Assistant Professor - Modern Europe

Job description

Assistant Professor of History, Modern Europe the Department of History at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in July 2019.  We seek candidates with a specialization in the history of Modern Europe (excluding Russia).  The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including surveys and specialized courses in European history.  We are also interested in candidates able to contribute to our new Global History Initiative.

Candidates should have a PH.D. in hand by fall 2019.  Applications, including a letter of application, a c.v., three letters of recommendation, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and a teaching portfolio that includes a syllabus for a survey course on modern Europe, should be uploaded to In your application, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (  The application deadline is November 1.  We plan on conducting preliminary interviews at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019, and may conduct video conference interviews with selected candidates unable to attend.  Questions about the position may be directed to the head of the History Department, Paul Barclay ([email protected]).

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. 

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.




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Posted: 7/3/2018
Application Due: 9/1/2018
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