The Department of Art History at Skidmore College invites
applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor to teach
courses on early modern European art in a global context between
the 15 th and 18 th centuries. We seek a candidate who can offer
introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in their areas of
specialization. This position carries a teaching load of five
courses over the academic year that will appeal broadly to a
liberal arts college student population. Particular attention will
be given to candidates whose courses closely explore how European
art engaged global networks of movement, migration, trade,
exchange, and intercultural encounter. We are particularly
interested in candidates from under-represented backgrounds who can
add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community
through their teaching, research, and service.
PhD should be completed or expected by Fall 2022. Applicants must
possess an established record of independent teaching experience.
The application must include:
• a cover letter
• three sample syllabi (preferably at different curricular
• three letters of recommendation
• a statement explaining how the candidate’s courses and pedagogy
would engage questions of cultural diversity and social justice,
and would foster active learning, inclusive discussion, and global
awareness. Please provide specific examples.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga
Springs, New York with curricular strengths across the humanities,
arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. Our approximately
2,500 undergraduate students come from almost 50 states and over 40
countries. Art History is a collegial department invested in
pedagogical innovation and ongoing curricular development.
Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 4th, and
continue until the position is filled.
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
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community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not
discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of
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origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status,
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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable
background check result.
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