Skip to main content
Is this a request for a waiver of the standard search process? No
Position Title Visiting Associate Professor/Professor
Field(s) of Specialization Humanities/Social Sciences
PAC Position Number
Job Requisition Number 00001301
Location Morningside
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Officer Type Instruction
Limited/Fixed Term or Continuing Term Limited/Fixed Term
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2020
If limited or fixed term appointment, specify end date 06/30/2021
Position Description

Columbia University invites applications for Visiting Professorships in the Core Curriculum for one academic year. The professorships are open to tenured faculty who have an active interest and accomplishments in liberal arts teaching and curricular development.

The visiting professors will be appointed in one of the Humanities or Social Science departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The visitors will each teach one year-long course in the Core Curriculum and possibly an additional course in their area of specialization. Visiting Professors will also pursue a scholarly project and develop a curricular plan for implementation at their home institution.

Review will begin December 15, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.

For more information about the position and about required application materials, go to:

Department A&S Core - Academic
Minimum Degree Required


Minimum Qualifications

PhD. All candidates must be tenured at their home institution and have excellent record of liberal arts teaching and commitment to curricular development. Candidates for Visiting Professor should be widely recognized for their distinction and professional accomplishment. Candidates for Visiting Associate Professor should possess a demonstrated record of professional achievement and show great promise for attaining distinction in their fields of specialization.

Preferred Qualifications

Interest or experience in academic administration preferred.

Additional Information

For more information, go to:

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Requested RAPS posting date 11/27/2019
Review Begins 12/15/2019
Search Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to the Applicant

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Applicants should upload the following materials into RAPS: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of two persons who may be asked to provide a letter of reference, a proposal for a scholarly project (to be submitted as “Other Document 1”) and a curriculum development plan with an attached letter of support for the curricular plan from the relevant senior academic officer at the home institution (to be submitted together as “Other Document 2”). Please note that “Other Document 2” should consist of BOTH the curriculum development plan you are proposing and the letter of support from a senior academic officer at your home institution. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.

The completion of the application process in RAPS is indicated by a confirmation number, which the applicant should retain.

Applicant Acknowledgement Message

Thank you for your interest in our advertised position teaching in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University. If further information is required, you will be contacted.