Visiting Assistant Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies

The Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Colgate University (PCON) seeks a visiting assistant professor for a one-year appointment, beginning fall semester 2021. The successful candidate should have expertise in a field of broad concern to peace and conflict studies, including but not limited to: regional or transnational conflict, gendered conflict, ethnic or religious conflict, racialized policing/violence, conflict over resources, post-conflict societies, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, information warfare, terrorism, or human rights. Candidates may have research experience, including fieldwork, in any geographical area. We welcome applicants with disciplinary training in sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations, international studies, history, or geography. Doctorate in hand or guarantee of completion by July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will teach at all levels of the program, beginning with the Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (PCON 111), and other courses consistent with the candidates’ interests and the program’s needs. Please consult the PCON website for more information. The VAP will also have the opportunity to contribute to program activities, including lectures, workshops, and events that support faculty scholarship. The successful candidate may be asked to contribute courses to the university’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The annual teaching load at Colgate is five courses.

Founded in 1970, the PCON program attracts highly motivated students who are interested in the wider world and the program’s emphasis on theory and practice. The program is inter-disciplinary, drawing on faculty from departments across the university. Colgate University is a highly selective, residential liberal arts university situated in central New York State. Its faculty practice excellence in teaching and scholarship.

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 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.

A letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of less than thirty pages should be submitted online. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their approach to teaching will support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on March 26 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.