The Department of Geosciences at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to begin fall 2020. We seek a broadly trained geologist with strong teaching capabilities in solid Earth processes and Deep Time to offer both introductory and advanced classes. During the 2020-2021 academic year, the successful candidate will be expected to teach two sections of an introductory laboratory course on Earthquakes and Volcanoes, an intermediate-level laboratory course in Structural Geology, and an advanced seminar in the instructor's area of expertise. Capabilities in any of the following areas are desirable: structural geology, Earth history, tectonic hazards, natural resources, petrology, and related fields. The College seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, welcoming applicants from historically under-represented groups and/or those who have experience teaching diverse student populations. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in an appropriate Earth science discipline or closely related field is required, and prior teaching experience is desirable.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore’s faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduate men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.
Candidates should submit the application electronically through Skidmore’s Human Resources website. A Ph.D. in an appropriate Earth science discipline or closely related field is required before September 1, 2020.
The application includes:
A cover letter. The cover letter and/or teaching statement should include information describing how the candidate will contribute to making the Department and College more inclusive and welcoming to students of diverse backgrounds.
A statement of teaching interests/experience/methods (1-2 pages). The teaching statement and/or cover letter should include information describing how the candidate will contribute to making the Department and College more inclusive and welcoming to students of diverse backgrounds.
Additionally, candidates should request three references to submit letters on the candidate’s behalf. These letters should be submitted prior to the application deadline.
Review of materials will begin on February 24, with applications accepted until the position is filled.
A Ph.D. in an appropriate Earth science discipline or closely related field is required by September 1, 2020.
Prior college teaching experience is desirable.
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.
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Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-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 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!