The Department of Chemistry at Skidmore College invites
applications from qualified individuals for a one-year Visiting
Assistant Professor position beginning in the Fall of 2023.
Skidmore is a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts
college located in Saratoga Springs, New York with a student
population of 2,600, 26% of whom are domestic students of color,
10% are international students, and 15% are first generation
students. The College is especially interested in candidates who
can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the
academic community through their inclusive teaching. Enthusiasm for
teaching and mentoring students in a vibrant and collaborative,
undergraduate environment is essential. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a
related field is required and prior teaching experiences is
desirable, although not required. The successful candidate will be
expected to teach courses in the candidate’s discipline of
specialization and contribute to introductory chemistry courses of
our ACS certified chemistry program. The average teaching load is 9
contact hours per semester (18 contact hours per year) where
lecture sections are 3 contact hours and labs are 3-4 contact
hours. Funds are available to help with relocation. Support is
available for professional development including travel and
professional memberships in addition to an opportunity to
participate in our HHMI-funded inclusive teaching efforts. We
encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented
groups and who have experience with diverse student populations.
Applicants should highlight any specific knowledge, skills,
experiences, and or abilities related to building an inclusive
educational environment throughout their application materials.
Review of the applications will begin on 04/06/2023 and will
continue until the position is filled. The online listing and
application can be found here:
A Ph.D. in chemistry, or related field is required.
Prior teaching experience and/or training is preferred.
Special Instructions to the Applicant
A complete application includes the following materials: (1) a
cover letter that includes how the applicant will effectively
engage with a diverse student body as a teacher and mentor; (2) a
curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy that
explains how the applicant will effectively teach, mentor, and
engage with a diverse population of students in an inclusive
manner, informed by their teaching experience and training, and
denotes courses that they are interested in teaching; (4) copies of
undergraduate and graduate transcripts scanned as one pdf document;
and (5) the names, affiliations, and contact information of three
professional references. Review of the applications will begin on
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of
COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members
of the College community from infection, successful candidates will
be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of
employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a
medical condition or sincerely religious belief or
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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