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Visiting Assistant Professor in Directing
Skidmore College

Date Posted Feb. 10, 2023
Title Visiting Assistant Professor in Directing
University Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Department Department of Theatre
Application Deadline Mar. 15, 2023
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Visiting Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

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 23-24.  This position will direct our Spring Mainstage production, teach Introductory and Intermediate Directing, and teach courses in Intro to Theater or Theater History. 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.

Candidates should be prepared to teach courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels; to mentor students in the areas of candidate’s expertise; and to support the department ‘s production season and collective governance.

Education: Undergraduate degree (BA, BFA, BS) required; MFA, DFA, PhD or comparable terminal degree preferred. 

Experience working with undergraduates required; professional experience preferred.

Deadline: Position will remain open until filled, but for best consideration, applicants should submit materials by March 15, 2023. All materials must be submitted through the Skidmore online system. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Required documents needed to apply:

  • A cover letter that clearly articulates qualifications for and interest in the position, department, and college
  • Resume or CV
  • A one page teaching statement or sample syllabus
  • A one page statement that specifically addresses how equity, diversity, inclusion and cultural competency inform your creative/scholarly work and teaching
  • A sample or brief portfolio of creative and/or scholarly work
  • The names and contact information for three references

Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience

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.


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