Colgate University, Department of Educational Studies

Position ID:Colgate-Department of Educational Studies-VAP [#18555]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Foundations of Education
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Education / Latinx Studies, Foundations of Education, Gender, Globalization and Transnational Studies, Im/migration
Appl Deadline:2021/06/02 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/05/03, finished 2021/09/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

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 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 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

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19 Persson Hall
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

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