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Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Skidmore College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 10, 2023

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:

Minimum Qualification:

A Ph.D. in chemistry, or related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 04/06/2023.

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 practice.


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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