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. 

Adjunct in Physical Chemistry

The Whittier College Chemistry department, an ACS-approved program, is looking for an adjunct in Physical Chemistry for the Fall 2018 semester. A successful candidate will have either earned a Chemistry Ph.D., or be ABD, or have a MS.  The visitor will teach a 4 credit semester course of Physical Chemistry lecture (thermodynamics and kinetics).   

Salary: $1550 per credit.

Review of applications will begin March 26, 2018. Please send a cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcript, and arrange for two references to send confidential recommendation letters to Priscilla Bell at pbell@whittier.edu. Whittier College is a Hispanic serving institution and invites applications from underrepresented minorities and is an EOE.


Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Whittier College seeks a sociocultural anthropologist to serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology for a one-year term. We prefer individuals with ethnographic experience in Africa and/or the African Diaspora (Latin America, North America, or the Caribbean). Research specialization is open, but we would be particularly interested in candidates who focus on environmental, gender, social/political movements, community development, or health issues in their work. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory courses, ethnographic methods, and upper level courses in the region and issues of their expertise. The position requires a Ph.D. in hand by August of 2018, and the term of the appointment may be extended to two years depending department need and classroom performance.

Salary: $53,000.

Our review of applications will begin April 1st. Please send cover letter, cv, a statement of teaching philosophy, and recent course evaluations in PDF form to Ann Kakaliouras, Associate Professor of Anthropology at akakalio@whittier.edu.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Biomechanics

Whittier College invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology beginning September 2018.  The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in biomechanics, research methods and courses that meet the interdisciplinary component of the curriculum.  In addition, the successful candidate will develop and teach 8-10 interactive biomechanics labs and guide individual student projects that address physical and occupational therapy, strength and conditioning or coaching interests of the students.  The minimum qualifications for the position include:  Ph.D. in Kinesiology, biomechanics or a closely-related field; demonstration of successful teaching experience; achievements in scholarly research; and effective communication skills. 

Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size and its nationally recognized liberal arts program.  As a liberal arts college, Whittier is also distinctive by having a strong Department of Kinesiology (KNS) that is well respected within the College and has the second largest number of majors on campus.  The KNS major has been designed to fit within the context of the liberal arts program and allows for creativity in course content and design.

Salary Range: $52,000-58,000.

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; 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 electronically (PDFs preferred) submitted to kbarlow@whittier.edu, Chair of the Department of KNS.

 For full consideration, all materials need to be submitted by April 15, 2018.