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Art and Art History: Global Contemporary Art (tenure-stream position)
The Art and Art History department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position as the Kindler Distinguished Historian of Global Contemporary Art at a rank commensurate with teaching experience and publications, beginning fall semester 2016. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The Kindler Distinguished Historian will develop and teach an array of undergraduate courses in transnational and global art and art institutions since 1970 in a coordinated art history and studio department.

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 practices across boundaries. An interest in helping to shape a new program in Museum Studies is also welcome. In the annual five-course load, regular teaching contributions will include an annual course in art and theory since 1960 as well as participation in all levels of the curriculum.

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. Letter of application, c.v., and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6420.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015, and will 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 [or other statement] 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 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.

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.
10/5/15
Chemistry: Chemistry/Biochemistry/Organic (2-year position)
The Department of Chemistry at Colgate University invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position beginning in the fall semester of 2016. The position is intended for a Ph.D. in any field of chemistry, especially organic chemistry or biochemistry, who is interested in a career in both teaching and research. The completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to the date of hire. The teaching responsibilities will include contributions to the introductory level chemistry curriculum, and, potentially, upper level courses within the visitor’s sub-discipline and general education courses in the university’s liberal arts CORE curriculum. Visitors will have the opportunity to conduct research in association with a senior faculty member and aid in the supervision of undergraduate research students.

They will also gain professional development through mentoring in teaching, research, and grant proposal writing. Please see http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/chemistry for information on current research within the department.

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university in the beautiful Chenango Valley of central New York. Colgate faculty members are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The department has excellent facilities and offers strong BA programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry. To apply, candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a description of teaching and research interests, and two letters of recommendation through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6986.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, and ways of life. Candidates should describe in their application materials their approach to teaching, scholarship, and/or outreach in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The review of applications will begin March 8, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants with dual¬‐career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and 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.
1/26/16
Computer Science: Computer Science (2-year position)
The Department of Computer Science at Colgate University invites applications for a two-year position in computer science at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2016. We encourage candidates in all areas of specialization to apply. Completion of a Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. In each semester, the successful candidate can expect to teach two courses plus associated laboratory sections. Teaching in the first year will focus on introductory courses in the department; however, there may be opportunities, especially in the second year, to teach upper-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Colgate offers support for travel to professional meetings and for professional development. Colgate also has opportunities for funding students to participate in the candidate's research projects.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of recommendation.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter or other statements their approach to teaching in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Application materials must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7046.

Colgate University is a highly selective liberal-arts college of 2900 undergraduate 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 scholarship. For more information about the department, please visit our website at http://cs.colgate.edu.

Colgate is an EEO/AA 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 http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Please direct questions to the department chair, Vijay Ramachandran, at vramachandran@colgate.edu.
2/12/16
East Asian Languages & Literatures: Japanese (1 year position)
Japanese Language, Literature, and Culture, Colgate University. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year position in Japanese at the level of visiting assistant professor, beginning August, 2016. A Ph.D. in hand or near completion and native or near-native command of both Japanese and English are required. The area of specialization is open.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach language at any level, as well as courses in Japanese literature and film and courses in Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The teaching load is five courses for the year. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference through Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications will begin May 2, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, student body, and staff further the university's educational mission. 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. Salary and benefits are competitive.

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.
4/15/16
Economics: Economics (1-year position(s))
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY D Microeconomics C Econometrics J1 Economics of Gender O Economic Development the Economics Department invites applications for one or more possible visiting assistant professor positions for the 2016-2017 academic year. Teaching responsibilities in each position would include courses in the departmental core (introduction to economics, intermediate microeconomics, or econometrics). In addition, the first position would include teaching either Gender Economics or Economic Development. Teaching load is 5 courses per year. Minimum qualifications include: Ph.D. or ABD in economics and a demonstrated ability or potential for high quality teaching. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange for submission of 3 letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7149.

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 March 31, 2016 and continue until positions are 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. Extensions of appointment are conditional upon teaching excellence and department need.

Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. CONTACT: Chad Sparber, Chair, Department of Economics, csparber@colgate.edu.
3/15/16
Libraries: Collections Archivist (continuing position)
The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, thoughtful, and forward-thinking individual to fill the position of Collections Archivist. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, the Collections Archivist accessions, arranges, describes and preserves manuscript and archival collections including University Archives records. The Collections Archivist also participates in records management activities for university records, including the management of electronic records, and provides records management instruction to university offices and departments.

The Collections Archivist supervises the department’s student workers and manages the reading room. The individual provides reference services to members of the Colgate community and other researchers and manages reproduction requests. In addition to supporting the department’s general instructional and outreach programs, the Collections Archivist works closely with the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist to support research being conducted in classes and for the university’s bicentennial celebrations.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description and qualifications can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html. Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7072. 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 April 18, 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. 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.
3/18/16
Mathematics: Mathematics (2-year position)
The Department of Mathematics of Colgate University is accepting applications for a 2-year visiting assistant professorship starting Fall 2016. Completion of a PhD in mathematics is expected prior to, or shortly after, the date of hire. Evidence of excellence in teaching is required. The successful candidate will, in the course of each academic year, teach five sections of our elementary courses (typically, calculus I, II, or III). Each semester there will be at most two different course preparations required.

A complete application requires a vita, a teaching statement, an unofficial graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation (at least two of which address teaching in detail), and a completed AMS Cover Sheet. 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.

We welcome interpretations of diversity in the broadest sense; diversity may occur in, but is not limited to, issues involving: age, culture, ethnicity, gender, political beliefs, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. All applicants should apply through mathjobs (at www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/8539). Review of applications will begin March 10, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts college of 2900 students situated 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. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
2/11/16
Music: Composition (1-year position)
The Music Department of Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in composition for 2016-17. PhD, DMA or ABD preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include 5 courses: composition, digital music studio twice, harmony I, and basic musicianship and songwriting. Application materials, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reference letters are submitted through:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7209.

Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2016, and will 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 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.
4/11/16
Music: Musicology/Ethnomusicology (1-year position)
The Music Department at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in musicology with a secondary field in ethnomusicology, beginning fall, 2016. Ph.D. or ABD in musicology preferred. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in music history, music appreciation and ethnomusicology. The successful candidate may also be asked to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Application materials, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitae, are three reference letters are submitted through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6916. Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2016 and will 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 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.

Further information about the Department of Music can be found at:http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/music.
1/4/16
Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience (1-year position)
The Department of Psychology at Colgate University announces a one-year visiting position beginning fall semester 2016 in the area of cognitive neuroscience. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college where excellence in teaching and research are expected and supported. The appointee will join a psychology and neuroscience faculty deeply committed to a strong, research-oriented program; the research activities of visiting staff are valued and supported. The teaching load is equivalent to five courses per year. Teaching responsibilities are likely to include staff-taught courses (e.g., Biological Psychology, Introduction to Neuroscience), upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty area, and supervision of senior thesis work. Review of applications will begin March 21, 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. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7086. 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.
2/25/16
Psychology: Social or Personality (2-year position)
The Department of Psychology at Colgate University invites applications for a two-year replacement position in social or personality psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor beginning fall semester 2016. Area of research is open. 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 committed to excellence in both scholarship and teaching and to a curriculum that integrates psychology and neuroscience perspectives. 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 or Personality Psychology, upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty area, and supervision of senior thesis work. The department values and supports research activities of visiting staff.

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. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7027.

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.
2/8/16
Romance Languages: French (1 year position)
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate invites applications for a one year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of French beginning fall 2016. Completion of the PhD is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. There is a possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on departmental needs. Candidates should have a record of excellence in teaching in French language and literature. Although the field of specialization is open, the successful candidate will have considerable training as a generalist and will be able to teach survey courses and undergraduate seminars in literature, as well as intermediate and advanced language classes.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Letter of application, vita, a dossier, letters of recommendation, and a transcript must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7212.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter or other statements their approach to teaching in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.
4/12/16
Romance Languages: Spanish (2 positions)
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate University invites applications for two positions as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, both beginning fall term 2016.

The first is a one-year position where the candidate should have a record of successful teaching in the Spanish language and a demonstrable ability to teach undergraduate courses in Peninsular 19th­century literature. Letter of application, vita and letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7213.

The second is a two-year position where the candidate will teach Spanish language and Latin American literature, including fourth­ and fifth­ semester Spanish language. Letter of application, vita and letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7214.

For both positions, completion of the PhD is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The successful candidates will also be expected to participate in all university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter or other statements their approach to teaching in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2016, and continue until the positions are filled. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.
4/12/16