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Visiting Assistant Professor in Archaeology

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number FPA00076P
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor in Archaeology
Department Anthropology
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Temporary
Months per Year 9 Months
Work hours

two year position

Start Date (For temporary positions only) Sept 1, 2018
End Date (For temporary positions only) May 31, 2020
Position Band/Level Faculty
Pay Range

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Job Summary

The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a two-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in archaeology beginning September 2018. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek candidates with scholarly expertise outside of North America, and we are particularly interested in candidates with research experience in Mesoamerica, South America, the Middle East, or East Asia. The successful candidate will have proven excellence in teaching with theoretical and regional expertise that will complement existing department offerings. The position requires teaching 18-credits per academic year, including an introductory course in archaeology and human evolution, as well as upper-level geographic and topical courses. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship and fieldwork, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.

Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented students from some 47 states and 46 countries. Additional information about the Anthropology Department can be found at

Minimum Qualifications

PhD required at time of appointment.

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.


Special Instructions to Applicant

Posting Information

Posting Date 02/26/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or ABD
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents