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Art & Art History: Studio/Video (1-year position)

We welcome applications for a full-time, one-year leave replacement position at the visiting assistant professor level in the Department of Art & Art History, beginning fall term 2015. Teach beginning and advanced courses in video art as a studio practice focused on the moving image and the introductory studio course that spans theory and practice across artistic media. Contribute to ongoing film and media programming in Golden Auditorium, a state-of-the-art 150-seat theater with 35mm projection. The successful candidate will also contribute one course to Colgate's interdisciplinary Film and Media Studies program and/or the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Completion of the MFA is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Five course load.

Letter of application, c.v., three current letters of recommendation, and examples of recent work, publications, as well as students’ work must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5344. Examples of recent work can be submitted following the directions supplied by Academic Jobs Online or an included URL. Review of applications will begin March 2, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is committed to supporting a changing national student population, and strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, ways of life, and philosophies. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their cover letter their strengths and experiences in teaching diverse student populations and in promoting a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

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 www.upstatenyherc.org.
2/3/15

Biology: Population (1-year position)

The Department of Biology seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor to start August 2015 to fill a one-year position. The successful candidate will join a biology faculty committed to innovative teaching in the liberal arts setting. The individual hired will teach in the laboratory component of a foundation course called Molecules, Cells, and Genes and teach elective courses in her/his area of expertise. The candidate may have the opportunity to contribute to Colgate’s liberal arts core curriculum by teaching a general education course in the area of their choice. Completion of PhD prior to or shortly after the date of hire is expected, and teaching experience is desirable.

Please submit an application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5346.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, ways of life, and philosophies. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their cover letter their strengths and experiences in teaching diverse student populations and in promoting a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin March 5, 2015, 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
2/4/15

Chemistry: Chemistry (2-year position)

The Department of Chemistry at Colgate University invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position beginning in the fall semester of 2015. The position is intended for a Ph.D. in any area of chemistry who is interested in a career in both teaching and research. The completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to the date of hire. The teaching responsibilities will include contributions to the introductory level chemistry curriculum, and, potentially, upper level courses within the visitor’s sub-discipline and general education courses in the university’s liberal arts CORE curriculum.

Visitors will have the opportunity to conduct research in association with a senior faculty member and aid in the supervision of undergraduate research students. They will also gain professional development through mentoring in teaching, research, and grant proposal writing.

Please see http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/chemistry for information on current research within the department.

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university in the beautiful Chenango Valley of central New York. Colgate faculty members are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The department has excellent facilities and offers strong BA programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

To apply, candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a description of teaching and research interests, and two letters of recommendation through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5375. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, and ways of life. Candidates should describe in their application materials their approach to teaching, scholarship, and/or outreach in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The review of applications will begin March 20, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-­‐career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and 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.
2/19/15

Classics: Latin and Greek (tenure-stream position)

The Department of the Classics at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the level of assistant professor to begin July 2015. The department seeks applicants experienced in the teaching of Latin and Greek at all levels, with a research interest in Greek or Latin literature and competence to develop courses that address the breadth of cross-cultural interaction in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after date of hire. In addition to teaching within the department, the successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The teaching load is five courses per year.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2,800 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

Applications and dossiers, including three letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample, must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4773. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational mission. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
10/2/14

Computer Science: Computer Systems (tenure-stream position)

The Department of Computer Science at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure stream position in computer science at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2015. Completion of a Ph.D. in computer science is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. A strong interest in both teaching and research is also expected. The department is especially interested in applicants with expertise in computer systems, including operating systems, architecture, and cloud computing, though strong applicants in other areas are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will teach courses in their area of expertise, help staff department courses, and also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2800 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 research. A letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5039. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities and ways of life. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application any experience with or interest in promoting a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, please browse our web site http://cs.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 http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
10/30/14

Computer Science: Computer Science (1-year position)

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a one-year visiting position in computer science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2015. Completion of a Ph.D. in computer science is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. A strong interest in both teaching and research is also expected. Applicants are sought in all areas of computer science. The successful applicant will help staff department courses and be encouraged to participate in all-university programs.

Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2800 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 research.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and research and teaching statements should be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5429. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities and ways of life. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application any experience with or interest in promoting a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin March 31, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, please browse our website http://cs.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 http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
3/13/15

East Asian Languages & Literatures: Chinese (1-2, 1-year positions)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for one, and possibly two, full-time, one-year positions in Chinese at the level of visiting assistant professor, beginning August 2015. Ph.D. in hand or near completion and native or near native command of both Chinese and English are required; teaching experience in the United States is preferred. The area of specialization is open.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach language at all levels, a content course in his or her specialization, and an interdisciplinary course in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The teaching load is five courses for the year. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5359. Review of applications will begin March 11, 2015, and continue until the positions are 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.

Colgate is committed to supporting a changing national student population, and strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, ways of life, and philosophies. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their cover letter their strengths and experiences in teaching diverse student populations and in promoting a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
2/11/15

Economics: Environmental/Microeconomics/Law/Urban/Rural/Regional (up to 3, 1-year positions)

The Economics Department invites applications for one or more possible visiting assistant professor positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Teaching responsibilities in each position would include courses in the departmental core (introduction to economics, intermediate microeconomics, or econometrics). In addition, the first position would include teaching either Urban Economics or Law and Economics, a possible second position would teach International Trade, and a possible third position would teach Environmental Economics. Teaching load is 5 courses per year. Minimum qualifications include: Ph.D. or ABD in economics and a demonstrated ability or potential for high quality teaching. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange for submission of 3 letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5438. Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2015, and continue until positions are filled. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission. 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. CONTACT: Chad Sparber, Chair, Department of Economics, csparber@colgate.edu.
3/16/15

English: Creative Writing Fellowships (1-year positions)

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of nonfiction and fiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2015 to early May 2016) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $37,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.

Complete applications consist of a cover letter; resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate's abilities as a teacher; and a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. All applications must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4538 by February 1, 2015. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's education mission.
9/8/14

Film & Media Studies: Film & Media Studies (1-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 transnational European cinema, for a one-year visiting assistant professor position beginning Fall 2015.

Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after date of hire. In addition to teaching within the department, the successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The teaching load is five courses per year.

 Teaching responsibilities will include the Introduction to Film and Media Studies, Documentary Film, and upper-level courses such as Post-War European Cinema. Ongoing contributions to the 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.

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5099. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

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.
11/12/14

History: Modern Western Europe (1-year position)

The History Department at Colgate University seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in the history of Western Europe after 1789, to begin in fall semester 2015. The completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to the date of hire. The specialization is open, but the Department would be especially pleased to receive applications from persons with teaching competence in environmental history or the history of gender. The successful candidate will teach five (5) courses, including introductory and upper-division courses in the field consistent with his or her interests and departmental needs. He or she will also participate in the university's Core Curriculum

Salary and benefits highly competitive. Please send a letter of application, a CV, and three (3) letters of application to Prof. Alan Cooper, Chairman of the Search Committee, through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5376. Review of applications will begin March 23, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, and ways of life. 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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
2/19/15

Library: Systems Librarian

Colgate University Libraries seek a service-oriented professional with a strong commitment to problem-solving, training, documentation, and collaborative work with librarians, staff, technologists, and Colgate’s faculty and students. Reporting to the Associate Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives and working closely with vendors and other librarians, the person in this position provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library software solutions and standards.

The incumbent will use a variety of technologies, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide the best possible experience for library patrons and staff who use the information in our library systems. This will include first-line support as well as maintenance and implementation in a broad range of systems with primary, sustained focus on the integrated library system (III/Sierra) and Dematic automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS). Must have the ability to work effectively both in a team setting and independently in a changing environment.

 Additional information about Colgate University and the Colgate Libraries is available at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html. Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4438. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide e-mail addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Review of applications will begin on October 27, 2014, 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. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission. 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
9/15/14

Philosophy: Philosophy (2, 1-year positions)

The philosophy department at Colgate University invites applications for two, one-year visiting assistant professors, beginning fall semester 2015. AOS: Open. The department has teaching needs in (1) logic and metaphysics and epistemology, (2) ethics and metaethics, and (3) Kant and nineteenth-century philosophy.

The successful candidate will also teach in Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample. All application materials must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5343. Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2015, and will 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. Colgate is committed to supporting a changing student population, and strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, and ways of life. Candidates are welcome to describe in their cover letter how they would promote 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 2800 students situated in central New York.

Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. Further information about the philosophy department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/philosophy.
2/3/15

Political Science: Political Theory (1-year position)

The Department of Political Science at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year replacement position in political theory beginning in the fall of 2015. Experience and evidence of teaching excellence are essential. There is a possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on department needs and successful teaching the first year. The teaching load is five courses spread over two semesters and includes a mixture of introductory and upper level courses. Introductory courses cover the history of political philosophy (ancient, medieval, and modern) and a thematic course on “Politics and Moral Vision.” Upper level courses may include topics in American political thought, contemporary political and social analysis, natural law and constitutional law, formal theory and methodology, or special interests of scholarly research.

Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after date of hire. Candidates should submit a letter of application, current vita, two or three letters of recommendation, graduate transcript, writing samples, and evidence of teaching experience online through the Academic Jobs Online website at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5282. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Colgate University is an equal opportunity – affirmative action employer; developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff further the university’s academic mission. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
1/6/15

Psychology: Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience (1-year position)

The Department of Psychology at Colgate University announces a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience beginning fall semester 2015. Area of specialization is open. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college where excellence in teaching and research are expected and supported. The appointee will join a psychology and neuroscience faculty deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program. The teaching load is equivalent to five courses per year. Teaching responsibilities are likely to include upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty area, Research Methods in Psychology, supervision of senior thesis work, and participation in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2015. 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/5366. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, and ways of life.

Candidates should describe in their cover letter their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. 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.
2/13/15

Religion: Buddhist Studies/East Asian Religions (tenure-stream position)

COLGATE UNIVERSITY’S Department of Religion seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professorship in the study of Buddhism, beginning fall semester 2015. Specialization in terms of time period is open, but expertise in Buddhism in the context of East Asian Religions is preferred. Ph.D. in Religious Studies/Religion and familiarity with problems and issues in the study of religion are required. Doctoral degree is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

The successful candidate will contribute to Colgate’s Asian Studies program and is 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, and evidence of successful teaching via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4259. Review of applications will begin November 7, 2014 (DATE EXTENDED), and will continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts college located in central New York with an ambitious study abroad program, and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body furthers the University's educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities as Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.
7/30/14--updated 10/13/14

Sociology & Anthropology: Sociology (1 or 2, 1-year positions)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting position in sociology at the level of Assistant Professor, to commence in the Fall 2015 semester (Ph.D. expected by time of appointment). The Department expects to hire one to two candidates, and competitive applicants would have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Criminology and Deviance, Environment, Gender and Sexuality, Immigration, Medicine, Race and Ethnicity, and Urban Sociology. Teaching duties will include Introduction to Sociology. All Colgate University faculty are expected to participate in all-University programs, which includes the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. All applications should include: a cover letter specifying the applicant's interest in the position and how that interest intersects with the applicant's teaching and research experiences, c.v., one article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (ideally, at least one letter will address the candidate’s teaching qualifications). All materials should be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5336.

Colgate is a highly selective, liberal arts college located in central New York. 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 committed to supporting a changing national student population, and strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, ways of life, and philosophies. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their cover letter their strengths and experiences in teaching diverse student populations and in promoting a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
1/30/15

Writing and Rhetoric: Rhetoric Visual (1-year position)

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric at Colgate University seeks to fill a one-year full-time position as a Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2015. The department seeks a colleague prepared to contribute to the ongoing development of its program in rhetorical studies.

Required qualifications: Completion of Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field is expected prior to or shortly after date of hire; university level teaching experience in first-year composition. Possible secondary specialties include contemporary rhetorical theory, visual rhetoric, digital rhetoric. Experience with or interest in employing new pedagogical technologies would be welcomed. Teaching responsibilities: five courses (introductory, intermediate, or advanced writing and rhetoric).

Colgate University is a highly selective, undergraduate, liberal arts college with competitive salaries and benefits. Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5209.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational mission. 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.
12/5/14