Skidmore College — Instructor, Biology (2 positions opened)

The Biology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for two full-time Instructor positions beginning in Fall 2023. Skidmore College is a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, with a student population of 2,600 (8:1 student-faculty ratio), 26% of whom are domestic students of color, 11% are international students, and 15% are first generation college students. Skidmore is known for having faculty devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students in a collaborative, undergraduate environment is therefore essential, and the department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching. A postgraduate degree in Biology or a related field is required and prior teaching experience is desirable.


The successful candidates will primarily be involved in a team-based approach to the preparation and delivery of the laboratories of the department’s introductory biology courses. The hires will be expected to teach 9 contact hours per semester (18 contact hours per year) where each lab section constitutes 3 contact hours. Depending on experience, there will be the opportunity to develop independent lecture and lab courses in the candidates’ areas of expertise to support the college’s Scientific Inquiry Through Practice requirement.

We encourage applications from individuals with identities historically underrepresented in the sciences and who have experience working with diverse student populations. Applicants should highlight any specific experiences and expertise related to supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community throughout their application materials.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be sent to the department chair, Dr. Jason Breves (

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree in Biology or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

College-level teaching experience; experiences and expertise related to supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community

Special Instructions for Applicant:

A complete application includes the following materials: (1) a cover letter that describes how you will effectively engage with a diverse undergraduate student body; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes an explanation of how you will effectively engage students in an inclusive and equitable manner; (4) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts scanned as one PDF; and (5) the names, affiliations, and contact information of three professional references who can provide letters of support in a timely fashion upon request.

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.