Assistant Professor - Government

Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County
May 30, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Department of Government at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in American Government and Politics with a specialization in political behavior beginning fall 2015. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in American government and courses in political behavior that could include campaigns and elections, voting behavior, public opinion, and political parties. Candidates able to teach courses in women and politics and/or race, ethnicity, and politics are particularly encouraged to apply. The position also entails teaching duties in Skidmore's First-Year Experience Program. The full-time teaching load for tenure-track faculty at Skidmore is five courses per year for a total of 18-20 credits. A Ph.D. in political science by the time of appointment is strongly preferred. We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2014. 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 is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore’s faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduate men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries. 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 gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result. CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.