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Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer in Statistics

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

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Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Lecturer for the 2024-25 academic year.  This is a one-year position.  A doctorate (or ABD status) in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field is required for the Visiting Assistant Professor position. A master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field is required for the Visiting Lecturer position.  The position involves teaching 18 contact hours per year, which is typically a 3:2 course load.  Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience.  The successful candidate will be able to teach entry-level courses in our statistics curriculum, including our introductory statistics and statistical methods courses. 


Skidmore College is a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning and values diversity.  Our student population consists of approx. 2,650 undergraduates, of whom 26% are domestic students of color, 15% are first-generation college students, and 11% are international students.  With its relatively small size and low student-faculty ratio (8:1), the College is a close-knit academic community.  The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, which consists of approx. 12 full-time faculty members, is located in Skidmore’s Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences, a state-of-the-art teaching and learning space that fosters unique interdisciplinary connections across the sciences, arts, and humanities. 


Located in the vibrant community of Saratoga Springs, New York, the 1,200-acre Skidmore campus is adjacent to the Adirondack Mountains and is only a 30-minute drive from Albany and a 3-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Montreal.  Rail service from the Saratoga Amtrak station offers additional travel options, including a direct line to New York City.  Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of “America’s best college towns.” 


To be considered for this position, please complete the online application and attach the following documents:  (1) cover letter that addresses why you are interested in this position and includes statistics courses you are able and interested in teaching, (2) curriculum vitae (or resume), (3) teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches and plans, including how you plan to support our diverse student population, and (4) unofficial copies of graduate school transcripts. To complete your application, you must also enter the names, affiliations, and contact information of three professional references who can respond in a timely fashion. 


All documents must be submitted through the application system at  If you encounter difficulty, please contact Human Resources at: or 518-580-5800.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis (beginning in mid-February, 2024) and will be considered until the position is filled.  Full consideration will be given to complete applications. 


Pay range for Visiting Assistant Professor:  $73,000-$76,000

Pay range for Visiting Lecturer:  $60,000-$68,000


No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position



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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