The Environmental Science & Studies Programs at Lafayette College invite applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Environmental Humanities beginning July 1, 2021. We seek a colleague with a background in environmental humanities or humanist social sciences with teaching and research interests in environmental justice, literature, ethics, or a related field. The successful applicant will teach a 3-3 load including an introductory course in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies major, one intermediate-level course in Environmental Justice, a second intermediate level-course (e.g., in Environmental Literature, Indigenous Studies, Global Ecologies), and one advanced course in his or her area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD and teaching experience; however, we will consider well-qualified ABD applicants. The Environmental Programs are interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and with interest in and/or experience working in collaborative interdisciplinary settings to apply.
The review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 15th, 2021. Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, vita, college and graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference via the interfolio interface: apply.interfolio.com/82925 . For ABD applicants, one letter should be from the dissertation supervisor, indicating progress toward completion of the degree. In their cover letter, candidates should address how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or community service will support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement available online (diversity.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/). Please direct any questions to search committee chair, Megan Rothenberger, email@example.com.
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.