Visiting Assistant Professor Postions at Skidmore College

Visiting Assistant Professor – The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for up to two one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor positions in cultural anthropology.  The position begins September 2017. 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 cultural anthropologist with fieldwork experience in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia or another geographic area that complements existing faculty expertise in East Asia, Latin America, and North America.  We seek candidates with topical interests that complement existing department offerings, including environment, gender and sexuality, linguistics, medical anthropology, and religion.  The position requires teaching 3 courses each semester, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, as well as upper-level geographic and topical courses.  Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship and fieldwork, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Successful applicants will have experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and should highlight any specific knowledge and skills related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials.  PhD required at time of appointment.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, application materials should be received by March 15, 2017. 

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the aspects of teaching and research described in the position, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should include in their letter of interest information about how they will effectively engage with issues of diversity in the classroom as well as on campus or in the broader community.  After an initial review of applications, a short list of final candidates will be asked to submit additional materials, including academic transcripts, course descriptions, sample syllabi, course evaluations, and a writing sample. Preliminary Skype interviews with candidates will be scheduled in March 2017.  Questions concerning the search should be directed to Professor Michael Ennis-McMillan, Search Committee Chair, at

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