Posted: May 3, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics/International Relations

Lafayette College - Easton, PA
Application Deadline: N/A
International Studies

The Department of Government and Law invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Comparative Politics/International Relations.  The position runs for academic year 2021-2022 and will be at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor if Ph.D. is in hand by the start date, or, for ABD, at the rank of Visiting Instructor. Teaching requirements include three courses each semester, and candidates should be prepared to teach Introduction to Comparative Politics, as well as intermediate and advanced courses in their areas of expertise.  Ability to teach Introduction to International Politics would be a plus.  Though we welcome applications from across the comparative politics and international relations subfields, we are particularly interested in candidates with regional expertise in Africa, Latin America, or South Asia, and topical specialization in one or more of the following: migration and immigration; post-colonial studies and state formation; ethnic conflict and post-conflict processes; the politics of development.

Applications should include a letter of intent that contains a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly work, graduate school transcript, evidence of teaching ability (including, if available, syllabi and teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation. In the letter of intent, applicants should address the ways in which their teaching, scholarship, and/or community engagement will support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college's diversity statement (

Please upload application material electronically through Interfolio at  Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Helena Silverstein, Department Head, at [email protected].