Assistant Professor, Sociology

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

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Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Department of Sociology at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2023. We seek a quantitative sociologist whose research and teaching interests include at least one of the following areas of specialization: crime, deviance, gender, medical sociology, sexualities, or sociology of education. Ability to teach, advise, and mentor a diverse population of undergraduates is essential. The hired candidate will be expected to teach core courses (i.e., an introductory course, Social Research Methods and/or Statistics for the Social Sciences), courses at the 200- and 300-level in their area of expertise, and a course that contributes to the College's interdisciplinary first-year seminar program. Additional responsibilities include service activities at the College. The position involves an in-person teaching load of 18-credits per year, which typically equates to five courses per academic year.

We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. We invite you to discuss any relevant aspects of your candidacy in your cover letter. 

Skidmore College is a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, with a student population of 2,600 (8:1 student-faculty ratio), 26 percent of whom are domestic students of color, 10 percent are international students, and 15 percent are first generation college students.

Review of applications will begin on Sept. 30, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

A complete application includes the following materials:

1) a cover letter,

2) curriculum vitae,

3) a teaching statement,

4) a research statement including a clear description of the candidate’s current research program and specific future plans for research,

5) names and contact information for three referees who may be contacted at a later date to provide a letter of recommendation.

Candidates are welcome to contextualize the effect that COVID-19 has had on their teaching and research within these statements.

Finalists will be expected to provide additional materials at a later date (e.g., letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, and sample publications). Questions regarding your application should be addressed to Skidmore’s Human Resources Department at: [email protected] or (518) 580-5800.

Education: To be considered, candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology by September 1, 2023.

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.


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.



Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-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 men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

A great education is all about putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. That’s what our founder, Lucy Skidmore Scribner, believed. Skidmore’s not an ivory tower. Never has been. Never will be. It’s a place where faculty and students work together, then figure out how to use what they’ve learned to make a difference in the world. This practical focus often leads to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, where students carry multiple majors, student-faculty research is common, and internships and community service are standard. It also leads to interesting and unusual combinations of activities, frequently woven into an intellectual passion.

If this kind of experience resonates with you, why not take a closer look at Skidmore?

Skidmore College is located in the historic resort community of Saratoga Springs, New York.  Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. 

Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing.  The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.


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