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Biology: Animal Physiologist (tenure-stream position)

The Department of Biology at Colgate University seeks a tenure-stream Assistant Professor to start Fall Term 2015. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire; teaching and postdoctoral research experience desirable. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2800 undergraduate students where excellence in teaching and research are expected and supported. The successful candidate will team-teach in an introductory course for majors (Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity), teach elective courses including Physiology and a course in area of expertise, and contribute to Colgate’s liberal arts core curriculum by teaching a general education course in the area of their choice. The appointee will join a biology faculty deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program involving undergraduate students and will add to this effort by offering a research tutorial in their area of interest; opportunities also exist to develop or lead off-campus study programs internationally or at the NIH. Applications are encouraged from candidates who conduct research on any aspect of animal physiology, broadly defined. Please submit an application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4545. 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 October 27, 2014, 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. Further information about the Department of Biology can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/biology.
9/8/14

Biology: Epidemiology (tenure-stream position)

The Department of Biology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-track position in epidemiology with a global perspective at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2015. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire; teaching and postdoctoral research experiences are desirable. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2800 undergraduate students where excellence in teaching and research are expected and supported. The successful candidate will teach elective courses including epidemiology, participate in Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, contribute to a 100-level course within the biology department, and engage in research that incorporates an international component. The appointee will join a biology faculty deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program involving undergraduate students and will add to this effort by offering a research tutorial in her or his area of interest. The department offers excellent teaching and research facilities, and faculty have strong support from both internal and external funding sources. Opportunities also exist to contribute to the Environmental Studies program, lead Colgate’s unique semester-long program at the NIH and extended-study program to southwestern Uganda, and create new off-campus study opportunities in the candidate’s area of expertise. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4499. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities and ways of life. Candidates are encouraged to describe 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 October 20, 2014, 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. Further information about the Department of Biology can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/biology.
9/4/14

Economics: International Trade (tenure-stream position)

F1 Trade The Economics Department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure track position, beginning fall semester 2015. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding candidates will be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college where excellence in teaching and research are expected and supported. We seek a candidate with a research specialty in international trade and would welcome applications from candidates with broader interests in globalization and international political economy or the Chinese economy. Teaching would include courses in international economics and international trade. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Completion of Ph.D. prior to or shortly after the date of hire is expected. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and a sample of recent scholarship must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4592. 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 at 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 especially encouraged to apply. CONTACT: Nicole Simpson, Department of Economics, Colgate University; 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Further information about the department may be found at http://www.colgate.edu/economics
9/12/14

Economics: Public Policy (tenure-stream position)

I2 - Education K - Law and Economics H - Public Economics Q5 - Environmental Economics The Economics Department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure track position, beginning fall semester 2015. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding candidates will be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college where excellence in teaching and research are expected and supported. We seek an applied microeconomist with a strong interest in public policy. Teaching would include electives in the candidate’s field of specialization and contributions to courses required for the economics major, such as principles, intermediate microeconomics, statistics, or econometrics. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Completion of Ph.D. prior to or shortly after the date of hire is expected. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness, and a sample of recent scholarship must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4593. 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 at 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 especially encouraged to apply. CONTACT: Takao Kato, Search Committee (Public Policy), Department of Economics, Colgate University; 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Further information about the department may be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/economics
9/12/14

Educational Studies: Special Education and Inclusion Studies (2-year position)

The Department of Educational Studies invites applications for a two-year visiting professor position in Special Education/Critical Disability and Inclusion Studies beginning Fall 2015. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are strongly committed to both teaching and scholarship and contribute to Colgate’s all-university programs including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. In addition to offering a major and minor concentration program in Educational Studies, we offer elementary and secondary education programs, including a ninth-term program and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. The Educational Studies Department at Colgate is social justice focused. All department faculty provide courses both to students majoring/minoring in Educational Studies and those pursuing a career in teaching. Therefore, we are interested in receiving applications from individuals who understand the role of Educational Studies at a liberal arts institution and can contribute to the intellectual development of both groups of students. We are particularly interested in candidates who have prior K-12 teaching experience and will include our students in engagement with the community beyond the college classroom. Student teacher supervision experience would be an asset. A letter of application that addresses the needs and desires outlined above, unofficial graduate school transcripts, current vita, brief statement of a teaching philosophy, evidence of good teaching, and at least three reference letters must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jos/4531. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities and ways of life. 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. Completion of Ph.D. or Ed.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Review of application materials will begin October 27, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career consideration 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 minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
9/4/14

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

Geology: Geophysicist (tenure-stream position)

The Department of Geology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Geophysics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2015. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. who is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The area of specialization is open. The successful applicant will teach Geophysics and develop other courses at the introductory level for non-majors and at the upper-level for geology students. Participation in the Geology Department's summer field courses, involvement of undergraduates in research, and a willingness to contribute to other all-university curricula, such as the Scientific Perspectives program in the university’s Core Curriculum, are expected. A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and reference letters must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4548. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities and ways of life. 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 October 13, 2014, 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. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission. 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 scholarship. The Geology Department comprises eight faculty, a senior lecturer/lab instructor, and a technician. Analytical facilities include SEM-EDS, XRF, XRD, ICP-MS, GC-MS, AA, stable isotope mass spectrometer, and micropaleontology lab. Information about the Geology department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/geology. For further information about the position please contact the department chair or department members at the GSA meeting in Vancouver.
9/8/14

Library: Library Technology and Digital Initiatives

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collegial and thoughtful individual to provide forward-thinking, collaborative, and results-oriented leadership for the Colgate University Libraries (CUL) through planning and implementation of new technology and the management and support of library legacy technologies involving information systems and digital infrastructure and programs. Reporting to the University Librarian, this individual serves on the Libraries’ senior management team and participates in the development and implementation of a shared vision for CUL’s future that supports the mission of the university. Using highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, this individual will respond to the changing information needs of the Colgate community by participating in system-wide planning, policy development, and resource and personnel management and build and sustain effective working relationships within the Libraries and across and beyond the Colgate community. This individual will lead, manage, and plan for the Libraries Systems unit, and supervise, evaluate and provide backup for the Systems Librarian to oversee, develop and support the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) particularly its interface with the Dematic ASRS. Qualifications: Master’s degree, such as an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program, MS in computer science or other relevant degree. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information technology, including experience leading and managing information technology or systems operations; successful experience supervising, developing, and mentoring information technology professionals. Substantive knowledge of digital assets and the technical infrastructure required for their life-cycle management, including metadata requirements, migration strategies, best practices in digital preservation, and relevant national and international standards. Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4433. 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. Review of application materials will begin on October 10, 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
9/4/14

Peace & Conflict Studies and Geography: Environmental Security (tenure-stream position)

Colgate University’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program (P- Con) and Department of Geography invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track assistant professorship in Peace and Conflict Studies and Geography, with a focus on environmental security, to begin Fall 2015. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. We seek a scholar who focuses on extractive violence and conflict in the context of issues such as global ecological destruction, resource scarcity, and climate change. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship is grounded in field research, or to those well situated in comparative or systemic theoretical analysis of the environment/extraction/security nexus. We especially desire to hire a scholar able to employ and teach diverse methodologies for the study of extractive conflict. The successful candidate will provide new intellectual connection points between Geography and P-Con, helping to bridge the methodological and theoretical interests of these two dynamic faculties around environmental security. Colgate University is a highly selective, liberal arts university located in Central New York. Founded in 1970, Colgate’s P- Con Program focuses on reflexive and critical analysis of modern conflict. The P-Con faculty work both in and across our many disciplines; our curriculum is highly interdisciplinary. Colgate’s Department of Geography has wide scholarly expertise in human, nature-society, and physical geography. The Department is committed to a strong methods curriculum, involving GIS, qualitative analytical methods, and quantitative techniques. Applicants may review the P-Con and Geography curricula on Colgate’s website. The successful candidate typically will teach required courses in peace and conflict studies (PCON 111 or 218 or 225 and PCON 479), “Environmental Security,” (GEOG/PCON 329), and several electives every year related to resource extraction and armed conflict or the environmental impacts of war and militarism. Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The candidate’s courses might be eligible for cross-listing in Colgate’s Environmental Studies program curriculum as well. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in the design or execution of interdisciplinary academic workshops or public events. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and one writing sample of less than 30 pages via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4182. Three references should be submitted and sample syllabi are also welcome. 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 especially encouraged to apply for this position. 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.
7/14/14

Political Science: American Politics/Public Policy (tenure-stream position)

The Department of Political Science at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in American Politics at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor beginning fall semester 2015. High scholarly promise and demonstrable excellence in teaching are essential. We seek candidates with expertise in at least one of the following areas: public policy and administration, political behavior, political and civic culture, and ethnic, urban, or environmental politics. Ability to teach a course on research methods, and a willingness to engage in departmental service at a level commensurate with rank, are highly desirable. Teaching includes a mix of introductory and upper-level courses to satisfy a five-course annual load; all Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. . Entry-level candidates are expected to have completed a PhD prior to or shortly after the date of hire. 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/4133. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014, and will continue until the position has been filled. Colgate University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s academic 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 Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.
6/30/14

Psychology: Social (tenure-stream position)

The Department of Psychology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-track position in social psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2015. We are particularly interested in candidates conducting research in the areas of social justice, race, gender, intergroup relations, political psychology, or psychology and law. 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 who are teacher-scholars deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program and to an undergraduate 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, upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty area, and supervision of senior thesis work. The successful candidate also will be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, preprints/reprints, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4516. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, and ways of life. 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.
9/4/14

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 October 13, 2014, 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