Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies (2 positions)

Job description

The Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Colgate University (PCON) seeks two visiting assistant professors for one-year appointments, beginning fall semester 2018. The successful candidates will have expertise in issues of broad concern to the field of peace and conflict studies, including but not limited to regional or transnational conflict, gendered, ethnic or religious conflict, conflict over resources, post-conflict societies, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, terrorism, or human rights. Candidates may have expertise, including fieldwork, in any geographical area. We welcome applicants with disciplinary training in sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations, international studies, history, or geography. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after July 1, 2018.

Successful candidates will teach at all levels of the program and should possess a demonstrated ability to teach the Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (PCON 111), as well as one of the following: Practices of Peace and Conflict (PCON 218) or Theories of Peace and Conflict (PCON 225). Candidates, in their cover letters, should also indicate which of the current PCON elective courses they are prepared to offer. Please consult the PCON website at for more information on the program and its course offerings. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to program activities, including lectures, workshops, and events that support faculty scholarship. They may also be asked to contribute courses to the university’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of less than thirty pages should be submitted through Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2018 and continue until both positions are filled.


Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their approach to teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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 and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all 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.

Founded in 1970, the PCON program is among the most dynamic at Colgate, attracting excellent students who are interested in the wider world and the program’s emphasis on theory and practice. The program is explicitly inter-disciplinary, drawing on faculty from departments across the university. Visiting Assistant Professors will be housed within the PCON program itself. Colgate University is a highly selective, residential liberal arts university situated in central New York State. Its faculty practice excellence in teaching and scholarship.




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Posted: 2/6/2018
Application Due: 4/7/2018
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