Assistant Professor, English


The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with specialization in medieval literature. We seek a colleague with research and teaching expertise in the field of premodern critical race studies. Strong preference will be given to candidates who also bring a global and/or intersectional approach to the study of race in the medieval period.

The teaching load is 18 credits (typically five courses) per year, including one writing-intensive course each semester and regular participation in Skidmore’s First Year Experience program. All professors are expected to participate fully in the life of the college, including advising, faculty governance, and department activities. 


Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Ph.D. is expected at the time of employment.


To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, cv, writing sample, and teaching statement by October 1, 2023. The names and contact information for three references will be requested at a later stage. 

All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held via video conferencing in early January. Skidmore College continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community, and candidates are encouraged to speak directly to this issue in their application materials.

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Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience


About Skidmore College:

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 3,000 talented undergraduates from some 47 states and 46 countries.



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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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