Visting Assistant Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies

The Peace and Conflict Studies (PCON) program at Colgate University seeks a visiting assistant professor for a one-year appointment beginning fall semester 2022. The Peace and Conflict Studies program focuses on developing critical understandings of organized violence in all its forms (physical, structural, symbolic, etc.) and how such violence has shaped the world both historically and in the present. The program will consider candidates with training in any disciplinary or interdisciplinary field, and welcomes candidates with any regional specialization, including those whose work focuses on transnational phenomena. Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply if their work engages with marginalized perspectives, spaces, theories, and/or methodologies. All prospective candidates should highlight the ways in which their intellectual interests and teaching competencies are able to situate their empirical research, theoretical engagement, and utilization of critical methodologies (reflexive, collaborative, or otherwise) within a broader understanding of global and historical trends in peace and conflict.

The holder of this position will be able to make teaching contributions at all levels of the program’s curriculum so long as they are consistent with the candidate’s training and the program’s needs. In addition to making contributions to our introductory curriculum (“PCON 111: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies” and “PCON 218: Practices of Peace and Conflict – War in Lived Experience”), the successful candidate may also contribute to program electives, senior seminars, and the university’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The annual teaching requirement for Colgate faculty is five courses, typically distributed over two semesters as either a 3/2 or 2/3 load. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to program activities, including lectures, workshops, and events to support faculty scholarship and student engagement. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in hand or will complete the doctorate by the start of the semester.

Founded in 1970, the Peace and Conflict Studies program is one of the oldest such programs at a secular institution in the United States. As one of the top majors at Colgate University and its most popular interdisciplinary program, Peace and Conflict Studies attracts dynamic students and faculty from across the institution. The program emphasizes engaged and critical intellectual activity that combines theory and practice towards understanding some of the most important historical and contemporary global challenges. For more information on the Peace and Conflict Studies program’s curriculum, faculty, and activities, please consult

Colgate University is a vibrant, residential liberal arts university situated in central New York State. Its faculty practice excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

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.

Prospective candidates should submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample of no more than thirty pages (published or unpublished), and (4) the names of three referees who may be contacted at a later stage in the selection process. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their approach to teaching will support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications should be submitted through Review of applications will begin on June 13, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom in mid- to late- June.

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