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Lecturer, Chemistry

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

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The Skidmore College, ACS-approved Department of Chemistry invites applications for a part-time instructor position for the Fall semester 2024.  Enthusiasm for teaching a diverse student population is essential. Skidmore is a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York with a student population of 2,650, 24% of whom are domestic students of color, 12% are international students, and 14% are first generation students. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio (8:1), Skidmore is known for having a faculty devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. 

The major responsibility of the position will be to teach two sections of laboratory in general chemistry during the fall semester, a total of 6 contact hours per week. Laboratory class sizes are limited to 16 students or fewer. 

The Chemistry Department is housed in entirely newly constructed spaces in the Center of Integrated Sciences (CIS). 

Education: A Master’s degree or higher in chemistry, chemical education, or a related field is preferred.

Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application
  • Cover Letter that includes how you will effectively engage with a diverse student body as a teacher and mentor
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • The names, affiliations, & contact information of three professional references.

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



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.



No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position



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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