Faculty Opportunities

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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.

The Department of Education and Child Development is accepting applications for an appointment as Adjunct Faculty for Spring 2023.

EDUC 401: Teaching Diverse Learners
Schedule:Monday & Wednesday 8:30am-9:50am
Salary: $1,550 per credit

Course Description & Goals

This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for working with culturally diverse K-12 students, families, and communities. It includes an analysis of alternative viewpoints on current educational goals, practices, and issues, as well as methods for building a just and democratic classroom culture where all students have the opportunity to experience success. Goals Include:

  1. To become more consciously aware of and thoughtful about how your own values and beliefs are rooted in your own cultural experiences and knowledge. 
  2. To understand how your cultural values and beliefs can affect students' learning and achievement. 
  3. To understand more fully how students' cultural backgrounds and home/community experiences influence their school learning and achievement. 
  4. To identify personal commitments and practices necessary for you to provide all students with access to knowledge and promote a just, democratic society. 

Qualifications

  • M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D. or candidates who have achieved ABD status. 
  • Valid teaching credential and successful teaching experience in a culturally/linguistically diverse public school (3-5 years) 
  • Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations (teaching evaluations). 

Applications

Please send your CV to Linda Brennan at lbrennan@whittier.edu. Review process will begin January 1 and continue until position is been filled.

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 distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,750 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer.

The Department of Social Work at Whittier College invites applications for an adjunct faculty position to teach an undergraduate social work course in Spring 2023.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching, providing feedback and grading learning assignments, attending to regular email communication with students, and providing office hours. It is your responsibility to communicate with Social Work faculty and the program director for course concerns, student issues, etc. Course syllabus and access to past Moodle Course sites are available for you to use.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • A master's degree in social work is required for all social work courses
  • Two years post-MSW full-time experience preferred
  • Experience and expertise in research, policy, and social welfare issues

Additional Information

To apply for this position, email a cover letter, CV, and official transcripts to ghong@whittier.edu. In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community. The cover letter should also include your ability to teach research in the context of social welfare and policy. As a part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Whittier College contacting your references.

Application review will begin immediately; position open until filled.

The Biology Department at Whittier College is accepting applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Anatomy & Physiology starting August 2023.

The Biology Department seeks to provide broad training in the biological sciences, preparing students for a variety of careers including education, research, health, and business. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive and culturally responsive undergraduate teaching and development of effective strategies for the educational advancement of all students. Additionally, the applicant will also demonstrate their potential to develop an active research program in the biological sciences and will be expected to advise and mentor students in a manner that supports and addresses their academic and professional advancement. Within their teaching, research, and mentoring programs, candidates should contribute to equitable access and diversity in the biological sciences and within the college through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students from historically marginalized communities.

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. within the Biological Sciences, but candidates who have achieved ABD status within the biological sciences will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with a research background in organismal biology. In addition to teaching Anatomy & Physiology, examples of other courses that could be taught include: Marine Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Vertebrate & Invertebrate courses, Bioinformatics, and/or courses connected to their area of expertise. They will also participate in the Liberal Education program of the College, through the occasional teaching of non-major courses such as a Freshman Writing Seminar, and Biological Topics in Society. 

Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts minority serving 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. 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. Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered and culturally relevant teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. 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. 

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (1-page), and three professional references (contact information) to http://apply.interfolio.com/113648. Please contact Dr. Sylvia Vetrone, svetrone@whittier.edu if you have questions about the position. Review of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Kinesiology Department at Whittier College is accepting applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Kinesiology, specializing in motor learning & control, beginning August 2023.

The Kinesiology Department seeks an outstanding candidate whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and equity.The Department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from marginalized identities.The faculty member will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses on motor learning and control, research methods/statistics, courses that contribute to the liberal arts curriculum, and selected courses in kinesiology at the introductory and advanced levels.The faculty member will also help advise students and engage in service work for the college. Whittier College prides itself on inclusive, hands-on teaching of undergraduates and engagement with students in undergraduate research.The successful applicant will be comfortable supervising senior seminar projects in motor learning and control in addition to developing equitable research opportunities in motor learning and control for a diverse student population.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by August 2023 in Kinesiology with a focus on motor learning and control, or a closely-related field with specialization in motor learning and control. Additionally, successful applicants will be able to show evidence of successful teaching; the potential for a productive research agenda in Kinesiology; and effective communication skills. Experience in mentoring women and minorities in STEM fields is desired.

Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size and its nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts program. As a liberal arts college, Whittier is also distinctive by having a strong Department of Kinesiology that is well respected within the College and has the second largest number of majors on campus. The Kinesiology major has been designed to fit within the context of the liberal arts program and allows for creativity in course content and design supports the learning of a diverse student population. 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 distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for inclusion and diversity.  With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI.

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; evidence of effective teaching (e.g. summary of teaching evaluations); and the names and contact information of your letters of recommendation writers.  Please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the letter writers. All application materials and letters of support are to be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/114969. Review of applications will begin on October 17 and will continue until the position is filled.