Overview

Claremont McKenna College’s new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences seeks four Founding Faculty members who will have a central role in building an innovative and transformational undergraduate science program organized around three challenges: Health (Genomics, Systems Biology, and Health), Brain (Brain, Learning, and Decision Sciences), and Planet (Climate, Energy, and the Environment).  The Founding Faculty will have a key role in developing and implementing a program that will serve as an incubator for new approaches and foster a culture of inclusion, creativity, and continuous improvement. While senior and mid-career faculty are particularly encouraged to apply, faculty candidates at all ranks will receive serious consideration.

The Founding Faculty members will be outstanding teacher-scholars with experience in developing and teaching innovative science curricula at the undergraduate level, broad multidisciplinary perspectives, and excellent research programs that can meaningfully involve undergraduates.

The life sciences, computing, and data sciences are central to the new Integrated Sciences program and candidates with backgrounds including (but not limited to) bioinformatics, computational biology, and computational and data science approaches to the natural sciences in general are particularly encouraged to apply.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution of 1300 students ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. Combined, the members of The Claremont Colleges have more than 6000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

The Founding Faculty members will work closely with Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Founding Chair) and Muriel Poston (Vice President for Strategic Initiatives) and be directly involved in (1) planning the department’s academic programs and curricula; (2) developing and teaching transformative new courses including our new integrated science general education courses that will be taken by all CMC students; and (3) recruiting, hiring, and mentoring subsequent cohorts of faculty.

Applications will be reviewed throughout academic year 2022-23 until the positions are filled.  The founding faculty are anticipated to join the department in July 2023.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal-opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment, the department actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.

For more information, please go to: https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/faculty_opening_detail.php?PostingID=16088

Inquiries and questions can also be sent to the department chair, Ran Libeskind-Hadas, at rhadas@cmc.edu