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Visiting Assistant Professor in International Affairs

Employer
Lafayette College
Location
Easton, Pennsylvania

Job Details

The International Affairs Program at Lafayette College invites applications for a VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in International Affairs for a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2023. We are a nationally-ranked interdisciplinary program located an hour from New York City and seek applicants with strong interdisciplinary expertise. Our preference is for candidates in the areas of environment, sustainability, indigenous environmental justice and/or environmental migration with an open regional emphasis. Ability to teach an introductory course in geographic information science (GIS) would be an asset. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Scholars of color and from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
 
The successful candidate will teach a globalization gateway course, research methods and several courses in their own field of specialization. This is a full-time appointment with a 3/3 teaching load. Candidates should have some interdisciplinary background and experience in teaching undergraduates. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant social science (such as Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Area Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies). ABD candidates with a firm completion date by August 2023 will also be considered. More information about International Affairs is available at https://internationalaffairs.lafayette.edu/.
 
Please upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate school transcripts, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/119919 by February 15, 2023. In your cover letter please address how your teaching and research might support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/).
 
Inquiries may be sent to Angelika von Wahl (Professor and Chair of International Affairs, and Chair of the Search Committee) at vonwahla@lafayette.edu (Office: 207 Oechsle Center for Global Education, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042).
 
Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college in Easton, PA with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The College is deeply 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 in the 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.
 

Organization

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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