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To aid in the accomplishment of the University's mission, Colgate supports its faculty members with an extensive array of programs and benefits.

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Open Positions

We seek a postdoctoral researcher for a 3-year position at Colgate University to work in the area of superconducting neuromorphic computing. The position is sponsored by Microsoft who is collaborating with Colgate on investigating the application of neuromorphic computing to quantum computing. See references below [1,2] for prior work in this area and the announcement [3] of the Colgate-Microsoft partnership. We are interested in an experienced experimental researcher to design, simulate and test superconducting circuits to understand their capabilities as neuromorphic components. Available facilities at Colgate include two low-temperature testing systems, a helium liquefier and recovery system, cryogenic sample mounting capability, high-fidelity electronic readout of superconducting circuits, and superconducting circuit design and simulation software. Additionally, by virtue of the Microsoft sponsorship, the postdoctoral researcher will enjoy exposure to relevant experts and resources within the global Microsoft Quantum program. 

The primary duties of this position involve designing and performing experiments and, for clarity, the employer for the position is Colgate. For those interested in eventually moving on to an academic position, the option exists to supervise undergraduate students in research and to teach in the Physics and Astronomy curriculum at Colgate. This position could serve as stepping-stone to a teacher-scholar position at a liberal-arts University. 

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in a picturesque village in central New York. The physics and astronomy department has nine faculty members housed in the new Ho Science Center, which is configured to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research. The department maintains well-equipped research laboratories in quantum and optical physics, condensed matter physics, superconducting electronics, computational physics, biophysics, planetary science, and observational astronomy. Please visit our website https://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-programs/department-physics-and-astronomy for information regarding our facilities, programs and faculty expertise. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (CV) as well as a short description of research experience that emphasizes experience in one or more of the following areas: cryogenics, superconductivity, circuit design, low noise and/or high-speed electronics, sample mounting and preparation, electronic and electromagnetic simulation, neural networks and neuromorphic computing. The CV should include research experience, publications, and the names of two individuals who have agreed to submit letters of recommendation. Candidates should also arrange for letters from those individuals to be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/program/15042 by the deadline below. Letters should primarily address research, speaking to the candidate’s prior accomplishments and future potential. 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 colleagues and students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. 

 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 Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any 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. 

For full consideration, applications should be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/program/15042 by December 10, 2019; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Email inquiries to Ken Segall (ksegall@colgate.edu) are welcome. 

[1] P. Crotty, D. Schult, and K. Segall, Phys Rev E. 82 011914 (2010). 
[2] K. Segall, M. LeGro, S. Kaplan, O. Svitelskiy, S. Khadka, P. Crotty, and D. Schult, Phys Rev E. 95 032220 (2017). 
[3] https://news.colgate.edu/2019/06/prof-segall-to-explore-neuromorphic-computing-in-collaboration-with-microsoft.html/

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. This year we invite applications for:

  • One fellowship in nonfiction
  • One fellowship in poetry

Writers 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 2020 to early May 2021) 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 $42,745 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.

Complete applications, due by February 15, 2020, consist of:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate's abilities as a teacher
  • A maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose or 20 single-sided pages of poetry. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger.

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.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York State. The Colgate faculty is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Department of English.

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 Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Writing & Rhetoric at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Rhetoric and Composition, beginning fall semester 2020. The department seeks a colleague who can contribute to the ongoing development of its liberal arts program in rhetoric, writing, and speaking.

Required qualifications: PhD, completed or near completion in rhetoric and composition; demonstrated excellence in teaching introductory and intermediate writing. Preferred secondary specialties include history and theory of rhetoric, rhetorics of race, gender, ethnicity, culture, and/or popular culture, composition pedagogy, or public speaking.

Teaching responsibilities for the year consist of five courses. There will be an opportunity to teach or develop a new course that would contribute to the Writing & Rhetoric minor concentration.

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15829. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their approach to teaching and scholarship might create an inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2020 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 veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence and 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. Colgate University 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.

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Spanish, beginning fall semester 2020. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in Latin American literature. Preference will be given to candidates working in Contemporary narrative, Colonial or Nineteenth-century literature. Normal teaching load is 5 courses per year. Teaching responsibilities include Spanish language and literature courses from the intermediate to the advanced seminar level. The successful candidate may be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, CV, three current reference letters, and evidence of teaching effectiveness must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15958. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. In their cover letters, candidates should describe how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews of selected candidates will be held via video conferencing later in March. 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 veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, or any 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.

The Department of Chemistry at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in any area of chemistry beginning in the fall semester of 2020. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to the date of hire. The successful candidate will teach an annual five-course load with contributions to the introductory level chemistry curriculum and upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Visitors will have the opportunity, if desired, to conduct research and aid in the supervision of undergraduate research students. They will also gain professional development through mentoring in teaching and conducting research at an undergraduate institution. 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. The department has excellent facilities and offers strong BA programs in chemistry and biochemistry. Further information about the chemistry department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/chemistry. To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching interests (maximum of two pages), research interests (maximum of one page), and two letters of recommendation through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16256. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin April 30, 2020, 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. 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 Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any 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.