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Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, New York
Closing date
May 6, 2024

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Non-Tenure Track
Biological Anthropology
Full Time
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Biological Anthropology, Visiting Assistant Professor

The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in biological anthropology beginning September 2024. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community, particularly through their inclusive teaching. We seek a broadly trained biological anthropologist or biological archaeologist with expertise in human health and inequality. The successful candidate will have proven excellence in teaching with theoretical and regional expertise that complement existing department offerings. The position requires teaching 18-credits (5 courses), including Anthropology of the Human Past(AN102; both semesters), a mid-level geographic or topical course, and two upper-level undergraduate seminars. Courses should be designed for undergraduate majors and non-majors and with minimal prerequisites. We are particularly interested in courses that can contribute to interdisciplinary programs. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. PhD required at time of appointment.


The application deadline is February 26, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit the following materials to the Skidmore applications portal:

  • On-line application
  • Cover letter with a statement that describes teaching experience, proposed courses, and how you engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and more broadly;
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae; and
  • contact information of three references.

After an initial review of applications, a short list of candidates will be asked to submit additional materials including academic transcripts, sample syllabi, course evaluations, and letters of references. Following that, Zoom interviews, including a teaching demonstration, will be scheduled with selected candidates. Questions concerning the search should be directed to Professor Siobhan Hart, Search Committee Chair

Pay Range: $64,000 - $68,000

About Skidmore College:

Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,500 talented students from nearly 50 states and over 40 countries. Additional information about the Anthropology Department can be found at 



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 is a liberal arts institution of approximately 2,500 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The student body consists of 24% domestic students of color, 12% international students, and 15% first-generation college students. Skidmore employs 320 faculty. Located in upstate New York in the city of Saratoga Springs, the downtown area is brimming with restaurants, museums, galleries, clubs, and coffeehouses. Just minutes from the Adirondack mountains, Saratoga Springs is also equidistant from Boston, New York City, and Montreal, each approximately 180 miles away.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer does not offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.

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