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Institution: Skidmore College

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor

General Information:

Visiting Assistant Professor (2-year) to begin in Fall 2018.


PhD preferred; ABD considered

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Skidmore College Music Department invites applications for a two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor. We seek an imaginative, engaging, and energetic teacher with good communication and interpersonal skills and an inclination toward collaboration. The successful applicant will contribute to the core music theory sequence and to other courses in musicology, ethnomusicology, and general education, according to the needs of the Department and the strengths of the applicant. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching experience, goals, and approaches will support and contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community; individuals from underrepresented groups, or with experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: unspecified

Items to Send:

Review of applications will begin on 3/26 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online to and should consist of: 1) cover letter; 2) current cv; 3) email addresses for three referees. (Letters of reference are required for completed applications.) The cover letter should address: the applicant’s interest in, and experience with, teaching in a liberal arts environment; the applicant’s interest in, and experience with, teaching a diverse student population; and the applicant’s teaching strengths, including proposed courses and topics to teach at Skidmore. PhD preferred; ABD considered. Questions may be referred to Jeremy Day-O’Connell, Chair (

Deadline: March 26, 2018


Other Information:

Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 2700 students from some 47 states and 46 countries. With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community; its faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Housed in the renowned Arthur Zankel Music Center, the Music Department embodies the best of Skidmore\'s rich artistic heritage.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusivity, Skidmore 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.

Date Listed: 08/24/2018

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