Colgate University, Department of Educational Studies

Position ID:Colgate-Department of Educational Studies-VAP [#13572]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor- Foundations of Education
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Education / Foundations of Education, Critical Global and Development Studies, Critical Indigenous Studies, DisCrit Theory and Methodology, Latinx Studies, Queer of Color Critique, Women of Color Feminist Epistemologies and pedagogies
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/04/12, finished 2019/07/09, listed until 2019/10/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Educational Studies at Colgate University invites applications for one or more one-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions in Foundations of Education beginning Fall semester 2019. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The Department of Educational Studies is committed to cultivating students’ critical understanding of power and privilege. Our faculty provide a breadth of course offerings to students interested in studying education broadly, including students who are interested in gaining political, social, and cultural understandings of larger educational phenomena and students planning a career in teaching. The ideal candidate will have a strong interdisciplinary background in foundations of education and will be able to teach our introductory class (“The American School”) as well as upper-level courses based on the candidate’s research and teaching interests. We will pay particular attention to candidates who work in the following subfields of Educational Studies: Critical Global and Development Studies; Critical Indigenous Studies; DisCrit Theory and Methodology; Latinx Studies; Queer of Color Critique; and/or Women of Color Feminist Epistemologies and Pedagogies. The successful candidate may also be invited to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. A cover letter that addresses the requirements outlined above, CV, a scholarly writing sample, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and experience that includes potential courses 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 Recommenders for finalists may be asked to submit their letters through Academic Jobs Online. 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.

Review of applications will begin April 25, 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 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 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. 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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Further Info:
19 Persson Hall
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

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