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Art and Art History: Art Historian-Modernist (tenure-stream position)

Colgate University invites applications for a Tenure-Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2016; completion of PhD prior to or shortly after the date of hire expected. Candidates’ scholarship and teaching should consider Modernism in a global framework in relation to US and European contexts.

The position offers opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary university programs that include Africana and Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, as well as Film and Media Studies. The five-course teaching load will include introductory and advanced courses related to the history of art and architecture in the Modernist period, broadly conceived as 1850-1950. Responsibilities also include participation in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

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. Further information about the Art and Art History department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/art-and-art-history. Letter of application, c.v. and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6040.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter (or other statement) their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin December 15, 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.

Preliminary interviews will be electronic (Skype). Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
9/1/15

Environmental Studies/Physics&Astronomy: Sustainable Technology and Design (tenure-stream position)

The Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Physics and Astronomy  at Colgate University invite applications for a tenure-stream position in the field of Sustainable Technology and Design at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the fall semester 2016. Completion of the Ph.D. in physics, engineering, sustainability studies, or a related field is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

The successful candidate will establish a fieldwork program, either domestic or international, and will involve undergraduates in projects that utilize appropriate science or technology to foster human welfare and promote global sustainability. Start-up funding is available to initiate the successful candidate’s research program.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses in both physics and environmental studies including an introductory environmental studies course on the relationship between science, technology, and sustainability. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Colgate’s off-campus study program, which includes both semester-long study abroad and 3-5 week extended study courses, can provide a channel for involving students in off campus fieldwork.

 Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in a picturesque village in central New York. The physics and astronomy department has nine faculty members and maintains well-equipped research laboratories in quantum and optical physics, condensed matter physics, biophysics, meteorite analysis, and observational astronomy (see http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/physics-astronomy).

The Environmental Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program involving faculty from departments including biology, economics, geography, geology, philosophy, and sociology and anthropology, along with many other affiliated faculty (see http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/environmental-studies). Both programs are housed in the new Ho Science Center that is configured to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research. The university is committed to advancing sustainability and achieving climate neutrality by 2019 (see http://www.colgate.edu/distinctly-colgate/sustainability).

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae along with statements of research and teaching interests, including a plan for involving undergraduates in field work. The CV should include a publication list and the names of three individuals who have been asked by the candidate to submit letters of recommendation. The name of an additional letter can be submitted if needed to address the candidate’s teaching qualifications.

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. All materials should be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5963. Review of applications will begin November 1, 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. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
8/26/15

Geography: Vegetation-Permafrost (2-year postdoctoral research position)

Vegetation-Permafrost Interactions in an Arctic Boreal Forest: A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Geography at Colgate University to participate in a project focused on understanding ecosystem and vegetation influences on permafrost thermal dynamics.

The project utilizes a combination of field and remote sensing observations to understand how variability in surface energy partitioning associated with ecosystem structure and function affects permafrost temperatures. The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for running the field component of the project at the Northeast Scientific Station in Cherskii, Russia, which primarily involves operation and interpretation of sap-flux and related micrometeorological measurements. The postdoc will spend substantial time in Siberia during the June – Sept field season, and should have experience in rugged field conditions. The position requires experience with sap flux techniques or similar high-frequency time series data, and with a scientific programming language such as R. Knowledge and experience with remote sensing will be considered advantageous.

Candidates with backgrounds in plant ecophysiology, ecosystem ecology, forestry, hydrology, physical geography, or remote sensing are encouraged to apply. Funding is available for two years, with an anticipated start date of January 1st 2016. The position carries full health care and benefits, and salary is commensurate with experience.

Colgate University is a selective liberal arts college located in central New York. Though the position involves no teaching responsibilities, it is ideally suited for candidates interested in exploring the liberal arts career path. Additional professional development opportunities include mentoring students, presenting at conferences, and interacting with collaborators on multiple projects from Mississippi State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Woods Hole Research Center.

Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 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.

To apply applicants should submit a cover letter describing relevant experience and qualification, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5659. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Contact Mike Loranty (mloranty@colgate.edu) with questions or for more information.
6/17/15

History: North American or US (tenure-stream position)

The Department of History at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the history of gender at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2016. We welcome applicants whose work also engages the history of the body, sexuality, health, or medicine. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer courses in North American or United States history prior to 1900, and we encourage applications from scholars who employ comparative or transnational approaches in their teaching and research.

The successful candidate will have opportunities for cooperation with programs including but not limited to Women’s Studies, LBGTQ, Africana and Latin American Studies, Native American, Peace and Conflict Studies, and/or Asian Studies. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, CV, and reference letters must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5968. Review of applications will begin 15 October 2015; the department expects to interview selected applicants at the annual American Historical Association conference in Atlanta early in January 2016. 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 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 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 scholarship. Further information about the history department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/history.
8/26/15

Library: Information Literacy Librarian

Systems Librarian, The Colgate University Libraries seek a highly productive, innovative and user-oriented Information Literacy Librarian to advance the Libraries’ educational mission by providing leadership in the design, implementation and promotion of the Libraries’ information literacy curriculum. Reporting to the Head of User Services, and working closely with colleagues in the Research and Instruction Department, the successful candidate will coordinate a team of instruction librarians to achieve a multi-faceted instruction program as well as actively participate in research assistance and classroom instruction.

The Information Literacy Librarian is directly responsible for the foundational portion of the information literacy curriculum, which focuses upon first and second year students and supporting their transition between high school and college.

Another area of special attention includes the Major-Specific portion of the information literacy curriculum, which will be developed in cooperation with the university’s academic departments and programs.

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/5535. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide e-mail addresses for three references.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to teach in a diverse environment. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Review of applications will begin on June 26, 2015, 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.
5/515

Political Science: Comparative/American (tenure-stream position)

The Political Science Department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure­ stream position in political science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2016. High scholarly promise and demonstrable excellence in teaching are essential. We seek candidates with expertise in at least one of the following areas: democratic transition and consolidation, the quality of governance in established democracies, or comparative political economy.

Ability to teach a course in research design (involving both quantitative and qualitative methods) is highly desirable. Comparativists who have an interest in the study of the United States are encouraged to apply. Teaching includes a mix of introductory and upper-level courses to satisfy a five course annual load. The new faculty member will be expected to help staff department courses and to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after date of hire. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current vita, three letters of recommendation, writing samples, graduate transcript, and evidence of teaching experience including teaching evaluations and syllabi.

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

Submit these materials via Academic Jobs Online at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5655. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 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.

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 scholarship. Further information about the Political Science Department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/political-science.
6/15/15

Sociology & Anthropology: Anthropology (tenure-stream position)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2016. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. We seek an archaeologist of the Americas (excluding the Northeast), broadly trained in anthropology, with an excellent teaching record, an active research agenda, and a strong commitment to including students in archaeological fieldwork.

The ideal candidate would possess research and teaching interests that address one or more key global issues surrounding indigenous archaeology, such as: antiquities trafficking, repatriation of cultural patrimony, international law and world heritage protection, collaborative archaeology, tourism, or construction of memory. Colgate University is home to the Longyear Museum of Anthropology, which houses a teaching collection of archaeological and ethnographic materials from the Americas, as well as contemporary Native American art and African sculpture. The Longyear collections of archaeological materials of indigenous cultures from the Americas, in particular, provide a key resource for the successful candidate’s work, and we especially welcome applications that demonstrate the ability to feature and expand the Longyear’s collection through the candidate’s research and teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will teach Introduction to Archaeology, upper-level electives in the candidate’s areas of specialization, contribute to the capstone seminar in Anthropology, and will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 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.

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, a C.V., one article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (ideally, at least one letter will address the candidate’s teaching qualifications). Sample syllabi and other evidence of strong teaching experience are welcome.

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. All application materials should be submitted through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5657.

 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. Further information about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology may be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/sociology-and-anthropology.
6/15/15

Sociology & Anthropology: Sociology (tenure-stream position)

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Sociology at the level of Assistant Professor (Ph.D. expected prior to or shortly after time of hire) to begin fall semester 2016. We seek a scholar of social movements, broadly considered, preferably taking an intersectional approach to issues of power, politics, and justice. The successful candidate will contribute to one or more of the required courses in our sociology curriculum and will also have the opportunity to offer elective courses in their area of specialization. All Colgate University faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, which includes the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Review of applications will begin September 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, a C.V., one article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (ideally, at least one letter will address the candidate's teaching qualifications). Sample syllabi and other evidence of strong teaching experience are welcome.

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. All application materials should be submitted through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5633.

 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. Further information about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology may be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/sociology-and-anthropology.

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.
6/15/15