Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in International Affairs beginning in the Fall Semester 2016.
We are seeking an individual to teach in the thriving interdisciplinary International Affairs program. The International Affairs program at Lafayette College was created in 1949 and recently completed a curricular revision to represent a broad global perspective that investigates international, transnational, and global issues. Today, the International Affairs program is housed in the newly opened Oechsle Center for Global Education, and brings together faculty and students primarily from the Social Sciences and Humanities; however, the program’s thematic concentrations also draw on Lafayette College’s strengths in the Natural Sciences and Engineering. The successful candidate should have interdisciplinary training, preferably in Global Studies, as well as demonstrated interest in teaching interdisciplinary Research Methods (qualitative, quantitative and/or spatial approaches) and the International Affairs Senior Seminar on globalization. The candidate will also have the opportunity to teach courses in her/his area of specialty. Candidates from all disciplines with interdisciplinary training are welcome to apply. We welcome applications from a broad range of specialties in International Affairs/Global Studies. Some preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the College’s needs in Area Studies (particularly South Asia, South East Asia, and/or Latin
America) and/or contemporary issues in global studies such as migration, social movements, NGOs, technology, human geography, North-South, and South-South relations. We prefer that the candidate have a Ph.D., although ABD candidates close to completion of the degree will be considered.
Located in Easton, PA, about an hour from New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. 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.
Prospective applicants with inquiries about the position may send their questions to email@example.com. The starting date is Fall Semester 2016, and applications will be accepted until October 15, 2015. Candidates should submit a letter of application including a discussion of how their training/background is reflected in their teaching in the interdisciplinary field of global studies. In addition, candidates should submit statements of teaching and research interests, a CV, and graduate school transcripts, and have three letters of reference submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. In these materials, we invite candidates to address, as appropriate, how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service might support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement (http://www.lafayette.edu/about/diversity-statement/).