New York, USA
Skidmore College
Visiting Assistant Professor

Music Theory (1-year full-time). The Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) Music Department invites applications for a one-year full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor.


The Department is interested in candidates who will bring innovative and creative pedagogies informed by the latest directions in the discipline, whose expertise encompasses a broad range of repertoires and methodologies, and who will support and contribute to the growing diversity of our academic community. The successful applicant will add a fresh perspective to our existing courses in music theory, analysis, and musicianship, and possibly to other curricular needs in musicology, ethnomusicology, and general education (according to the applicant’s strengths). A background in performance, and/or a demonstrated ability to integrate performance and academics is desirable. We seek an imaginative, engaging, and energetic teacher with good communication and interpersonal skills, a commitment to the liberal arts ethos, and an inclination toward collaboration. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or with experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.

PhD or DMA preferred; ABD and other educational paths considered.

Commensurate with experience

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Application should consist of:
1) a letter of application;
2) current c.v.;
3) statement on teaching in a liberal arts environment;
4) statement on diversity and inclusion;
5) at least three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on 3/18 and will continue until the position is filled.


Questions may be referred to Jeremy Day-O’Connell, Chair (jdayocon@skidmore.edu).


Skidmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 2700 students from some 47 states and 46 countries. With its relatively small size and 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community; its faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Housed in the renowned Arthur Zankel Music Center, the Music Department embodies the best of Skidmore's rich artistic heritage.

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.