Visiting Assistant Professor in Archaeology

Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted
Mar 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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

Ad Text

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 skidmore.edu/anthropology.

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.

CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the aspects of teaching and research described in the position, and the names and email addresses of three references. All referees will be emailed once you have completed the application process. Interfolio Users: Visit your Interfolio account to acquire email addresses to enter into our applicant tracking system for your referees. https://www.interfolio.com Letters should include information about how the applicant will effectively engage with issues of diversity in the classroom, on campus, or in the broader community. Applicants should highlight any specific knowledge and skills related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials. After an initial review of applications, a short list of candidates will be asked to submit additional materials, including course descriptions, sample syllabi, course evaluations, and a writing sample. Preliminary video conference interviews with candidates will be scheduled in April 2018. Questions concerning the search should be directed to Heather Hurst, Search Committee Chair, at hhurst@skidmore.edu.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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
02/26/2018

Open Until Filled
Yes

Closing Date

Quicklink for Posting
http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1706

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)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • 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
    • Other


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


    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.

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