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Art & Art History: Kindler Chair in Global Contemporary Art/Art Historian (tenure-stream position)
Colgate University Announces the Kindler Chair in Global Contemporary Art Colgate University seeks applications and nominations for an art historian with an international reputation and a distinguished record of research, publications, and teaching to fill the Kindler Chair in Global Contemporary Art. The appointment, to be made at the associate or full rank, will begin in the fall of 2014.

This position will support the development and teaching of undergraduate courses in transnational and global art and art institutions since 1970. The area of specialization is open but the candidate’s research focus should be relevant to the shifting terrain of contemporary art and in particular to the interaction of aesthetic and cultural ideals across boundaries. The Kindler Chair is also expected to contribute to Colgate’s university-wide interdisciplinary programs.

The position includes a very competitive salary, a travel and research budget, as well as the opportunity for collaboration with Colgate’s newly planned Center for Art and Culture.

Please send nominations or letters of interest to Professor Mary Ann Calo, Chair, Kindler Chair Search Committee, mcalo@colgate.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff further the university’s educational mission. Visa assistance for international candidates may be available. 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 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. Get more information about the Department of Art and Art History.
9/24/13
Computer Science: Computer Science (tenure-stream position)
The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a tenure stream position in computer science at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2014. Completion of a Ph.D. in computer science is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. A strong interest in both teaching and research is also expected. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in mobile computing, human-computer interfaces and graphics, or cloud computing though strong applicants in other areas will also be considered. The successful applicant will teach courses in their area of expertise, help staff department courses, and also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. 

Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2800 students situated in a picturesque village in central New York. The department offers excellent teaching and research facilities, and the university is committed to promoting excellence in both teaching and research. A letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation should be submitted here.

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, please browse our web site http://cs.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 http://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 form historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 
11/1/13
Computer Science: Computer Science (2-year position)
The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a two-year visiting position in computer science at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2014. Completion of a Ph.D. in computer science is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. A strong interest in both teaching and research is also expected. Applicants are sought in all areas of computer science.

The successful applicant will help staff department courses and be encouraged to participate in all-university programs. Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2800 students situated in a picturesque village in central New York. The department offers excellent teaching and research facilities, and the university is committed to promoting excellence in both teaching and research.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, research and teaching statements should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications will begin March 1, 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.
12/20/13
Educational Studies: Foundations/Policy/Philosophy (1-year position)
The Department of Educational Studies at Colgate University seeks a one-year (with possibility of renewal) visiting assistant professor in Foundations of Education beginning Fall 2014. The ideal candidate would have a strong interdisciplinary background and will be able to teach our introductory class, The American School, and upper-level courses on their research. We are looking for scholars who have an active program of interdisciplinary research and teaching interests in any of the following areas: critical policy studies, urban education, feminist philosophies of education, and curriculum studies.

Candidates committed to and with experience in social action pedagogies are especially encouraged to apply. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply, Ph.D. or Ed.D in Foundations of Education preferred. The candidate will contribute to our major/minor programs as well as our teacher certification programs. All Colgate faculty are also expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Please see the website for more information.

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in central New York and the faculty is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Educational Studies Department is social justice focused. All our faculty are committed to providing a breadth of course offerings to students interested in studying education broadly, including students who are interested in gaining a critical understanding of larger educational phenomena and students planning a career in teaching.

A letter of application, current vita, a statement of a teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, and at least three letters of reference must be submitted here. Review of application materials will begin March 24, 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 upstatenyherc.org. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff furthers the University’s educational mission.

Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and from historically underrepresented groups candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
2/26/14
History: Bicentennial Research Fellow (2 year position)
Visiting Assistant Professor, two-year position beginning Fall 2014 with primary responsibilities as a Colgate Bicentennial Research Fellow, to assist with research on the history of Colgate, mainly within the university archives; and to assist with bicentennial events, including the development of traveling and on-campus exhibits, a web-based history project, and other related activities.

The position also includes the possibility of teaching one or more courses in the History Department. Applicants should have History Ph.D. in hand. Preference will be given to candidates with fields in one or more of the following areas: the history of higher education, digital humanities, public history, oral history, US history.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body is an important part of furthering the university’s educational mission. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference through Academic Jobs Online.

Address any preliminary questions to Jill Harsin, History Department, as Chair of the Search Committee, at jharsin@colgate.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

2/18/14
Peace & Conflict Studies: Peace & Conflict Studies (1- or 2-year position)
The Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Colgate University (PCON) seeks a visiting assistant professor for a one-year term, with possible renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will have expertise in issues of broad concern to the field of peace and conflict studies, including but not limited to regional or transnational conflict, ethnic or religious conflict, conflict over resources, post-conflict societies, or human rights.

Candidates may have expertise, including fieldwork, in any geographical area. We welcome applicants with disciplinary training in sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations, international studies, history, or geography. Completion of the PhD is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The successful candidate will teach at all levels of the program, beginning with the Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (PCON 111), and other courses consistent with the candidate’s interests and the program’s needs. Please consult the peace and conflict studies website for more information.

The person whom we hire will also have the opportunity to contribute to program activities, including lectures, workshops, and events that support faculty scholarship. The successful candidate may be asked to contribute courses to the university’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Founded in 1970, the PCON program is among the most dynamic at Colgate, attracting excellent students who are interested in the wider world and the program’s emphasis on theory and practice. Faculty are housed within the program itself and are drawn from departments across the institution. Colgate University is a highly selective, residential liberal arts college in Central New York. Its faculty practice excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Colgate, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body to further the university’s academic mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Campus interviews are expected in late March. A letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of less than thirty pages must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Sample syllabi are welcome.
12/16/13
Physics & Astronomy: Postdoc in Physics (2-year position)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Colgate University invites applications for a teaching & research postdoctoral fellowship beginning fall semester 2014. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to the date of hire. The fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D. recipient interested in teaching and doing research in the area of experimental atomic, optical or laser physics at a liberal arts college.

This is a full-time, two-year position with duties divided between teaching (1.5 course equivalents per semester) and research during the academic year, and full-time research during the summer months. The teaching component will include teaching physics at the introductory level, with a possibility of upper-level courses, and teaching a course in our liberal arts scientific perspectives curriculum aimed at a general student population.

Research will be conducted in association with the experimental quantum optics program of Prof. Enrique Galvez. The department has excellent teaching and research facilities and offers strong BA programs in Physics and Astronomy-Physics.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university in the beautiful Chenango Valley of central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae plus a description of teaching experience and objectives, and a short description of research experience. 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. At least two letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications, and one should address the candidate’s research experience. They must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin March 24, 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.
2/6/14
Psychology: Social Psychology (1-year position)
The Department of Psychology at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year replacement position in social psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor beginning fall semester 2014. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in central New York. The appointee will join a psychology and neuroscience faculty of teacher/scholars deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program. 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. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. 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/jos/4010. 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.
4/17/14
Religion: Hinduism & South Asian Religions (2-year position)
COLGATE UNIVERSITY’S Department of Religion seeks candidates for a TWO-YEAR Visiting Assistant Professor in HINDUISM AND SOUTH ASIAN RELIGIONS to begin Fall Term 2014. Specialization is open, although concentration in the modern period is preferred. Training in Religious Studies and familiarity with problems and issues in the study of religion required. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Ability to teach a course in “Health and the Body in Asian Religions” is desired. The successful candidate will contribute to Colgate’s Asian Studies program and its Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Teaching load is 5 courses per year. Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts college located in central New York with an ambitious study abroad program. 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. 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 letters of reference must be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jos/4015. For questions you may contact Chris Vecsey, Chair of Hinduism Search, cvecsey@colgate.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
4/18/14
Sociology & Anthropology: Anthropology (1-2 year position)
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting position (with possibility of a second year) in cultural anthropology at the level of Assistant Professor, to commence in the Fall 2014 semester (Ph.D. expected by time of appointment). Regional area of focus is open; competitive candidates would have expertise in one or more of the following topical areas: Gender and Sexuality, Medical Anthropology, and Political Anthropology.

All Colgate University faculty are expected to participate in all-University programs, which includes the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2014, 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, c.v., one article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (ideally, at least one letter will address the candidate’s teaching qualifications). All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

Colgate is a highly selective, liberal arts college located in 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.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University’s educational mission. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
12/20/13