The English Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in fiction writing and screenwriting at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are particularly interested in candidates who also could teach literature, rhetoric, and/or interdisciplinary courses. The appointment will begin July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced fiction and screenwriting courses; lower division courses in writing and literature; and courses that fulfill the requirements of the Common Course of Study. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, 3/2 thereafter. Research support is generous. MFA or Ph.D. by start date and teaching experience required. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher who has published creative work and who is committed to the mission of a liberal arts college. 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 (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/).
Application materials (letter and C.V.) should be submitted through Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/54061) by November 1, 2018. Questions may be directed to Professor Paul Cefalu, English Department Head, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via video conferencing.
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 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.