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!
The Social Work Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Work at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor to begin September 2016. The area of expertise is open but the program is especially interested in candidates with an expertise in research methods, public health, gender studies, child welfare, or criminal justice who are able to teach across our CSWE-accredited program (e.g., research, HBSE, micro and macro practice, and social policy) as well as courses in their area of expertise. Within the context of a five-course teaching load, the position also occasionally includes teaching a first-year interdisciplinary seminar (topic open) and supervising students doing community service and independent research.
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.
Candidates must have an M.S.W. and two years post-M.S.W. practice experience, a doctorate, prior experience teaching at the college-level, and the potential to develop an active scholarly/research program. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, familiarity with CSWE standards, and demonstrated teaching excellence through evidence such as teaching evaluations. We are particularly interested in candidates with tenure who have the demonstrated potential and desire to lead a small BSW program within the context of a vibrant, selective liberal arts college.
Candidates for the position must provide a cover letter describing teaching philosophy and how the candidate will contribute to institutional diversity and excellence, express the profession's concern for social justice and plans for future research along with teaching evaluations, the names and contact information of three references, and a curriculum vitae.
Skidmore College offers employment benefits to domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. The College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to diversify its faculty in terms of gender, race and ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family and marital status, and sexual orientation.
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. The Social Work program is a strong, growing department that was re- accredited in June 2015.
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Candidates must have an M.S.W. and two years post-M.S.W. practice experience, a doctorate, prior experience teaching at the college-level, and the potential to develop an active scholarly/research program.
Required Applicant Documents
List of Three References
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.
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