Tenure Track Assistant Professor

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Position Information

Posting NumberFPA00332PPosition TitleTenure Track Assistant ProfessorDepartmentAmerican StudiesPosition StatusFull-TimePosition TypeRegularMonths per Year9 MonthsWork hours

Teaching load of five courses a year (18 credit hours).

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Job Summary

AMERICAN STUDIES. The Department of American Studies at Skidmore College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning September 2020.

Strong commitment to interdisciplinary undergraduate education and teaching experience. A demonstrated interest in contributing to broader cross-disciplinary and emerging areas in our liberal arts curriculum, particularly the Black Studies Program. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to teach diverse student populations.

Teaching load of five courses a year (18 credit hours). Candidates should be able to teach courses that cover a broad historical range and have the following specializations: race/ethnic studies and material culture.

Skidmore College is on a semester calendar and offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their qualified dependents, including domestic partners and same-sex spouses. In keeping with Skidmore’s strategic plan to enhance the diversity of our campus community, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in American Studies preferred.

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

To apply, please fill out an online application at https://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/3380 and attach the following required documents: a cover letter, C.V., three letters of support, and statement of teaching and research interests, by October 1, 2019.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. All “required” documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process. If you have questions please contact Breann Oswald, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: [email protected] or (518) 580-5802.

The department will interview candidates via Skype and/or Zoom in November 2019.

Posting Information

Posting Date06/28/2019Open Until FilledClosing Date10/01/2019Quicklink for Postinghttp://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/3354Supplemental Questions

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    Posted: 7/16/2019
    Application Due: 9/14/2019
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