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Biology: Plant (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 Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity, teach an elective course called Biology of Plants, and 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, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5601. 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 June 29, 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.
5/28/15

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

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

Library: Systems Librarian

Systems Librarian, Colgate University Libraries Come join our team at Colgate! We are looking for 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/5522. 

Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide e-mail addresses for three references. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 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
4/22/15

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 (http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/arts-on-campus/longyear-museum-of-anthropology). 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 (http://www.colgate.edu/academics/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