Pitzer College, Office of the Dean of Faculty

Position ID:Pitzer College-Office of the Dean of Faculty-VICHLS [#18616]
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Chicano and Latino Studies
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Appl Deadline:2021/06/07 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/13, finished 2021/12/11, listed until 2021/06/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Chicana/o Latina/o Transnational Studies Field Group at Pitzer College, in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a full-time, two-year position, at the visiting assistant professor (non-tenure track) level in any of the following: Chicana/o, Latina/o, Central American Studies; Gender, Labor and Latinx Studies; Latina/o Literature and/or visual culture for the 2021-2022 and 2022- 2023 academic years. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year. A Ph.D. in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, Ethnic Studies or another related interdisciplinary discipline is preferred. We also welcome degrees from traditional disciplines in the social sciences, but preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in ethnic studies; ABD will be considered. The teaching load is five courses for the year and could include classes such as “Gender, Race, and Class,” “Latina­­­­ Activism, Work, and Protest” and “Contemporary Issues of Latinas.” The candidate will be hired through Pitzer College, and they will be affiliated with the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies. Evidence of teaching excellence is required. Advising of senior theses is likely. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s core values of social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement, and environmental sustainability. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.


Applicants should submit the following materials online by June 4, 2021:

(1) letter of application, (2) two letters of recommendation, (3) CV, (4) teaching portfolio (including a 500-750 word pedagogical statement and evidence of teaching experience and excellence; submission of sample course descriptions is optional), and (5) 500-750 word diversity statement (e.g., How did you come to the field of Chicana/o Latina/a and/or Central American Studies? What is most urgently at stake in the field?).


Pitzer College is a liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition and commitment to social justice, one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Pitzer College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.


Questions may be directed to facultyjobs@pitzer.edu

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1050 N Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA