Assistant Professor of English

The English Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in writing and rhetoric studies or related field. Desirable areas of specialization include science and/or technical communication, computational approaches to writing and rhetoric, visual rhetoric, or literacy studies. Other possibilities include the history and theory of rhetoric, multimodal composition, and writing across the curriculum. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can connect with college-wide initiatives in data science and/or inclusive STEM education. The position will also include an administrative role in the College Writing Program.


The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced writing and rhetoric courses within the major and in the Common Course of Study. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, 3/2 thereafter. Research support is generous. The appointment will begin July 1, 2020. Ph.D. by the start date and teaching experience are required. 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 (


Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a 10-15 page writing sample, and three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted by November 1, 2019 through Interfolio ( 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 and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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