The Department of Dance at Skidmore College invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.
Start Date: September 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by November 30 at 11:59pm
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Job Description: The Department of Dance at Skidmore College seeks a dance educator with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, who can facilitate technical expertise and cultural competency in an undergraduate academic environment. Enthusiasm for mentoring a diverse population of students is essential as is holding a passion for teaching dance at all levels, beginning through advanced. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in teaching one or more forms of African diasporic dance at all levels. The preferred candidate will also have experience in at least one of the following areas: composition and choreography, dance history, dance technology and film, improvisation, or other forms of technical practice. Additional responsibilities include creating work for departmental concerts, advising independent research and senior Coda projects, participation in Skidmore Collegeâ™s core curriculum, including the First Year Experience Scribner Seminar, and participation in both departmental and college governance.
Qualifications: A terminal degree is required (MFA or PhD) with at least two years of previous experience teaching in higher education. Professional experience is preferred and we recognize that âœprofessional experienceâ can encompass many kinds of work in the discipline of dance.
To Apply: A complete application should include:
1) a cover letter speaking to the candidateâ™s experience and qualifications.
2) a current curriculum vitae.
3) evidence of excellence in teachingâ”this evidence may include but is not limited to syllabi with teaching evaluations and a teaching reel of no more than 10 minutes.
4) 3 brief statements (2-page maximum each):
a) teaching philosophy and pedagogy
b) diversity, inclusive teaching, and cultural competency
c) research and scholarship (including artistic practice) and future directions/interestsâ”this may include a choreography sample of no more than 10 minutes.
5) contact information for three professional references who can speak to the qualifications of the candidateâ™s teaching and/or artistic work.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 30 at 11:59pm. Candidates may apply through the following link:
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.
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!