The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Lafayette College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position in Sociology for the academic years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Sociology and elective courses that fit within the department’s curriculum and their substantive areas of expertise. Preferred areas of specialty include sociology of organizations, media and society, sociology of consumerism and marketing, and deviance, but the search committee will consider faculty across all areas of expertise. This is a full-time appointment with a 3/3 teaching load each year. A PhD is required, but ABD candidates with a firm completion date by June 2023 will also be considered. We especially welcome applicants who can contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion.

Candidates should upload a letter of application and CV to Letters of recommendation will be requested for finalists. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2023. In your cover letter please address how your teaching and research might support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement.

Inquiries may be sent to Rebecca Kissane, Chair of the Search Committee, at or Joli Mellett, Office Administrator, at or 610-330-5184.

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. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.