Colgate University, Department of Educational Studies

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Position ID:Colgate-Department of Educational Studies-VAP [#21588]
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: Foundations
Education / Education
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/04/06, finished 2022/06/14)
Position Description:    

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

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The Department of Educational Studies at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) position in Foundations of Education beginning Fall semester 2022 (two courses in the fall; three in the spring). Completion of Ph.D. is required 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. Candidates must have a strong interdisciplinary background and the ability to teach our introductory class (“The American School”) as well as electives based on their research interests and expertise. Please describe specific course topics you would like to teach, either new offerings or from our current list of courses (website link:, in your cover letter. Recent VAPs have offered new classes such as: Education for Abolition; Re-Remembering Stories of Growing Up; Black and Latinx Educational Histories and Voices; Empire and Social Movements in U.S. Higher Education. 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 how their approach to teaching and scholarship might support the university's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. A cover letter that addresses the requirements outlined above, CV, a sample syllabus, and the names and contact information of at least three references must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (website link: Letter writers might be asked to submit letters for finalists at toward the end of April. Review of applications will begin Monday, April 25, 2022 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 HERC 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 vibrant liberal arts university of 3000 students situated in central New York state on the land 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 on our website (website link: and information about support for scholarship and research can be found on the Dean of the Faculty page (website link:

Any questions can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Mark Stern (

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Colgate University
Educational Studies Department
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton NY 13346