Visiting Assistant Professor - 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 Chemistry at Skidmore College invites applications from qualified individuals for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in biochemistry beginning Fall 2016. While appointment will be made for a one-year period, we anticipate searching for a tenure track position in biochemistry during the fall of 2016, for which the successful candidate may be eligible. Skidmore is a highly selective, liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York with a student population of 2,400, 21% of whom are students of color. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community. Prior teaching experience is desirable, and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students is essential.

A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related field is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general chemistry and biochemistry. Opportunity may be available to conduct research with undergraduate collaborators. We encourage applications from historically underrepresented populations, as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should include in their cover letter a brief description of their relevant experience working with diverse populations and how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in the Department and College with regard to their teaching, research, and/or service.

Review of applications begins February 19 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related field, or Chemistry with an expertise in Biochemistry is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general chemistry and biochemistry.  

Preferred Qualifications

Prior teaching experience and/or post-doctoral research. Experience mentoring a diverse student population.  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy

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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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description