The Department of History at Lafayette College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in the history of Africa beginning late August 2022. All regional specializations, time periods, and topics of study will be considered. The successful candidate will teach introductory world history courses, as well as more specialized courses in African history. Visiting faculty members receive competitive salaries and teach a 3-3 load. Preference will be given to candidates with previous teaching experience.

The review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For
consideration in the first round of review, please submit application materials by August 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm (extended from August 7). Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and the contact information of two references via Interfolio

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 ( For ABD applicants, please also indicate your progress toward and expected timing of completion of the doctoral degree and include your dissertation supervisor as one of your references.

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 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.

Please direct any questions to department head, Professor Rebekah Pite (