Visiting Assistant Professor of German - Department of Languages and Literary Studies

Department of Languages and Literary Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor of German


The Department of Languages and Literary Studies at Lafayette College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of German to begin July 1, 2023. This is a full-time appointment with a 3/3 teaching load. The successful candidate will teach German language, literature, and culture courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and participate in extracurricular language/culture activities. Areas of research specialization are open. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary expertise in fields such as transnational literature and culture, race and migration, postcolonial studies, environmental humanities, film and media studies, or gender studies. Native or near-native proficiency in German and English as well as a Ph.D. at the time of appointment are required.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation at As part of your letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the college’s diversity statement ( Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2023.  Interviews will be conducted via video conference. Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Daniel Quirós (


Lafayette College is a highly selective, private undergraduate-only liberal arts college with 2,700 students located within 70 miles of New York City and Philadelphia. 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.


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