Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

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The Gender Studies Program at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank in an area broadly defined as sexuality studies/LGBTQ studies/ Queer and Trans of Color (QTPOC) studies. We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented backgrounds who can contribute to our academic community through their teaching, research, and service.

We seek a colleague who can offer introductory, intermediate and advanced-level required courses in Gender Studies and feminist theories and methods, as well as advanced classes in areas of specialization within sexuality studies/LGBTQ studies/ Queer and Trans of Color (QTPOC) studies. The successful candidate will be able to offer classes that cross-list with the College’s Black Studies program.  In addition, faculty are expected to contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary first-year seminar program, the college’s general curriculum, and to actively engage in student advising and mentoring. The normal teaching load is 5 courses per year (18 credits).

PhD in Gender, Women’s, or Sexuality studies completed or expected by September 2023. Independent teaching experience also required. The application must include a separate statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching interests and pedagogy engage questions of race and coloniality, and how their courses would foster active learning, critical pedagogy, and social justice. Please provide specific examples. Demonstrated potential for program leadership also welcome.

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York with curricular strengths across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. Our approximately 2,500 undergraduate students come from almost 50 states and over 40 countries. Gender Studies is a collegial program invested in pedagogical innovation and ongoing curricular development. Individuals with experience teaching and mentoring diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Please include: Cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and sample syllabi; Three letters of reference.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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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