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Library: Head of Research & Instruction
The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader to serve as Head of Research and Instruction Services. Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the Head of Research and Instruction Services provides leadership and expertise in offering a suite of services that range from basic reference assistance to advanced research consultation, classroom instruction and service program development.

This individual will demonstrate a nuanced understanding of user needs and experiences in offering appropriate services, teaching users how to find, use, and evaluate resources, and empowering individuals to conduct their own research. This person will also work with the Head of Academic Technology in ITS to explore and develop collaborative services. The position leads the Research and Instruction Services department in providing high-quality, innovative, and user-oriented services to a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. The position is responsible for developing and managing the libraries’ outreach and promotion programs.

Specific areas of focus will be in the social sciences. Supports the University Librarian in vetting and advancing new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans and fostering a culture of collaboration and communication.

Required qualifications:
  • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program
  • At least five years’ experience in library public services
  • Demonstrated ability in providing vision and leadership in a team environment
  • Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
Strongly preferred:
  • Experience with direct supervision of support staff and/or professionals
Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html

Application instructions can be found at Academic Jobs Online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment. Review of application materials will begin on April 17, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

3/17/17

Political Science: Comparative (tenure-stream position)
The Political Science Department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall semester 2018. High scholarly promise and demonstrable excellence in teaching are essential. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The Department seeks candidates specializing in Comparative Politics with expertise in Russian politics and the former Soviet bloc. Candidates from all substantive areas will be considered; the Department is particularly interested in applicants whose research focuses on any of the following: nationalism and ethnic conflict, civil society, constitutionalism, authoritarianism and hybrid regimes, energy, and environmental politics. Teaching includes a mix of introductory and upper-level courses to satisfy a five-course annual load. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Applicants must submit a letter of application, current vita, three letters of recommendation, a short writing sample, and evidence of successful teaching via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9277. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic formation, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veteran are encouraged to apply.

6/23/17

Romance Languages & Literatures: Spanish (1-year position)
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate University invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, beginning fall term 2017. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. For this one-year position, the candidate should have a record of successful teaching in the Spanish language and a demonstrable ability to teach undergraduate courses in Peninsular 19th¬-century literature. The successful candidate may be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. A letter of application, a vita, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9180. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter or other statements how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin June 5, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

5/18/17