the faculty to understand Whittier College’s teacher education programs and how the course they teach fits within relevant scopes & sequences.
  • Participate in the Faculty-Adjunct Kick-Off
  • Plan and deliver instruction for the designated course (description and course goals below).
  • Monitor student learning, assign and input final grades.

Course Description & Goals

This course is concerned with the processes and patterns of biological evolution, especially in relation to the diversity of organisms and how they change over time. Examination of the mechanisms of micro evolutionary and macro evolutionary change will be emphasized.

Qualifications

Applicants should have at least an MA or be ABD for a Ph.D. and preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Ph.D. or Masters in any one of these fields – Anatomy & Physiology, Marine Biology, and Evolutionary Biology. 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief teaching statements; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested confidential letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of support should be emailed to department faculty member Hector Valenzuela at hvalenzu@whittier.edu and Administrative Support Carla Palagonia at cpalagon@whittier.edu

Application Deadline

The positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. 

Whittier College invites applications for an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Education and Child Development. 

Exempt Status: Exempt (bi-weekly)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week
Part-Time status: Part-time
Semester: Fall 2024
Salary Range: $2,100/credit 

Reports to: Chair of Department of Education
Location/Department: Whittier College/Department of Education & Child Development

Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Department Chair and/or a designated faculty member to understand Whittier College’s teacher education programs and how the course they teach fits within relevant scopes & sequences.
  • Participate in the Faculty-Adjunct Kick-Off
  • Plan and deliver instruction for the designated course (description and course goals below).
  • Monitor student learning, assign and input final grades.

Course Description & Goals

This course is an introduction to designing elementary math and science lessons using inquiry. Three big ideas drive the instruction and activities for this course (based on How People Learn, 2000):

  1. That young learners enter the classroom with prior knowledge of math and science that needs to be addressed during instruction;
  2. Each lesson should be designed around a limited number of learning goals that deepen a learner’s conceptual framework about math and/or science;
  3. In addition to providing opportunities for the teacher to assess student thinking, lessons must provide students opportunities to monitor and reflect upon their own learning.

Additionally, as promoted by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics ([CCSS-M], CDE, 2013) and Next Generation Science Standards ([NGSS], NGSS Lead States, 2013), course activities and discussions will focus on how lessons should provide learners with opportunities to learn how knowledge in math and science is constructed and communicated by practitioners of those fields (i.e. Mathematicians & Scientists). The work completed during this course will help candidates learn to evaluate existing elementary curriculum/resources and be able to modify them when needed.

  1. Candidates will learn how to design inquiry-based math and science lessons that:
    • Provide opportunities for student-driven exploration and learning;
    • Provide opportunities to explore how knowledge is constructed & communicated in math and science;
    • Provide opportunities to make connections between math, science, and other content areas, as well as connections between math, science and students’ communities.
  2. Candidates will learn how to use assessment to monitor student learning during inquiry lessons.
  3. In addition to making connections across the credential program, candidates will have interdisciplinary thinking and planning with specific connections between EDUC 407/507 and EDUC 405/505. Opportunities for these connections are indicated in the course schedule.

Day: Monday’s 5:00-7:50pm (In-Person)
Location: Whittier College Main Campus

This course will start on August 21, 2024, and end on December 17, 2024.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.A., MAT, or MEd. in Education or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years successful elementary school teaching experience in a K-12 public school setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in Education, Human Development or related field.
  • Prior experience teaching in CA teacher credential program.
  • Prior experience in CA public school.
  • Documented background in math and/or science teaching at the elementary school level.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2024 or until position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief teaching statements; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested confidential letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of support should be emailed to lbrennan@whittier.edu. For full consideration, all materials need to be submitted by May 1, 2024. 

The Economics Department at Whittier College seeks to hire 1-2 Adjunct Faculty for Fall 2024.  

Prospective candidates may apply to teach one or two sections of ECON Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits) starting in August 2024.  

Salary Range: $2,100/credit
Reports to: Department Chair
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Academic Affairs

Course Description

ECON 200 Principles of Economics: Macro - The problem of scarcity; theory of national income and employment; policy applications to problems of employment, inflation, and business fluctuations; introduction to money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy. No prerequisite(s). 

Class times

  • Section 01: Lecture Tuesday & Thursday, 1:30- 2:50 p.m. 
  • Section 02: Lecture Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-4:20 p.m.

Office hours

Two in-person office hours each week.

Qualifications 

Instructors with a minimum of ABD status or earned PhD, with specialization in Macroeconomics and teaching (or TA) experience with Introductory Macroeconomics are preferred.

Application Deadline

Review of applications starts immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This is an in-person position based in Whittier, California. If interested, email a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and full course evaluations (either as Instructor or Teaching Assistant) to Dr. Roger White (rwhite1@whittier.edu). 

Whittier College invites applications for an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Education and Child Development. 

Exempt Status: Exempt (bi-weekly)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week
Part-Time status: Part-time
Semester: Fall 2024
Salary Range: $2,100/credit 

Reports to: Chair of Department of Education
Location/Department: Whittier College/Department of Education & Child Development

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Department Chair and/or a designated faculty member to understand Whittier College’s teacher education programs and how the course they teach fits within relevant scopes & sequences.
  • Participate in the Faculty-Adjunct Kick-Off
  • Plan and deliver instruction for the designated course (description and course goals below).
  • Monitor student learning, assign and input final grades.

Course Description & Goals

Education 408/508 is a three-credit course designed to introduce single-subject teacher candidates to curriculum planning and assessment. This course will engage candidates in thinking about the decision-making process surrounding what and how we teach, as well as how we monitor student learning. Topics include California subject matter standards, formative and summative assessment strategies, and curriculum analysis.

(1) Students will be able to analyze curricular materials’ purposes, intended uses, and assumptions about students & learning; (2) Students will understand how to use a variety of assessments during instruction in order to monitor student learning and inform instruction; (3) Students will gain experience collaborating with a variety of educational partners (e.g., peers, faculty, school site personnel).

Day: Wednesday’s 5:00-7:50pm (In-Person)
Location: Whittier College Main Campus

This course will start on August 21, 2024, and end on December 17, 2024.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.A., MAT, or MEd. in Education or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years successful teaching experience in a K-12 public school setting.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in Education, Human Development or related field.
  • Prior Experience teaching in CA teacher credential program
  • Prior middle or high school teaching experience in CA public school.

 

Application Deadline

May 1, 2024 or until position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief teaching statements; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested confidential letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of support should be emailed to lbrennan@whittier.edu. For full consideration, all materials need to be submitted by May 1, 2024.

Whittier College invites applications for an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Education and Child Development. 

Exempt Status: Exempt (bi-weekly)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week
Part-Time status: Part-time
Semester: Summer 2024
Salary Range: $2,100/credit 

Reports to: Chair of Department of Education
Location/Department: Whittier College/Department of Education & Child Development

Responsibilities 

  • Work with Department Chair and/or designated member of the faculty to understand Whittier College’s teacher education programs and how the course they teach fits within relevant scopes & sequences.
  • Participate in the Faculty-Adjunct Kick-Off
  • Plan and deliver instruction for the designated course (description and course goals below).
  • Monitor student learning, assign and input final grades.

Course Description & Goals

Advanced instructional planning and teaching methods for Single Subject candidates in Spanish. Focuses on appropriate subject-matter-specific methods for planning and teaching a comprehensive program that enables students to achieve state-adopted academic content standards. Topics for candidates in all subject areas include supporting English language learners, responding to student diversity, developing a wide repertoire of teaching methods, and effectively using instructional resources including technology. Certificate of Clearance required in order to complete 40 hours of fieldwork (placement provided by Director of Student Teaching). Individuals taking this course must earn at least a B- in order for the course to count towards preliminary credential.

DAY: TBD 5:00-7:50pm (In-Person)
Location: Whittier College Main Campus

This course would start the week of May 13th, 2024, and end by June 20th. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.A., MAT, or MEd. in Education or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years successful Spanish language teaching experience in a K-12 public middle or high school setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in Education, Human Development or related field.
  • Prior experience teaching in CA teacher credential program.
  • Prior experience in CA public middle or high school.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2024 or until position is filled. 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief teaching statements; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested confidential letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of support should be uploaded emailed to lbrennan@whittier.edu. For full consideration, all materials need to be submitted by May 1, 2024.

Whittier College invites applications for an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Education and Child Development. 

Exempt Status: Exempt (bi-weekly)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week
Part-Time status: Part-time
Semester: Spring 2025
Salary Range: $2,100/credit 

Reports to: Chair of Department of Education
Location/Department: Whittier College/Department of Education & Child Development

Responsibilities

  • Work with Department Chair and/or designated member of the faculty to understand Whittier College’s teacher education programs and how the course they teach fits within relevant scopes & sequences.
  • Participate in the Faculty-Adjunct Kick-Off
  • Plan and deliver instruction for the designated course (description and course goals below).
  • Monitor student learning, assign and input final grades.

Course Description & Goals

Education 409/509 is a course in advanced instructional planning and teaching methods for single subject areas in science and mathematics. The focus is on subject-matter-specific methods for planning and teaching a curriculum that 1) enables secondary students to understand the nature of the discipline and the work of mathematicians and scientists; 2) promotes mathematical and scientific literacy; and 3) achieves state academic content standards, namely the CCSS-M and NGSS.

(1) Candidates will learn about the 5E Model of Instruction and its application in math and science education. (2) Candidates will develop a range of curricular materials in their content area reflective of social-justice oriented and reform-based teaching practices. (3) Candidates will gain experience scaffolding inquiry-based learning opportunities to meet the needs of all students, including English language learners, students receiving special education services, and students with other identified needs.

Day: Wednesday’s 5:00-7:50pm (In-Person)
Location: Whittier College Main Campus

This course will start on January 16, 2025,  and end on May 23, 2025.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.A., MAT, or MEd. in Education or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years successful math and/or science teaching experience in a K-12 public middle or high school setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in Education, Human Development or related field.
  • Prior experience teaching in CA teacher credential program.
  • Prior experience in CA public middle or high school.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2024 or until position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; brief teaching statements; curriculum vitae; evidence of effective teaching; and the names and contact information of three individuals from whom you have requested confidential letters of recommendation.  All application materials and letters of support should be uploaded emailed to lbrennan@whittier.edu. For full consideration, all materials need to be submitted by May 1, 2024.

Whittier College invites applications for multiple adjunct professors in French to teach up to two courses each in Spring 2025. 

The courses in need of instructors are Elementary French II, Intermediate French II, Introduction to French Literature I (Middle Ages to 18th-century, taught in French), and a seminar course taught in English on a topic in French literature and/or culture (exact topic open to discussion with instructor).


Salary: $2,100 per credit
Location: Whittier College (Main Campus) 

The position is for in-person instruction with classes beginning January 21, 2025.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or ABD in French (or related field); M.A. considered; native or near-native fluency in French and English; evidence of successful teaching; excellent communication skills. A specialization in any of the periods prior to nineteenth century literature is preferred for the instructor of Introduction to French Literature I.

Application Deadline

Until the positions are filled.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample teaching evaluations and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of references to: Department Chair K. Berthel kberthel@whittier.edu and Professor of French M.M. Chirol mmchirol@whittier.edu. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Review of dossiers and interviews will begin in late summer. 

Whittier College invites applications for a Lecturer of Education and Child Development.

This position will be a full-time position for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

Tenure Status: Non-tenure track
Exempt Status: Exempt
Hours: Exempt
Full-Time/Part-Time status: Full-time
Salary Range: $65,500.00; Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.


Reports to: Department Chair
Location/Department: Whittier College Main Campus; Department of Education and Child Development. Philadelphia House

The Department of Education and Child Development houses the child development major and minor, the education minor, all teaching credential programs, and a graduate program in education. Courses taught within the department are offered during day and night, depending on associated program.

The lecturer would teach four courses (12 credits) during the fall semester and three courses (9 credits) in the spring semester. Additionally, candidates will be asked to advise students and assist the faculty with state accreditation (for credentialing programs). This position would be responsible for courses associated with the teacher credential program with topics such as understanding diverse classroom settings and supporting English Learners in academic settings, as well as courses that serve the major in Child Development. 

Qualifications

Ph.D. (or Ed.D.) in hand or close to completion.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal, and the teaching load is seven courses during the year. We prefer applicants who have at least three years of PreK-12 teaching experience in a public or private school setting.

To Apply

To apply, please send: a letter of application; curriculum vita; a statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness; graduate school transcripts; and contact information for three references. Review of materials will begin on May 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit application materials on Interfolio.

Whittier College invites applications for a fixed term Lecturer of Math and Computer Science.

This position will be a full-time, one-year appointment position for the 2024-2025 Academic Year, to begin in August 2024.

Tenure Status: Non-tenure track
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full-Time/Part-Time status: Full-time, one-year appointment (potential for renewal)
Salary Range: $67,500.00; Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge. 

Reports to: Department Chair
Location/Department: Whittier College Main Campus; Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Science & Learning Center building

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Math, Computer Science, or other closely related field (ABDs may be considered). A Master’s degree with significant college-level teaching experience or similar will also be considered. Teaching experience is preferred. Teaching responsibilities include:

  1. Math courses primarily at the calculus level or below, and 
  2. Introductory computer science courses (Introduction to Computer Systems).

 

Candidates with expertise in either Mathematics or Computer Science are welcome to apply. A successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in Math, Computer Science, or other closely related field (ABDs may be considered). A master’s degree with significant college-level teaching experience or similar will also be considered. Teaching experience is preferred. Teaching responsibilities include 1. Math courses primarily at the calculus level or below and 2. introductory computer science courses (Introduction to Computer Systems).

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, a teaching philosophy, contact information for three professional references, and unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Please submit application materials on Interfolio

Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. 

Distinguished by small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and an innovative liberal arts curriculum, it is a nationally recognized model for inclusion and diversity. With over 65% students of color, Whittier is both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,700 undergraduates, ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

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.