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Assistant Professor of Spanish

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Lafayette College
Location
Easton, Pennsylvania

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The Department of Languages & Literary Studies at Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is Latin American Contemporary Literature and Cultural Production, with a sub-specialization focused on Andean Studies, Mexican Studies, and/or Indigenous Studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2023.  The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, 3/2 thereafter. The PhD is required by the start of fall semester 2023.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate Spanish program and in Lafayette’s core curriculum. Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English is required. The ability to teach interdisciplinary courses is a plus. We encourage applications from candidates with a proven record of published and ongoing scholarship and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience demonstrating a strong commitment to inclusive pedagogies, curricular development, and instructional technologies. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/114314. As part of your letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the college’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/). Applications will be accepted until November 14, 2023. Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci ([email protected]).

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

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive 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. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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Working for Lafayette College

Lafayette is a private liberal arts college rated "most academically competitive" for admissions with 2,300 undergraduates studying engineering, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences. Lafayette is not only a great place for students to learn, but also a great place to work for its 650 full-time employees. 

Lafayette's faculty include 195 full-time teacher-scholars, all of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field. Teaching, student mentoring, and scholarship are the top priorities of the faculty at Lafayette. The educational philosophy focuses on direct student-faculty contact not only in the classroom but also in research projects and social settings.

Hailing from 39 states and 51 countries, Lafayette's students represent a wide variety of ethnic, social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. These students enrich the campus community with their ideas and experiences and, above all, their desire to learn.

Founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, Lafayette is located in the tree-lined neighborhood of College Hill, overlooking the Delaware River and downtown Easton, a 15-minute walk from campus. The college has grown to include 60 buildings on 340 acres including a 230-acre athletic campus.

Lafayette is a leader in faculty-mentored student research, study abroad programs, internships and externships, service learning, writing across the disciplines, first-year experiences, and creative projects. It is a place of academic excellence and opportunity where every student can realize his or her full potential.

Students may earn bachelor of arts in 32 fields and bachelor of science in four engineering disciplines and nine science fields. Lafayette offers students opportunities to customize their learning that are not available at other institutions where the focus is not exclusively on undergraduates. The Lafayette Experience means discovery both in and out of the classroom, through student-centered, active learning that combines the highest academic standards with diverse extracurricular programs. Lafayette graduates are prepared for success and leadership.

About Easton

Easton is about 70 miles west of New York City and 60 miles north of Philadelphia. It has been cited as one of the best small arts town in America. The 30,000 residents of Easton live on the eastern edge of the greater Lehigh Valley, a metropolitan area with a population of 650,000. Highlights of downtown Easton include Binney & Smith's Crayola Factory, the National Canal Museum, and the historic State Theatre, which features concerts, plays and dance by visiting artists.

The city was founded in 1752 by Thomas Penn, son of Pennsylvania's founder William Penn, and is one of only three colonial cities in which a public reading of the Declaration of Independence occurred on July 8, 1776. Easton is the county seat for Pennsylvania's Northampton County.

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