The English Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a one-year position as visiting assistant professor, specializing in African-American literature. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory courses in writing and literature, and advanced courses in African-American literature. We are particularly interested in candidates with secondary strengths in American Modernism, critical race theory, and/or literatures of the African diaspora. The teaching load is 3/3. The appointment will begin July 1, 2022. Ph.D. by the start date with prior teaching experience is strongly preferred. We especially welcome applicants who can contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion.

Please submit an application letter, teaching statement, and cv to and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to the Interfolio address as well. Review of applications will begin April 22, and the position will remain open until filled. As part of your letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college’s diversity statement ( Inquiries may be sent to department head Chris Phillips (he/him) at

Located within 70 miles of both New York and Philadelphia in eastern Pennsylvania, 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.