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Visiting Assistant Professor, Classics

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

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

Job Details

The Classics Department at Skidmore College invites applications for an approved, full-time, one-year position in classical studies and ancient Mediterranean history at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2024.

We seek an historian of the Greco-Roman world (specialization open), who can elucidate broad networks of movement, exchange, and intercultural encounter. Applicants must be committed to teaching and mentoring enthusiastic undergraduates. We are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of our academic community. The teaching load is five courses, distributed over two terms. A completed Ph.D. is required before the start of the fall 2024 semester. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates must be able to teach courses in the following areas: 

  • surveys of Greek and/or Roman history, cross-listed with Skidmore’s History department;
  • an upper-level seminar on the topic of their choice, accessible to both Classics and History majors; and
  • Greek and/or Latin at all levels.
In addition, the search committee will prioritize candidates who

  • have the doctoral degree at the time of application;
  • have prior teaching experience and an active research agenda;
  • have developed, or are able to develop, courses on cultures outside the established centers of Greece and Rome, which offer broad intercultural perspectives on the ancient Mediterranean; and
  • can help us maintain ties with departments and programs such as History, Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Black Studies and others.
The application deadline is April 21, 2024. For full consideration, please submit the following materials to the Skidmore applications portal ( >>> Employment Opportunities):

  • a letter of interest;
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and
  • email addresses of two recommenders.
The teaching statement should provide specific examples of how the candidate’s courses and pedagogy foster active learning, inclusive discussion, and global awareness. Referees will be contacted once all materials have been received.

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. Skidmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Classics Department is a collegial program invested in pedagogical innovation and ongoing curricular development.



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.



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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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