The Lafayette College Women’s and Gender Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of feminist activism, social movements and/or policy beginning in the Fall Semester, 2019. A Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies or an appropriate social science field is required at the time of appointment.

We seek a teacher-scholar who will contribute to our vibrant and growing interdisciplinary major program. Candidates should be able to teach the WGS introductory course, as well as intermediate and advanced courses in the areas of feminist activism, social movements and/or policy. The ability to teach interdisciplinary feminist research methods and design is also of interest. The WGS program at Lafayette is committed to intersectional perspectives and candidate expertise in intersectional approaches to both pedagogy and scholarship is highly desirable. Academic responsibilities include teaching 4 courses the first year and then 5 courses per year thereafter, and participating in events and programming related to Women’s and Gender Studies. In all cases, the successful candidate will have training in Women’s and Gender Studies, a commitment to pedagogical excellence, a promising scholarly record, and interest in working in collaborative interdisciplinary settings.

Applications will be accepted until October 15th, 2018. Candidates should submit a letter of application, brief statements of teaching and research interests, a C.V, a sample syllabus, a short (max 10 pages) writing sample, and three letters of reference to Candidates should include in their application an explanation of how their teaching, research and/or scholarship could contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Prospective applicants with inquiries about the position can contact Mary A. Armstrong, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate 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.