The Department of Dance
at Skidmore College invites
applications from qualified candidates for a full-time,
tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.
September 1, 2024
Priority will be given to applications
received by September 8th 2023, at 11:59pm
$75,000 - $85,000
The hiring rate for the successful candidate will be determined
considering the following criteria:
- Prior relevant work or industry experience.
- Education level to the extent education is relevant to the
- Academic discipline (faculty pay ranges reflect 9-month annual
- Unique applicable skills.
The Department of Dance at Skidmore College
seeks a dance educator with a demonstrated commitment to diversity
and inclusion, who can facilitate technical expertise and cultural
competency in an undergraduate academic environment. Enthusiasm for
mentoring a diverse population of students is essential as is
holding a passion for teaching dance at all levels, beginning
through advanced. The successful candidate will have demonstrated
expertise in teaching classical and/or contemporary ballet at all
levels, providing evidence of anatomically sound and
progressive/inclusive pedagogy, as well as teaching dance
composition/ choreography. The preferred candidate will also have
experience in at least one additional form of technical practice.
Additional responsibilities include creating work for departmental
concerts, advising independent research and senior Coda projects,
participation in Skidmore College’s core curriculum, including the
First Year Experience Scribner Seminar, and participation in both
departmental and college governance.
A terminal degree is required (MFA or PhD)
with at least two years of previous experience teaching in higher
education. Professional experience is preferred and we recognize
that “professional experience” can encompass many kinds of work in
the discipline of dance.
A complete application should include:
1) a cover letter speaking to the candidate’s experience and
2) a current curriculum vitae.
3) evidence of excellence in teaching—this evidence may include but
is not limited to syllabi with teaching evaluations and a teaching
reel of no more than 10 minutes.
4) 3 brief statements (2-page maximum each):
a) teaching philosophy and pedagogy
b) diversity, inclusive teaching, and cultural competency
c) research and scholarship (including artistic practice) and
future directions/interests—this may include a choreography sample
of no more than 10 minutes.
6) Names and contact information for three professional references
that speak to the qualifications of the candidate’s teaching and/or
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by
September 8th at 11:59pm.
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.
CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.