Assistant Professor in International Affairs
The International Affairs Program at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2021. We are a nationally-ranked interdisciplinary program in global studies and we seek applicants with expertise in global and transnational patterns of power, culture, and identity. Priority will be given to applicants with a demonstrated research agenda that reflects the transnational flows of people (e.g. diaspora, migration, refugees, labor) or ideas (e.g. colonialism, post-colonialism, indigeneity, race) and how these patterns intersect with systemic structures of inequality and exclusion. We seek candidates who show exceptional promise as scholars and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and service. Scholars of color and from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant social science (such as Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Urban Studies, Area Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies). Preferred areas of specialization are migration, development, post-colonialism and/or critical race theory. Experience teaching multi-disciplinary methods to undergraduates is also essential, as is a deep commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship. In addition to teaching the core courses in the major, faculty members will develop and offer courses in their areas of expertise. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 thereafter. More information about International Affairs is available at https://internationalaffairs.lafayette.edu/.
Applications should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/82243 and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample of scholarly work (max. 25 pages) Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted via the Interfolio site. In their materials, candidates should address how their teaching and research will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (http://www.lafayette.edu/about/diversity-statement). Review of applications will begin February 17 and continue until the position is filled.
Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college in Easton, PA with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The College is located approximately 65 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all its students, staff, and faculty. 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.