The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in German at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Area of specialization open.  The Department welcomes candidates with strong backgrounds in German literature and/or film and culture as well as interdisciplinary interests, including, but not limited to: race and ethnicity, transculturalism, and gender and sexuality.  The appointment will begin July 1, 2020.  The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, 3/2 thereafter.  Salary and benefits are competitive.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate German program and to be able to contribute to interdisciplinary programs.  Native or near-native proficiency in German and English is required.  We encourage applications from candidates with a proven record of published and ongoing scholarship and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the college level demonstrating a strong commitment to curricular development, inclusive pedagogies, and the incorporation of innovative and accessible language-learning technologies.  A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, teaching portfolio, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation at  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 (  Applications will be accepted until October 25, 2019.  Interviews will be conducted via video conference prior to Thanksgiving.  Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci (

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 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.