The International Affairs Program at Lafayette College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in International Affairs for a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2023. We are a nationally-ranked interdisciplinary program located an hour from New York City and seek applicants with strong interdisciplinary expertise. Our preference is for candidates in the areas of environment, sustainability, indigenous environmental justice and/or environmental migration with an open regional emphasis. Ability to teach an introductory course in geographic information science (GIS) would be an asset. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Scholars of color and from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will teach a globalization gateway course, research methods and several courses in their own field of specialization. This is a full-time appointment with a 3/3 teaching load. Candidates should have some interdisciplinary background and experience in teaching undergraduates. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant social science (such as Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Area Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies). ABD candidates with a firm completion date by August 2023 will also be considered. More information about International Affairs is available at

Please upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate school transcripts, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted to by February 15, 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 Angelika von Wahl (Professor and Chair of International Affairs, and Chair of the Search Committee) at (Office: 207 Oechsle Center for Global Education, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042).

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college in Easton, PA with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The College is deeply 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 in the 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.