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The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in African American literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2020. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching assignment of five courses per year includes the introductory American literature course and advanced courses in the full range of African American literature. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Please submit letter of application, vita, writing sample, and three letters of reference through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14475. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their letter of application how their approach to teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle, January 9-12, 2020, or, for candidates who cannot attend the convention, via remote technology. 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 state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. 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, 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.

The Africana and Latin American Studies Program (ALST) at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in African American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2020. Completion of Ph.D. (or equivalent) is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Area of specialization is open to any aspect of the contemporary African American experience. A strong interest in both scholarship/artistic practice and teaching is expected.

ALST is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the histories and cultures of African Americans in the United States, and the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. We seek a teacher-scholar whose research agenda is situated at the intersections of disciplines within the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Preference will be given to applicants who draw on theories, methods, and approaches in Africana Studies. The successful candidate will teach both introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in their area of expertise. Applicants who can teach Introduction to African American Studies, The Black Diaspora, critical race theory, or interdisciplinary research methods courses are desirable. The successful candidate will fulfill the expectation that all Colgate faculty participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, CV, three current reference letters, and a sample of scholarship or creative work must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14186. The cover letter or dossier should describe the candidate’s philosophy about and experience with a) scholarly research, b) undergraduate teaching, and c) the ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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 Africana and Latin American Studies Program can be found at https://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/africana-and-latin-american-studies. 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 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.

The chemistry department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in biochemistry/chemical biology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2020.

A PhD in biochemistry, chemical biology, chemistry, or a closely related field is required. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach foundational and advanced classes and labs in biochemistry, teach general chemistry, direct an undergraduate research program in biochemistry or related interdisciplinary fields, and participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests have a substantial experimental component. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a description of research plans, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14063. The teaching statement should include a consideration of the candidate’s relevant coursework, experiences, and/or other qualifications to teach biochemistry and general chemistry. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in a one-page diversity statement how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Evaluation of applications will begin September 13 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.

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 chemistry department offers strong BA programs in biochemistry and chemistry and has excellent facilities for teaching and 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. Further information about the chemistry department can be found 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 Veteran 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.

The Department of Computer Science at Colgate University invites applications for up to three tenure-stream positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2020. Completion of a Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. A strong interest in both research and teaching is expected.

We welcome applications from candidates who complement and broaden our program and encourage candidates from all areas of research specialization to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, including introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses, including new courses in their area of expertise. In addition, we expect successful applicants to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

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 a strong and diverse student body and state-of-the art teaching and research facilities, and the university is committed to promoting excellence in both teaching and research. Faculty members have access to funding for travel, research supplies, and academic-year and summer student researchers. For more information about the department and the position, please visit our website at www.colgate.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed after this date until all positions are filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Colgate strives to make all students feel welcome, respected, and fully included in the classroom. Candidates should describe in their cover letter or in other statements their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Submit applications at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14420.

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, and all 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. We welcome dual-position applications; in this case, each candidate should submit a separate application. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. Disclosure of dual-career considerations is entirely at the discretion of the applicants.

Please direct questions to the department chair, Joel Sommers, at jsommers@colgate.edu.

The Economics Department at Colgate University invites applications for two tenure-stream positions beginning fall semester 2020. We have teaching needs in economic development and gender economics; preference will be given to candidates whose research interests are in either of these areas. 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/14707.

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, 2019, 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 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.

CONTACT: Chad Sparber, Department of Economics, Colgate University; 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Further information about the department and this ad can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/economics

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 2020. Completion of Ph.D. in physics or a related field is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire; 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.

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, 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-programs/department-physics-and-astronomy.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates must include in their application materials a brief statement explaining how their teaching and/or mentorship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. Guidance on writing these statements can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-programs/department-physics-and-astronomy/hiring. Additional application materials must include a cover letter, CV and three references who may be asked 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. In addition to submitting the names, candidates are also encouraged to ask recommenders to submit their letters of recommendation at the time of application.

All documents must be submitted through www.academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14152. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 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 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.

The Economics Department at Colgate University invites applications for two tenure-stream positions beginning fall semester 2020. We have teaching needs in gender economics and economic development; preference will be given to candidates whose research interests are in either of these areas. 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/14709.

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, 2019, 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 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.

CONTACT: Nicole Simpson, Department of Economics, Colgate University; 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Further information about the department and this ad can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/economics

The Department of Geology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Paleontology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2020.

We seek an individual with a Ph.D. 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 invertebrate or vertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, micropaleontology, paleoecology, or paleoclimatology. The successful applicant will teach introductory courses for non-majors, an intermediate-level Paleontology course for majors, as well as develop upper-level courses in their area of specialty. Participation in the Geology Department's summer field courses and meaningful involvement of undergraduates in research are expected. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and two reference letters must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14050. Review of applications will begin September 27th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  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. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Geology Department comprises seven faculty, a senior lecturer, and a technician. Analytical facilities include SEM-EDS, XRF, XRD, ICP-MS, IC, AA, stable isotope mass spectrometer, micropaleontology lab, and geophysical equipment. Further information about the Geology department can be found at www.colgate.edu/geology.

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

The Department of Art and Art History welcomes applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Video Art at the assistant professor level beginning fall term 2020. Artistic practice and teaching specialties may include experimental film/video, animation, documentary, and other time-based and/or hybrid media rooted in the moving image, such as performance, installation, and augmented reality. Applicants should be prepared to teach beginning and advanced courses in video art as a studio practice, including an introductory studio course spanning theory and practice across artistic media, advanced projects in studio art and capstone senior projects. The Assistant Professor in Video Art will advise senior studio art theses, and contribute to the interdisciplinary Film and Media Studies concentration. The successful candidate will also be responsible for overseeing the department’s video art facilities, will assume a leadership role in envisioning the video art curriculum, and will be an integral contributor to the programming in Golden Auditorium, a state-of-the-art 150 seat theater with 35mm, 16mm, and digital projection capacity. All faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Completion of MFA or equivalent terminal degree is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The teaching load is five courses per year.

Application Procedure: Letter of application, CV, three current letters of recommendation, examples of recent work and examples of students’ work may be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14386. Examples of recent work and students’ work (from the college level or from other teaching opportunities) can be submitted following the directions supplied at Academic Jobs Online or via an included URL. Potential studio art project prompts will also be considered if student work is unavailable. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their application how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin November 22, 2019 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 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.

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. Further information about the Department of Art and Art History can be found here.

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.