The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at Lafayette College invites applications for a one-year, full-time, visiting assistant professor position (3/3 teaching load) beginning Fall 2021. Preferred area of specialization: 19th and / or 20th century French and Francophone literatures and cultures. Teaching responsibilities include instruction at all levels of the French curriculum. The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Native or near-native proficiency in French is required. The successful candidate is expected to have received their Ph.D. by the beginning of fall semester. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation through . The cover letter should address how the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and/or community service support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Applications will be accepted until May 5, 2021, or until the position is filled.  Inquiries can be directed to Department Secretary Ms. Sue Stetler (

Located within 70 miles of New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is highly selective undergraduate 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 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.