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Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

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Social Sciences, Psychology & Behavioral Science
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Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology


The Department of Psychology at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2024-2025 academic year.  This 1-year position is open to applicants in any sub-discipline.  Ability to teach courses in our Statistics and Research Methods sequence is desirable.  The position involves an in-person teaching load of 18-credits per year which typically equates to a 2-3 course load.  Specific courses will be decided in conjunction with the department chair based on the candidate’s area of expertise.  Visiting faculty are eligible for departmental and college-wide mentoring and funds to support their teaching and research initiatives.


We encourage applications from individuals with identities historically underrepresented in the sciences and who have experience working with diverse student populations. Successful applicants should highlight any specific experiences and expertise related to supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community. Enthusiasm for teaching and supporting a diverse population of undergraduates is essential. 


Skidmore College is a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York with a student population of 2,700, 26% of whom are domestic students of color, 9% are international students, and 13% are first generation college students. With its relatively small size and low student-faculty ratio (8:1), the College is a close-knit academic community. 



Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience who have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field or, if ABD, will complete the Ph.D. by Fall 2024.  


Required documents needed to apply:

Candidates should submit all materials online, including a cover letter, curriculum vita, selected evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., evaluations/syllabi/materials), and three letters of recommendation. 


Pay rate: $62,000


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


To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: 



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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