Assistant/Associate Professor in Cognition/Perception - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

The Department of Psychology at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in Psychology beginning Fall 2016 in the area of Cognition/Perception. The faculty member in this position will teach core courses (e.g., research methods, introductory course) and courses in their area of expertise, and will supervise undergraduate research. Within the context of a five-course teaching load, the position also occasionally includes teaching a first-year interdisciplinary seminar (topic open).

Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Enthusiasm for advising, teaching, and mentoring a diverse population of students is essential. We seek candidates who are firmly committed to undergraduate education, including the involvement of undergraduates in research programs that are theoretically and methodologically sophisticated and of nationally recognized quality. Excellent teaching and research facilities support many opportunities for faculty/student collaborative work in the classroom, lab, and field.

Skidmore is a liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 students, with 21% students of color, and 248 full-time faculty members, located in upstate New York. Skidmore offers support for faculty development in many ways, including pre-tenure sabbaticals, laboratory start-up funds, and internal grants.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience who have a Ph.D. in psychology or, if ABD, will complete the Ph.D. by Fall 2016, and who have potential to develop a significant research program in psychology. Candidates should submit all materials online by September 30, 2015, including cover letter, vita, selected reprints, research statement, teaching evaluations, teaching statement, transcripts for highest degree completed and email addresses for three letters of recommendation. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in the department and college with regards to their teaching, research, and/or service.

Review of applications begins immediately with all materials due by September 30th, 2015.

Minimum Qualifications

If ABD, will complete the Ph.D. by Fall 2016  

Preferred Qualifications


Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
Research Statement
Teaching Evaluations

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 gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Keyword Phrases

  • Psychology
  • Creative Thought Matters
  • Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Community
  • Country-style living; big city access
  • Cognition/Perception
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description