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Open Positions

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral research position in earthquake seismology at Colgate University with an anticipated start date in spring/summer 2021. A successful applicant will collaborate in constructing a model of the Alaskan subduction zone using surface wave tomography. This position also offers a unique opportunity to receive formal mentorship in teaching at the undergraduate level, including course design and delivery, and to gain experience teaching one class per year as the instructor of record.

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. 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 backgrounds.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current C.V., contact information for three professional references, a 2-page statement of their research experience and trajectory, and a statement of their teaching philosophy, including any teaching/mentorship training or experience. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

Applications must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17734. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 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 https://upstate-ny.hercjobs.org/jobs.

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.

Please direct any questions to Aubreya Adams at aadams@colgate.edu.

We seek a postdoctoral researcher for a 2-year position at Colgate University to work on optical physics research with complex light. The position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. We are interested in an experimental researcher with experience in optics, with preference given to those familiar with complex-light beams and associated hardware, such as spatial light modulators and parametric down-conversion. Available facilities at Colgate include numerous types of lasers, spatial light modulators and other optical hardware, including 6 optical tables set up with ongoing classical and quantal studies.

The primary duties of this position involve designing and performing experiments on complex-light problems. Current ones include studies of non-diffractive “pendulum” beams to simulate quantum mechanical problems, studies of “Einstein beams” that follow gravitationally lensed trajectories, creating 3-d fields of spatially-variable polarization, and quantum imaging of spatial modes of single photons and their biomedical applications. This work will be done in collaboration with Prof. Enrique “Kiko” Galvez and Colgate University undergraduates. For those interested in eventually moving on to an academic position, the option exists to supervise undergraduate students in research and to be mentored in excellence in teaching within the curriculum at Colgate.

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in the picturesque village of Hamilton, 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 work in optical physics research. 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/17904 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/17904 by March 1, 2021; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Email inquiries to Enrique Galvez (egalvez@colgate.edu) are welcome.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR EDUCATIONAL STUDIES The Department of Educational Studies at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Foundations of Education beginning Fall semester 2021. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The Department of Educational Studies utilizes socially engaged and committed frameworks to create a reflective environment where students cultivate a critical understanding of power and privilege. Our faculty provide a breadth of course offerings to students interested in studying education broadly, including students who want to gain political, social, and cultural understandings of larger educational phenomena and/or students planning a career in teaching. The ideal candidate will have a strong interdisciplinary background and will be able to teach our introductory class (“The American School”) as well as upper-level courses based on the candidate’s research interests. In particular, we encourage applicants whose scholarly and pedagogical interests engage some of the following subfields of Educational Studies: Indigenous Studies; Transnational Studies (with particular focus in the Global South); Im/migration; and/or Latinx Studies. The successful candidate may also be asked 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 teaching statement how their approach to teaching and scholarship might support the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion. A cover letter that addresses the requirements outlined above, CV, a scholarly writing sample, a brief statement of teaching philosophy that describes a potential course or two the candidate would be willing to teach related to their research, and the names and contact information of at least three references must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18555. References might be asked to submit letters at a later date. Review of applications will begin Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 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 https://upstate-ny.hercjobs.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, status as 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. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state on the territories of the Oneida people. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Department of Educational Studies can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments/educational-studies.

Any questions can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Mark Stern (mstern@colgate.edu).

The Department of the Classics at Colgate University invites applications for an approved one-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2021. The department seeks applicants experienced in the teaching of Latin and Greek at all levels; experience with courses on classical mythology, ancient civilization, and literature in translation is also desirable. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The teaching load is five courses per year and will include participation in the university-wide interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and a brief writing sample must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18667. Colgate University 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 June 22, 2021, 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 https://upstate-ny.hercjobs.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. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2,900 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Colgate University has an opening beginning Fall 2021 for a full-time position. The primary responsibility will be teaching introductory physics laboratories for the non-calculus courses: Physics 111 (mechanics) in the fall and Physics 112 (electricity and magnetism) in the spring. For Fall 2021, the 3-hour labs are scheduled for at least three afternoons. In the spring and following semesters, there will be three to four laboratory sections per week, depending on enrollment. In addition, the position will include other options for working with students and improving pedagogy, particularly organizing our peer-led workshops for the Physics 111-112 sequence. Strong candidates will be able to guide student workshop leaders, tutors, and mentors from across the physics curriculum to develop good pedagogical practices and enable positive interactions between students. The position may also include other activities such as advising students who are interested in teaching careers, developing new lab experiments and pedagogies, assessing teaching effectiveness, and helping to create an inclusive and exciting learning environment for all students at Colgate, including students from groups typically under-represented in physics and astronomy. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in the village of Hamilton, in central New York. The Physics and Astronomy Department is located in the Ho Science Center, housing dedicated laboratories for teaching and research, plus support facilities for building or upgrading laboratory infrastructure. The department has 11 continuing faculty members. For more information see our website: https://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-programs/department-physics-and-astronomy. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a document describing previous teaching and student mentoring experience, and two letters of recommendation to be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18798. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Letters should primarily address teaching experience. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree, while a master’s degree in physics or science education is preferred. 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. 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 https://upstate-ny.hercjobs.org/jobs. Email inquiries to Enrique Galvez (egalvez@colgate.edu) are welcome.

Join the Colgate University Libraries!

Looking for an opportunity that provides for a broad library experience?

Interested in assessing, enhancing, and complementing the existing collections to ensure they are reflective of the diversity of the University’s community?

Interested in joining a small library team exploring creative ways to advance an academic library?

Enjoy working closely with students and faculty at a small liberal arts university?

Colgate University Libraries invites applications for an Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian. This 12-month library faculty position mentors and supports a staff of three in managing library acquisitions and electronic resources. Additionally, the librarian will help develop the University’s strategy for acquiring and maintaining electronic resources and will support the teaching and learning that characterizes current, effective higher education. It is an expectation that a librarian in this position will develop expertise in all aspects of electronic resource management and acquisitions through participation in workshops, webinars, professional associations and networks.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian will also manage the acquisitions budget including tracking monies allocated, encumbered, and expended for different types of collections and subject areas. This will require establishing effective business relationships with current and prospective publishers, subscription agents, electronic resources vendors, and consortia. Working collaboratively, the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian will train and mentor staff to ensure effective operations and build understanding of evolving practices, trends, and standards.

In addition, the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian will develop partnerships with faculty to provide support in building the collection around individual research needs. Work closely with library liaisons to provide comprehensive support in building the Libraries’ collection around curricular needs and faculty research. Develop strategic partnerships with campus stakeholders to broadly promote the use of the collection in support of Colgate’s Colgate University's Third-Century Plan.

As articulated in the University Libraries’ Strategic Directions, we aspire to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of library operations including collections, accessible spaces, staffing and services. We provide welcoming spaces for our users whose differences we recognize and respect. As a corollary, we aspire to create a collaborative culture in the Libraries that encourages open dialogue, creativity, and experimentation. Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body are especially welcome. Additional information is available from “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Colgate University”.

We seek a flexible and creative thinker who is eager to contribute to a reimagining of the library. The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively, to develop their own ideas and to grow professionally within this position.

All library faculty are expected to participate in library faculty governance; engage in service to the Colgate University community; serve on library and university committees; demonstrate an active commitment to the library profession by engaging in research, professional development, and other activities related to continuing appointment and promotion.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent degree (degree completed before beginning of appointment). 

Ability to work strategically in a team environment. 

Evidence of creative and strategic problem-solving. 

Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

An attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications
Supervisory experience. 

Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience with, monographic acquisition and ordering platforms.

Experience with negotiating contracts and license agreements. 

Experience working in an academic library. 

Experience working with Electronic Resource Management Systems (ERM) 

We expect the successful candidate to be stronger in some qualifications listed above than others; we are committed to helping our future colleague expand their skills, and hope to learn from their areas of strength.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. All applicants are asked to submit a diversity and inclusion statement and research and professional development statement. These can be submitted through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18907

Diversity and inclusion statement (250-500 words): What initiatives or contributions in the area of DEI are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive work environment? Please also briefly describe what you have learned working with diverse populations.

Research and professional development statement (250-500 words): Please outline your scholarship and professional development plans and goals, as well as any resources that you will need for pursuing these interests (national or international conferences, collaborators, workshops, etc.). How do you envision Colgate University Libraries supporting you and contributing to your success in accomplishing these goals?

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.

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 https://upstate-ny.hercjobs.org/jobs/search.

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.