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The Whittier College Our Story Project has an open adjunct position in African American or American History.

This individual will teach an experiential course that is designed to engage students in learning about the Black history of Whittier College. The focus of this experiential course is to guide undergraduate students in the collection of oral histories and archival information on the authentic and diverse experiences of Black students at Whittier College. The video interviews undergraduate students will record during their time in this course will profile alumni from as early as 1956. These oral stories reveal the institution’s history and relationship with the Black community. Accompanying this work, the instructor will support student inquiry into the archival record pertaining to Black culture at Whittier College and in the Whittier community.

Required qualifications include completion of or enrollment in an accredited Ph.D. program in history (or related field); a specialization in African American/American history; advanced knowledge of historical research methods (archival and/or oral history data collection) and completion of a graduate-level historical research methods course.  Field work experience in oral history research methods and teaching experience is preferred.  The Our Story Instructor will report directly to the Dean, DEI.

The Our Story course is a 3-credit course per semester, and the instructor will teach 1-course spring term 2024, with the option to renew subsequent terms pending favorable review.

Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal arts college with a diverse student body of approximately 1,200 undergraduates.  The College is distinguished by its small size and innovative interdisciplinary programs.  The campus is located on 95-acre hillside campus 18 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.  We have a long history of commitment to equity, reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body mirrors the diversity of the region, making the college one of the most diverse liberal arts institutions in the country. 

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, class, 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.

To apply, submit a curriculum vita, your graduate transcripts, and any evidence of effective teaching of undergraduate students (optional) to Kay Sanders (ksanders@whittier.edu).

 

 

The Department of Child Development at Whittier College is looking for an Adjunct Professor for the Spring. 

Salary Range: $1,550/credit
Reports to: Department Chair
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Academic Affairs

The adjunct professor will teach the following courses in Spring 2024: 

  • CHDV 105- Introduction to Child Development ( 3 units)  
  • CHDV 250- Developmental  Psychopathology( 3 units) 
  • CHDV-390- Peer ( 3 units)  

Qualifications 

Adjunct instructors in Child Development are required to have a minimum of M.A. or equivalent in developmental psychology, early childhood education, human development, or a closely related field. ABD or PhD in these fields is preferred. 

Course Descriptions 

CHDV 105- Introduction to Child Development

Emphasizes major theories and principles of child development from the prenatal period through adolescence, including across different cultures. Introduces history, literature, and methodology of the study of children and adolescents from developmental perspectives. Critical reading and writing are required. 

CHDV 250- Developmental  Psychopathology 

The field of developmental psychopathology is the study of psychological problems in the context of human development. This class explores all areas of child psychopathology, including the origins and course of individual patterns of maladaptation. Course content will be organized around the major disorders that emerge during childhood and adolescence and will review classification, etiology, and developmental issues related to them. Current issues in treatment, education, and public policy will also be discussed and debated.
Class times: Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 4:20PM  

CHDV-390( Peers) 

This course will focus on theoretical perspectives that explain why peers are influential in children’s lives and the research that supports this focus. Readings will examine positive peer relationships (e.g., friendships and romantic relationships) as well as negative peer relationships (e.g., bullies and enemies) from early childhood through adolescence. We will review research on peer interactions, dyads, groups, diversity, and interventions and how those aspects of peer relationships influence development.
Class times: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:30PM to 2:50PM 

Application Deadline

Until the position is filled.

The position is based in Whittier, California. If you are interested in teaching this class, please email Nora Obregon (nobregon@whittier.edu) your curriculum vita. If you have taught similar courses, please include course evaluations or relevant references from a teaching supervisor. If you have not taught similar courses, please point out relevant background knowledge (including graduate courses) you have related to these specific courses in your email. Applications are currently being reviewed until filled. AA/EOE.

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 History Department at Whittier College is seeking an Assistant Professor in African-American U.S. history, with any period considered.

Individuals who work on the historical intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and/or other identity categories are particularly welcomed, although we also welcome candidates who bring depth and expertise in new or emerging fields. Individuals with a history of, and commitment to, teaching and mentoring students from historically underrepresented groups, whose experience in teaching, research, community service, or life experience has prepared them to contribute to our dedication to diversity and equity, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities

A successful candidate will develop introductory as well as upper-division courses in areas that reflect their interests, and will also participate in teaching departmental seminars.

Qualifications

We seek a colleague with a clear commitment to engaging with undergraduates from a wide range of racial, class, gender, cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds, and who wants to teach in a liberal-arts setting, which means smaller classes, close academic mentoring of students, and continuous assessment and improvement of our teaching.  We also seek someone who is interested in collaboratively rethinking the curriculum of Whittier’s history major, and – since faculty at Whittier College are also scholars – who has an on-going and promising research agenda in their area of specialization and interest.  

Successful candidates will have the Ph.D. in hand by August 2024.  Candidates with teaching experience, whether as instructor or teaching assistant, are particularly welcomed. 

Application Deadline

Applicants should submit a letter of application (which describes relevant teaching and mentoring experiences, the dissertation and/or the most recent scholarly project, as well as other appropriate experiences), a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a c.v., a graduate transcript, and two letters of reference.Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Submit application materials on Interfolio

Whittier College is a nationally recognized, selective, independent liberal arts college with a diverse student body of approximately 1,200 undergraduates. The College is distinguished by its small size and innovative interdisciplinary programs.  The campus is located on a 95-acre hillside campus 18 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. We have a long history of commitment to equity, reflecting our Quaker origins, and our student body which mirrors the diversity of the region, making the college one of the most diverse liberal arts institutions in the country.  Whittier College adheres to the Family and Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act and provides tuition remission for dependents, spouses/domestic partners, and employees to support the needs of families.  In addition, Broadoaks School, established over a century ago, located on the Whittier College campus, has exemplary preschool through middle school programs, including before and after-school care.

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, class, 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.

Whittier College’s Art & Visual Studies department is accepting applications for a tenure-track line in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design, beginning August 2024. 

We seek a colleague with enthusiasm for developing an innovative and forward-thinking curriculum for students at one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have teaching experience, substantial professional design experience, a strong portfolio, and an MFA in hand. In addition to covering topics such as graphic design, typography, and brand identity design, the ideal candidate will be able to teach in at least one of the following fields: web design, digital illustration, motion graphics, and animation. 

There are ample opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations across campus, and we encourage candidates who might want to partner with our colleagues from other fields. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and equity. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, will serve as an academic advisor, will serve on college-wide committees, and will help the department in supporting the graphic design track.

Application Deadline

Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the following points: 1) ability to teach courses in graphic design, typography, and brand identity; 2) ability to teach courses in other areas (e.g. web design, digital illustration, motion design, etc.); 3) professional experience in design; 4) experience in teaching to diverse learners. In addition to the letter, please also submit a CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a professional portfolio or link to a portfolio site; a portfolio of student work or a link to a student work site; the names, titles, and contact information of three references (we will only contact the references of candidates in the final round). All application materials should be submitted through Interfolio.

For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by December 31, 2023, though the position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Whittier College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Latinx Studies to teach seven courses, four in the Fall 2023 semester and three in Spring 2024.

Courses for the Fall include: Introduction to Latinx Studies (in English), Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Literatura Chicana, and Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (all in Spanish); for the Spring: Latino Literature and Cultural Production (in English), Survey of Latin American Literature II, and Intermediate Spanish (all in Spanish).  Excellent teaching skills are expected. This position is for in-person instruction. Fall instruction starts August 23, 2023, and Spring instruction starts January 16, 2024.

Salary Range: $58,000-$60,000 annually; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Latinx Studies or Spanish (or related field) preferred/ABD considered; native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English; evidence of successful teaching; excellent communication skills.
 
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample teaching evaluations and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange for submission of three confidential letters of recommendation to: Department Chair K. Berthel (kberthel@whittier.edu) and Professor of Spanish Doreen O’Connor-Gómez (doconnor@whittier.edu). Application review will begin late June and will continue until position is filled.
 
Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size 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.

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.