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Skidmore College Visiting Assistant Professor, Theater in Saratoga Springs, New York

One Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Directing

The Theater Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Directing to join the department’s BS degree program for academic year 24-25. This position will direct our Spring mainstage production, teach Directing at all levels, mentor student directors in lab processes, and support season programming. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion and cultural competency in teaching, production, student mentoring, and the profession.

In the Theater Department at Skidmore College, we are committed to building creative, dynamic, and inclusive processes that celebrate and respect individual differences and diversity, including but not limited to differences of race, national origin, ethnic origin, language, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, legal status, and disability. We are a pre-professional program that offers students the opportunity to pursue the serious study of the theater arts within a liberal arts setting. We seek a colleague excited to contribute to these values.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree (BA, BFA, BS) required; MFA, DFA, PhD or comparable terminal degree required; experience working with undergraduates required; professional experience preferred. This is a nine-month, full-time terminal position.

Salary range: $64,000-$68,000.

For best consideration, applicants should submit materials by May 20th. All materials must be submitted through the Skidmore system:

Complete applications must include: a cover letter that clearly articulates qualifications for and interest in the position, department, and college; a resume or CV; and the names and contact information for three references. Additional materials (i.e. a teaching statement, sample syllabus, etc.) may be requested at a later date. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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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