The Department of Government and Law invites applications for a one-year visiting position in American Politics with a focus on Race and Ethnic Politics.  The position runs for academic year 2021-2022 and will be at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor if Ph.D. is in hand by the start date, or, for ABD, at the rank of Visiting Instructor. Teaching requirements include three courses each semester, and candidates should be prepared to teach Introduction to U.S. Politics, as well as intermediate and advanced courses in their areas of expertise.

Applications should include a letter of intent that contains a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly work, graduate school transcript, evidence of teaching ability (including, if available, syllabi and teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation. In the letter of intent, applicants should address the ways in which their teaching, scholarship, and/or community engagement will support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college’s diversity statement (

Please upload application material electronically through Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Helena Silverstein, Department Head, at

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.  Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship.