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Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, cv, sample syllabi, and statement of teaching and research interests. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you have completed the application process. All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number FPA00037P
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies
Department American Studies
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Temporary
Months per Year 9 Months
Work hours
Start Date (For temporary positions only)
End Date (For temporary positions only)
Position Band/Level Faculty
Pay Range

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Job Summary

The Department of American Studies at Skidmore College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor replacement position, beginning Sept. 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds who can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Qualifications: Strong commitment to undergraduate education and teaching experience essential. PhD, preferably in American Studies.

Teaching load of five courses a year. Candidates with two or more of the following specializations are encouraged to apply: Latin American and Latinx Studies, LGBTQ studies, and material culture. An ideal candidate will be prepared to teach a 200-level course titled Ethnic and Immigrant Experience and a 300-level course on American Material Culture.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD, preferably in American Studies. Other allied disciplines will be considered.

Screening of applications will begin January 22, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred Qualifications
EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, cv, sample syllabi, and statement of teaching and research interests. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you have completed the application process.

All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Posting Information

Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Quicklink for Posting http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1401

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
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    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Sample Syllabi
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents