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Visiting Assistant Professor, Art

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Department of Art at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in drawing and painting beginning September 2023. The College is interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community, particularly through their inclusive teaching. We seek a broadly trained artist with expertise in teaching at the undergraduate level and an active exhibition record. Teaching experience at the college/university beyond the TA is desirable. The position requires five courses to be taught in the Drawing and Painting area throughout the academic year. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


  • MFA or equivalent degree in studio arts or in a related field; and/or substantial professional record with national/international recognition
  •  Experience teaching studio arts at the college level desirable
  • Active record of recognized professional activity and creative research


  • Letter of interest, including description of approach to teaching drawing and painting  in an undergraduate liberal arts college
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio including 20 images of work completed within the past 5 years
  • Portfolio including 20 images of student work
  • Statement describing artistic practice
  • Statement on contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) describing past, present, and future (planned) contributions
  • Names and contact information of three professional references (letters of recommendation are requested once finalists are chosen)


Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college of 2680 students located 3 hours between Manhattan, NY and Montreal, Canada. The college is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Studio Art curriculum emphasizes a fine art perspective developed through skillful practice and offers concentrations in Ceramics, Photography, Communication Design, Digital Media, Fiber Arts, Printmaking, Sculpture, Jewelry and Metals, Painting, and Drawing. For further information about the Art Departmental and the studio major, please visit the departmental website.

Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience


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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