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Computer Science: Computer Science (2-year position)
The Department of Computer Science at Colgate University invites applications for a two-year position in computer science at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2016. We encourage candidates in all areas of specialization to apply. Completion of a Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. In each semester, the successful candidate can expect to teach two courses plus associated laboratory sections. Teaching in the first year will focus on introductory courses in the department; however, there may be opportunities, especially in the second year, to teach upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Colgate offers support for travel to professional meetings and for professional development. Colgate also has opportunities for funding students to participate in the candidate's research projects.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of recommendation.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter or other statements their approach to teaching in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Application materials must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7046.

Colgate University is a highly selective liberal-arts college of 2900 undergraduate students situated in a picturesque village in central New York. The department offers excellent teaching and research facilities; and, the university is committed to promoting excellence in both teaching and scholarship. For more information about the department, please visit our website at http://cs.colgate.edu.

Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 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 http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Please direct questions to the department chair, Vijay Ramachandran, at vramachandran@colgate.edu.
2/12/16
East Asian Languages & Literatures: Japanese (1 year position)
Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture, Colgate University. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year position in Japanese at the level of visiting assistant professor, beginning August, 2016. A Ph.D. in hand or near completion and native or near-native command of both Japanese and English are required. The area of specialization is open.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach language at any level, as well as courses in Japanese literature and film and courses in Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The teaching load is five courses for the year. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference through Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications will begin May 2, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff further the university's educational mission. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Salary and benefits are competitive.

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. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
4/15/16
Film & Media Studies: History/Theory of Film (1-2-year position) Colgate University’s Film and Media Studies program seeks a scholar well versed in the history and theory of film and media, with a particular focus on documentary film, for a one-year visiting assistant professor position beginning Fall 2016. The possibility exists for a second year pending departmental need. Completion of Ph.D. in Film/Media Studies or a related field is expected prior to, or shortly after, date of hire. This position has a five course teaching load that may include Introduction to Film and Media Studies, Documentary Film, History and Theory of Cinema and upper-level courses in area of expertise. The successful candidate may be asked to participate in all university programs including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Ongoing contributions to the Film and Media Studies program’s longstanding tradition of bringing film and video artists as well as scholars of film and media to campus will be integral to the position, as will programming screenings and organizing special events. Outstanding screening facilities support a range of digital and analog formats, including 16mm and 35mm projection. Since 2008, Colgate has been honored to host the Flaherty Film Seminar. Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7287.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 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. Review of applications will begin May 20, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
5/10/16
Libraries: Collections Archivist (continuing position)
The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, thoughtful, and forward-thinking individual to fill the position of Collections Archivist. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, the Collections Archivist accessions, arranges, describes and preserves manuscript and archival collections including University Archives records. The Collections Archivist also participates in records management activities for university records, including the management of electronic records, and provides records management instruction to university offices and departments.

The Collections Archivist supervises the department’s student workers and manages the reading room. The individual provides reference services to members of the Colgate community and other researchers and manages reproduction requests. In addition to supporting the department’s general instructional and outreach programs, the Collections Archivist works closely with the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist to support research being conducted in classes and for the university’s bicentennial celebrations.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description and qualifications can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html. Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7072. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor.

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. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Review of application materials will begin on April 18, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.
3/18/16
Music: Composition (1-year position)
The Music Department of Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in composition for 2016-17. PhD, DMA or ABD preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include 5 courses: composition, digital music studio twice, harmony I, and basic musicianship and songwriting. Application materials, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reference letters are submitted through:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7209.

Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.
4/11/16
Political Science: American Politics (2 tenure-stream positions) The Department of Political Science at Colgate University invites applications for two appointments in American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2017. High scholarly promise and demonstrable excellence in teaching are essential. Candidates are expected to have completed a Ph.D. prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The department seeks candidates whose research and interests center on one or more of the following subjects: elections, public opinion and voting behavior; parties and interest groups; state politics and federalism; bureaucracy and policy implementation; political psychology; urban and local politics; political communication, gender and politics, and environmental politics. Americanists with an interest in comparing the U.S. to other democratic political systems are also invited to apply. 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/7283. 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 3, 2016. Address any additional questions or correspondence to: Professor Michael Hayes, Chair, American Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346 (Email address: mhayes@colgate.edu).

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. Colgate University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
5/11/16
Psychology: Social or Personality (2-year position)
The Department of Psychology at Colgate University invites applications for a two-year replacement position in social or personality psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor beginning fall semester 2016. Area of research is open. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in central New York. The appointee will join a psychology and neuroscience faculty committed to excellence in both scholarship and teaching and to a curriculum that integrates psychology and neuroscience perspectives. The teaching load is equivalent to five courses per year. Teaching responsibilities are likely to include staff-taught courses (e.g., Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, or Statistics), Social Psychology or Personality Psychology, upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty area, and supervision of senior thesis work. The department values and supports research activities of visiting staff.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7027.

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. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
2/8/16
Romance Languages: French (1 year position)
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate invites applications for a one year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of French beginning fall 2016. Completion of the PhD is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. There is a possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on departmental needs. Candidates should have a record of excellence in teaching in French language and literature. Although the field of specialization is open, the successful candidate will have considerable training as a generalist and will be able to teach survey courses and undergraduate seminars in literature, as well as intermediate and advanced language classes.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Letter of application, vita, a dossier, letters of recommendation, and a transcript must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7212.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter or other statements their approach to teaching in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.
4/12/16
Romance Languages: Spanish (2 positions)
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate University invites applications for two positions as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, both beginning fall term 2016.

The first is a one-year position where the candidate should have a record of successful teaching in the Spanish language and a demonstrable ability to teach undergraduate courses in Peninsular 19th­century literature. Letter of application, vita and letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7213.

The second is a two-year position where the candidate will teach Spanish language and Latin American literature, including fourth­ and fifth­ semester Spanish language. Letter of application, vita and letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7214.

For both positions, completion of the PhD is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The successful candidates will also be expected to participate in all university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter or other statements their approach to teaching in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2016, and continue until the positions are filled. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.
4/12/16