Colgate University, Department of Religion

Position ID:Colgate-Department of Religion-VAP [#11271]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Hinduism & Asian Religions
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Area: Religious Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/06/06, finished 2018/07/30)
Position Description:    

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


COLGATE UNIVERSITY’S Department of Religion seeks candidates for a ONE-YEAR appointment (with a possibility of a second year) as Visiting Assistant Professor in HINDUISM AND ASIAN RELIGIONS to begin Fall Term 2018. Specialization is open; in addition to teaching courses about Hinduism, the ability to teach a course regarding Buddhism would be a decided plus. Training in Religious Studies and familiarity with problems and issues in the study of religion required, in order to teach an introductory course, “The World’s Religions.” Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The successful candidate will contribute to Colgate’s Asian Studies program and its Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The teaching assignment is 5 courses per year.

A cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference must be submitted to Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. In their cover letters, all applicants should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. For questions you may contact Chris Vecsey, Chair of Hinduism Search, Review of applications will begin on June 18 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

Colgate University is a highly-selective liberal arts college located in central New York. It comprises 2900 students and is situated in rural New York State. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Religion department can be found 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 and gender identity and 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. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Colgate University
Attn: Chris Vecsey
13 Oak Dr.
Religion Department
Hamilton, NY 13346

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