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Africana and Latin American Studies
The Program in Africana and Latin American Studies at Colgate University invites applications for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, beginning fall semester 2019. A Ph.D. is required. Africana and Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program studying the histories and cultures - both material and expressive – of African Americans and the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The program houses four majors/minors, allowing students to specialize in one of the above areas, and draws on faculty across the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and areas of interdisciplinary expertise. Signature aspects of the program include participation in the National Model African Union simulation, full semester study groups at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa), as well as short term three-week extended study travel attached to courses. Opportunities to develop new off-campus study courses, both in the United States and abroad, are available. We seek a senior scholar with an established record of published interdisciplinary research, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and experience in leadership and community building. Discipline and geographic area(s) of research are open. Desirable substantive areas include critical race theory, pan-Africanism, Diaspora or Black Atlantic studies and/or postcolonial studies. Desirable course offerings include The Black Diaspora (a wide-ranging over view course for first-and second-year students), the capstone thesis seminar for seniors majoring in interdisciplinary area studies, and a junior-level course on critical race theory, serving majors and non-majors, as well as electives in the candidates’ area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The MacArthur Professor is not expected to direct the program immediately upon arrival, but is expected to assume an administrative role, in rotation with other program faculty, in the future. Duties of the Program Director include scheduling courses, advising students, and leading the search for new faculty as positions arise. The MacArthur Professor is also expected to provide mentoring to junior faculty and to contribute to envisioning the program’s growth and future direction. A CV, cover letter, and names of three references must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11368. The cover letter should detail the candidates’ research program, teaching philosophy and record of engagement with and leadership of interdisciplinary academic programs. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship and community service might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin October 1 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. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, or any categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Program in Africana and Latin American Studies can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/africana-and-latin-american-studies.

8/2/18

Art & Art History
The Art and Art History department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position as the Kindler Family Assistant Professor in Global Contemporary Art, beginning fall semester 2019. Salary commensurate with teaching experience and publications. This is a generously endowed position that comes with an enhanced research fund at the assistant level. In addition to courses in their regional, cultural, or otherwise defined area of expertise, the historian of Global Contemporary Art will teach undergraduate courses in transnational, global, or cross-cultural approaches to contemporary art and art institutions in a combined art history and studio department. In the annual five-course load, regular teaching contributions will include courses on global contemporary art up to the present day, as well as other electives of the successful candidate's own design. Responsibilities also include senior thesis advising. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. An interest in contributing to our new program in Museum Studies is also welcome. Letter of application, c.v., and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11538. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their application how their approach to teaching might create an inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018, 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. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. 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.

8/8/18

Chemistry (1-year position)
Colgate University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the Chemistry Department at the Assistant Professor level. A PhD is required. Duties will include contributing to the foundational and advanced curriculum in biochemistry, as well as introductory chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to direct an active undergraduate research program in biochemistry or related interdisciplinary fields. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in university-wide programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The Department offers strong BA programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry and has excellent facilities for research. New faculty members receive generous start-up support. Student participation in faculty research programs is strongly encouraged and supported; one year of research is required of all senior majors, and student stipends for summer research are available. To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11507. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in a one-page statement how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion. The description of teaching interests should include a consideration of how the candidate can contribute to the biochemistry curriculum in addition to addressing their broader approach to teaching. Evaluation of applications will begin September 28 and will continue until the position is filled. Colgate is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college in the beautiful Chenango Valley of central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. For more information about the department, please browse our web site at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/chemistry. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans 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.

8/2/18

Film Studies (Tenure Stream)
The Film and Media Studies program at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Media and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2019. We seek applications from scholars working at the intersection of media theory, culture, and technology. The candidate should be well versed in media history and theory as teaching responsibilities will include our required Introduction to Film and Media Studies in addition to introductory and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. As importantly, the position offers opportunities to collaborate with faculty and departments across the disciplines to develop courses that explore film and media. Ongoing contributions to the program’s longstanding tradition of bringing a diverse group of film, video, and media artists as well as media scholars to campus will be integral to the position, as will curating screenings and organizing special events. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Letter of application, CV, and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11471. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as their ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 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. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other category covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

8/2/18

Physics & Astronomy (Tenure Stream)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in experimental physics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2019. A Ph.D. degree in physics or related field by the date of hire is required; teaching and postdoctoral research experiences are desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate physics courses at all levels of the curriculum, participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, and involve students in research. Preference will be given to candidates who will engage in laboratory-based on-campus physics research. Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, and separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Candidates should arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation. At least one person providing a recommendation should be able to address the candidate’s teaching qualifications, and at least one should be very familiar with the candidate’s research experience and potential for supervising students in undergraduate research. All documents must be submitted through www.academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11558. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 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. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other category covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Its faculty have a strong commitment to teaching, and engage in successful research that receives support from both external and internal funding sources, including start-up funding. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has excellent teaching and research facilities. Further information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/physics-astronomy.

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