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Chemistry: Analytical (tenure-stream position)
Colgate University seeks to fill a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2017 at the assistant professor level. Ph.D. required. Duties include directing the analytical curriculum, and teaching instrumental methods, general chemistry, advanced courses in area of specialty, and associated laboratories, as well as directing a productive undergraduate research program. Candidates with research interests in environmental chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, materials characterization, forensics, or other interdisciplinary areas of analytical chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. 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. One year of research is required of all senior majors. Student participation in faculty research programs is strongly encouraged and supported, during both the academic year and summer. New faculty members receive generous start-up support, and student stipends for summer research are available. To apply, a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7904. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their application materials their approach to teaching, scholarship, and/or outreach in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Evaluation of the applications will begin October 24 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, please browse our web site at www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/chemistry. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational mission. Colgate is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college in the beautiful Chenango Valley of 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.
9/12/16
Chemistry: Biochemistry (tenure-stream position)
Colgate University seeks to fill an assistant professor position in the area of biochemistry beginning in Fall 2017. PhD required. The duties include teaching general chemistry and the appropriate upper-level biochemistry courses and associated laboratories, as well as directing an active undergraduate research program. 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 biochemistry research, including a dual beam x-ray diffractometer. One year of research is required of all senior majors. Student participation in faculty research programs is strongly encouraged and supported, during both the academic year and summer. New faculty members receive generous start-up support, and student stipends for summer research are available. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their application materials their approach to teaching, scholarship, and/or outreach in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Evaluation of the applications will begin October 14 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, please browse our web site at http://departments.colgate.edu/chemistry. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational mission. Colgate is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college in the beautiful Chenango Valley of central New York. To apply, candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7608.
8/9/16
East Asian Languages and Literatures: Modern Japanese Language and Literature (tenure-stream position)
Colgate University. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the Assistant Professor level in modern Japanese language and literature, beginning Fall semester 2017. Native or near-native command of both Japanese and English are required. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire, and college-level teaching experience is preferred. Teaching responsibilities include language at any level as well as modern Japanese literature in translation. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Asian Studies. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core. The position offers opportunities to be involved in other interdisciplinary programs such as Film and Media Studies, and Women’s Studies. The successful candidate will also direct in rotation a semester-long study-abroad program in Kyoto. The normal teaching load is five courses per year. Colgate is a highly selective undergraduate 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 East Asian Languages and Literatures department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/east-asian-languages-and-literatures. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7471. 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. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are very competitive. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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.
7/11/16
Economics: Microeconomics (1 or more tenure-stream positions)
The Economics Department at Colgate University invites applications for one or more tenure-stream positions in Microeconomics, beginning fall semester 2017. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in applied theory, and at least one successful candidate will teach game theory on a regular basis. 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 in a rural community in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. 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/8158. 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. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016, 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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. CONTACT: Bob Turner, 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
9/30/16
Educational Studies: Critical Disability and Inclusion Studies (tenure-stream position)
The Department of Educational Studies invites applications for tenure-stream position in Critical Disability and Inclusion Studies in Education at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning the Fall 2017. In addition to offering a major and minor concentration program in Educational Studies, we offer elementary and secondary education programs and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. The Educational Studies Department at Colgate is social-justice focused. All department faculty members are committed to providing a breadth of course offerings 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. 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. Within this statement, we would like to see evidence of carrying out this approach in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the community. 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/7260. Completion of PhD or EdD is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Review of application materials will begin August 19, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York. 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 University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
6/10/16
English: Creative Writing (2, 1-year positions)
Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of nonfiction and poetry 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 2017 to early May 2018) 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 $40,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided. Complete applications (deadline February 1, 2017) 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 or 20 single-spaced pages of poetry. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. Complete applications must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7876. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's education mission.
9/2816
Geology: Sedimentology (tenure-stream position)
The Department of Geology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Sedimentology/Surficial Processes at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2017. We seek an individual 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 but could include modern or ancient sedimentation, environmental sedimentology, geomorphology/surficial geology, and basin analysis. The successful applicant will teach Sedimentology/Surficial Processes 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 and involvement of undergraduates in research are expected. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Teaching courses in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program is also a strong possibility, depending on area of specialty. A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and reference letters must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7692. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their teaching statement how their approach to teaching might create an inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016 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 2900 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, micropaleontology lab, and geophysical equipment. Further information about the Geology department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/geology.
8/23/16
Libraries: Associate University Librarian
The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as Associate University Librarian. Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the Associate University Librarian assists the University Librarian with overall administration of the libraries particularly insuring that plans for the libraries’ strategic initiatives are communicated to all library stakeholders and are well planned, implemented, and assessed. Additionally, this position provides leadership, vision, and management for two important areas: (1) develop and sustain the Colgate Libraries’ staff and faculty library professional development program and (2) lead efforts to design systematic and sustainable approaches to scholarly communications outreach, manage the Digital Commons Repository, and design new services that support the broadest possible dissemination of scholarly output. Supports the University Librarian in vetting and advancing new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans and fostering a culture of collaboration and communication. Required Qualifications: Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program. Five years of progressively responsible experience in library management and public services. Two years of direct supervision of support staff and/or librarians. Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment. Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public. Additional information about Colgate University and the Colgate Libraries can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8033 .Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Review of application materials will begin on October 21, 2016 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
9/23/16
Libraries: Metadata and Cataloging
The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Metadata & Cataloging Services. Reporting to the University Librarian, the ideal candidate will provide experienced leadership in planning, creation, and management of metadata and cataloging services, authority control processes, and bibliographic maintenance activities for items and collections purchased/acquired, subscribed, or created by the Colgate University Libraries. The individual in this position will manage staff engaged in cataloging print, physical, and electronic media while integrating electronic resource workflows and introducing innovative practices leveraging advanced metadata, indexing and analytical features of the libraries’ ILS and digital platforms for improved discoverability of the Libraries’ resources including digital resources relating to the university’s heritage. Required Qualifications: Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited institution or program. Five years of progressively responsible experience in library metadata/cataloging. Experience with national bibliographic utilities (OCLC), integrated library systems, vendor cataloging services, authority control services, and automated routines for bibliographic maintenance. Experience in providing original cataloging for multiple formats. Professional understanding and working knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles including BIBFRAME, RDA, MARC21, AACR2, LCSH and LC classification and authority formats. Professional understanding and working knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata schemas, standards, and their applications, such as Dublin Core, METS and MODS, and familiarity with the evolution of technical services products and services. Two years experience and demonstrated skill in direct supervision of support staff or librarians, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring, coaching. Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative as a supervisor in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals. Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment. Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7936 Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Review of application materials will begin on October 17, 2016 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
9/23/16
Music: Musicology (tenure-stream position)
The Music Department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream assistant professor position in musicology with a secondary field in ethnomusicology, beginning fall, 2017. Completion of the Ph.D. in musicology is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in music history and ethnomusicology and may include music appreciation and music theory courses. Active performer preferred. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in university programs, including the Colgate Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Candidates should also describe in their cover letter how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body further the University’s educational mission. Application materials, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reference letters are submitted through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8117 . Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. 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 2900 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.
9/2716
Political Science: American Politics (2 tenure-stream positions)
The Department of Political Science at Colgate University invites applications for two appointments in American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2017. High scholarly promise and demonstrable excellence in teaching are essential. Candidates are expected to have completed a Ph.D. prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The department seeks candidates whose research and interests center on one or more of the following subjects: elections, public opinion and voting behavior; parties and interest groups; state politics and federalism; bureaucracy and policy implementation; political psychology; urban and local politics; political communication, gender and politics, and environmental politics. Americanists with an interest in comparing the U.S. to other democratic political systems are also invited to apply. Teaching includes a mix of introductory and upper-level courses to satisfy a five-course annual load. The successful candidate will also be 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, a short writing sample, and evidence of successful teaching via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7283. 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. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016. Address any additional questions or correspondence to: Professor Michael Hayes, Chair, American Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346 (Email address: mhayes@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 www.upstatenyherc.org. Colgate University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
5/11/16
Religion: Hinduism and South Asian Religions (tenure-stream position)
Colgate University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in HINDUISM AND SOUTH ASIAN RELIGIONS. The hire will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2017; completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to, or shortly after, the date of hire. Specialization is open, but candidates are expected to have scholarly proficiency in the texts of Hindu traditions and the pertinent classical languages, the larger religious context of South Asia, and the ability to address dimensions of Hinduism in the modern world. Training in Religious Studies and familiarity with issues in the study of religion are required. The annual five-course teaching load will include introductory and advanced courses in Hinduism and/or South(east) Asian Religions; Introduction to World Religions; and curricular contributions to Asian Studies. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The position offers opportunities to be involved in interdisciplinary university programs such as Africana and Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Women’s Studies. Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York. The University has an ambitious study abroad program. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. 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. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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. Cover letter, CV, and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7365. For questions you may contact, Lesleigh Cushing, Chair of Hinduism Search, lcushing@colgate.edu. Review of applications will begin October 24, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. Candidates not attending the meeting will be interviewed on Skype.
6/9/16
Writing & Rhetoric: Rhetoric (tenure-stream position)
The Department of Writing and Rhetoric at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2017. The department seeks a colleague prepared to contribute to its ongoing development of a program in rhetorical studies. Required qualifications: PhD required in Rhetoric and Composition or Rhetoric and Communications; university-level teaching experience in first-year writing. Specialties include transcultural rhetoric, comparative rhetoric, and/or global rhetorics. Secondary specialties include ethnic studies in fields such as African or African Diasporic Rhetorics, Asian Rhetorics, Latin American Rhetorics, and/or Native American Rhetorics. We are also interested in a scholar whose work transcends traditional boundaries and who views the blurring of cultural borders as critical to an understanding of contemporary rhetoric. Research interest in multilingual/translingual writing, transcultural literacy, and/or global civil discourses is desirable, and experience with or interest in employing new pedagogical technologies would be welcomed. Teaching responsibilities: five courses per year, including introductory writing as well as intermediate or advanced courses in writing and rhetoric. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Colgate University is a highly selective, undergraduate, liberal arts college with competitive salaries and benefits. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Letter of applications, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8068. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. 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 is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups minorities 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.
9/23/16