Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Theory

Job description

The Department of Government and Law at Lafayette College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Political Theory. The position runs for academic year 2019-2020 and will be at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor if Ph.D. is in hand by the start date, or, for ABD, at the rank of Visiting Instructor. Teaching requirements include three courses each semester, and candidates should be prepared to teach an introductory course in Political Theory, as well as intermediate and advanced courses in their area of expertise. The Department will consider candidates with specialties in any subfield except American political thought and is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in modern, contemporary, and/or critical theory. 

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 and encourages applications from women and minorities.  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. 

Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly work, graduate school transcript, evidence of teaching ability (including, if available, syllabi and teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation.  Your letter of intent should address the ways in which you would further the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Lafayette College's diversity statement ( 

Please upload application material electronically through Interfolio at  Consideration of applications will begin on February 4, 2019. Questions may be directed to Helena Silverstein, Department Head, at [email protected].

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 characteristic protected by law, in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.




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Posted: 1/11/2019
Application Due: 3/12/2019
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