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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: 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 an Adjunct Faculty for in the Philosophy Department.

Exempt Status: Exempt (bi-weekly)
Full-Time/Part-Time status: Part-time
Semester: FALL 2024
Salary Range: $2,100/credit;  

Reports to: Department Chair
Location/Department: Whittier College

Responsibilities 

The teaching load for this position is one course (3 credits). The position entails offering a core course in Philosophy. The adjunct professor will teach the following course in the Fall of 2024:

Philosophy 210-Africana Philosophy

Africana Philosophy covers the philosophies of African peoples and persons of African descent who are indigenous to continental Africa and the many African Diasporas worldwide. This course considers forms of reasons marked by colonialism and racism, and diasporic consciousness from the Global South concerning liberation, the meaning of being human, and human relationships beyond colonial paradigms.

Position Specifications and Requirements

Minimum Qualifications  

Masters Degree Required; Phd or PhD in progress preferred

To Apply

Send CV, letter of interest, and names of two references to Olivia Solis at osolis@whittier.edu. 

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 fixed-term Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry from August 2024 to May 2025. 

The Lecturer will teach two sections of general chemistry lecture and laboratory per semester, as well as a lecture course in physical chemistry in the fall. This 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
Salary Range: $66,560.00; Salary will be commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

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

Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Chemistry or closely related science and effective communication skills. 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a one-page teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Please submit application materials on Interfolio. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the application deadline of August 14, 2024. 

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.