The Classics Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time, two-year position in classical archaeology and art history at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2022.
We seek an expert in the material culture of the Greco-Roman world, capable of demonstrating how that culture engaged with broad networks of movement, exchange, and intercultural encounter. Applicants must be committed to teaching and mentoring enthusiastic undergraduates. We are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of our academic community. The teaching load is five courses per year, distributed over two terms. A completed Ph.D. is required before the start of the fall 2022 semester. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Candidates must be able to teach courses in the following areas:
- surveys of Greek and Roman archaeology and material culture, cross-listed with our Art History department;
- classical mythology; and
- Greek and/or Latin at all levels.
In addition, the search committee will prioritize candidates who
- have ties to an active archaeological site and have an active research agenda, the better to foster student-faculty collaborative research;
- have developed, or are able to develop, courses on cultures outside the established centers of Greece and Rome, which offer broad intercultural perspectives on the ancient Mediterranean; and
- can help us maintain ties with departments and programs such as Anthropology, Art History, Gender Studies, and Religious Studies.
The application deadline is February 28, 2022. For full consideration, please submit the following materials to the Skidmore applications portal (https://www.skidmore.edu/hr/careers/ >>> Employment Opportunities):
- a letter of interest;
- an up-to-date curriculum vitae;
- a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; and
- email addresses of three recommenders.
The teaching statement should provide specific examples of how the candidate’s courses and pedagogy engage questions of cultural diversity and foster active learning, inclusive discussion, and global awareness. Referees will be contacted once all materials have been received.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York with curricular strengths across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. Our approximately 2,500 undergraduate students come from almost 50 states and over 40 countries. Classics is a collegial department invested in pedagogical innovation and ongoing curricular development.
In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.
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.
Questions may be addressed to Dan Curley, Associate Professor and Chair of Classics (email@example.com).