The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Lafayette College invites
applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of German for the academic year 2021–2022. We seek a generalist with expertise in an interdisciplinary field such as film and media studies, race and migration, transnational literature, environmental or medical humanities, or gender and sexuality, who will teach German language, literature, and culture courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, and who is expected to participate in extracurricular language/culture activities. Native or near-native proficiency in German and English as well as a Ph.D. at the time of appointment are required. This is a full-time appointment with a 3/3 teaching load. The appointment will begin August 16, 2021. Salary and benefits are very competitive.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and three
confidential letters of recommendation to 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 June 11. Interviews will be conducted via video
conference. Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof.
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.