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Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 7, 2024

Job Details

The Political Science Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Political Philosophy. The appointment will begin in Fall 2024. We are looking for a candidate who is broadly trained in the history of western political philosophy with expertise in modern and/or contemporary political thought. The position carries a 3-2 teaching load. The successful candidate will be expected to teach “Introduction to Political Philosophy” in addition to courses in their specialization. The ability to offer courses that contribute to Skidmore College’s interdisciplinary programs, such as the Gender Studies, Black Studies, Latin American & Latinx Studies, and Environmental Studies Programs would be valued.

We are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required.

Education: Master's degree required, Ph.D. preferred.

The application deadline is March 15, 2024.

Required documents needed to apply:
  • a letter of application,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a sample of professional writing,
  • sample syllabi,
  • evaluations of undergraduate teaching or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  • three letters of recommendation.
Pay range: $64,000 - $68,000

No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position


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.



Skidmore College

Skidmore College is a highly ranked, liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, where Creative Thought Matters. 

We're a four-year private, nonsectarian, coeducational school that invites 2,700 undergraduate students to engage in 44 majors, 19 varsity athletics teams, and more than 100 student clubs. They also benefit from award-winning dining and residential halls and lifelong connections with some of the smartest and most dedicated and passionate faculty in the industry.

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