Academic Affairs

Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

African American Studies 

The African American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment in the program beginning July 1, 2016. This is an open-rank search. We especially seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in the social sciences, history, politics and comparative politics, social policy, sociology, and social or political theory with specific focus on the African American experience. We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. in African American Studies, History, Political Science, or Sociology and applicants who have a Ph.D. in other social science fields in which they have a demonstrated record of emphasis on African American topics. The teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4985. Include cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. We also require the email addresses for three referees so that we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation from them. Applications received by September 15, 2015 will be given full consideration. Please contact Camille Martin (csmartin@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

College of Film and the Moving Image

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FILM STUDIES DEPARTMENT invites application for an Assistant Professor position with a focus on film, television, and media history, beginning July 1, 2015. Candidates must have a PhD in hand by time of appointment. We seek a colleague with disciplinary interests in historical poetics, and we have particular interest in a candidate whose scholarship engages with genre, authorship, aesthetics, and narrative. Knowledge of studio-era cinema is important. A successful candidate will join a distinguished undergraduate major with forty years of achievement and over 400 alumni working throughout the film and television industries. Our curriculum unifies media studies with production in a liberal arts setting, and emphasizes audience-centered artistic practice. Strong consideration will be given to the teaching record of the candidate, scholarship, and the willingness to participate in the further expansion of a burgeoning program. Tangible evidence of excellence in undergraduate pedagogy is especially important. Teaching load is two courses per semester. 

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, the email addresses for three referees, writing sample (25-page maximum), and teaching evaluations (if available), to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4460  For full consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2014.

College of East Asian Studies

Effective July 1, 2016. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Japanese. PhD in hand or near completion by time of appointment. We seek a colleague with a broad foundation in pre-modern Japanese literature and culture and have a particular interest in candidates whose research and teaching engage with comparative frameworks informed by critical theory. Grounding in another discipline, such as Visual Studies, Gender Studies, or in the literature of a region outside Japan, will be considered advantageous The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and display tangible evidence of excellence in language instruction. The teaching load is two courses per semester, typically including at least one upper-level language course per year.  Wesleyan has a generous sabbatical policy, which allows one semester off at full pay following six semesters of full-time teaching.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, writing sample (25-page maximum), teaching statement, and teaching evaluations (if available), names and email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/applicants/5054. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2015, when the system will close at midnight and accept no additional materials. Successful semi-finalists will be interviewed via Skype and finalists invited to campus. 

College of Letters

Effective July 1, 2016. Assistant professor (tenure track) in Comparative Literature in Wesleyan University’s College of Letters (a Department). PhD in hand at time of appointment. Specialists in the comparative study of all languages, periods and genres of European literature from 1500-1900 will be considered. The College of Letters is an interdisciplinary department of European literature, history and philosophy from the classical period to the present day. Familiarity with theories of language and translation will be helpful. Team teaching of material from all three disciplines, over the period from antiquity to the present, is required, so broad literary, historical and philosophical interests are essential. The teaching load is 2/2. Wesleyan University values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong and diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Applicants will also be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the department and university and to strive to integrate their field across the disciplines.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5066. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages, statement on current research, statement on teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy, which includes sample course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5066

Applications completed by November 1, 2015 will receive full consideration. The system will close at midnight on November 1 and will disallow uploading of application materials after that time. Interviews of semi-finalists will be conducted by Skype in December and finalists invited to campus beginning at the end of January.

Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in Computer Science to begin in fall 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, and must have a strong research record and experience in teaching. Tenure track faculty in Computer Science at Wesleyan have a one-two teaching load (three courses per year).

We encourage candidates in all areas of Computer Science to apply but the department is especially interested in databases, machine learning, natural language processing, software engineering and software systems. Prospective candidates should not feel constrained by this list, particularly those who would contribute to the diversity of the faculty.

We will begin reviewing applications on Dec. 1, 2015. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses teaching. As part of your teaching statement
we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

Applications must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5939. Other correspondence regarding this position may be sent to cssearch@wesleyan.edu

Molecular Biophysics Program

The Molecular Biophysics Program of Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position beginning July 1, 2017. Wesleyan University is a small, selective liberal-arts university with PhD programs in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The appointment will be in the program and one or more of the associated departments (Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry or Physics). Candidates at all levels, particularly senior-level candidates, are encouraged to apply. Viable candidates are expected to be at the forefront of timely and significant research in molecular or cellular biophysics, and equally committed to offering high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and research training. The candidate will be expected to contribute to and complement existing program areas of strength in protein-DNA interactions, nucleic acid structure, enzymatic mechanisms, membranes and membrane proteins, bioinformatics and computational biophysics. The Molecular Biophysics program is an interdepartmental program of 13 faculty members that provides a stimulating research environment, and has a full complement of instrumentation including optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopies, microcalorimetry, and transient chemical kinetics, as well as a high performance computer cluster and access to an X-ray diffractometer and ultra high-field NMR spectrometer. Applicants are required to have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in Biophysics or a closely related field, and plan to continue or launch an independent research program funded by extramural grants. Teaching load is 2 courses/year plus supervision of undergraduate and graduate research.

Please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, reprints, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, teaching evaluations (if available), and email addresses for three recommenders to: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5028. As part of the teaching statement, we invite applicants to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Music

ARTIST/SCHOLAR IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/COMPOSITION

POSITION: The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly creative artist/scholar with a primary background in jazz and African American musics. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries are welcome, as are additional fields of expertise. This is a full-time, tenure track/tenured position, to begin July 1, 2016.

RANK: Open (tenure track/tenured)

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate or equivalent professional experience.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

DUTIES: Teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, directing performance ensembles, advising undergraduate and graduate theses, and administrative duties. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

INSTITUTION: Courses given by the Music department range from introductory to graduate level. The program offers a strong undergraduate major, the M.A. in music, and the Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, all with a long-standing interest in performance and cultural studies. Particular areas of strength include: experimental and digital, American, African, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and European musics.

APPLICATION
INFORMATION: Applications completed on or before September 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.You will be required to upload the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) work samples, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy. Work samples may include audio or video recordings (in the form of links), a dissertation chapter, a published article or review, or any combination that best reflects your creative interests and potential. Text documents (.doc, .pdf) may be uploaded directly under Required or Optional Documents. For audio or video recordings upload either a URL (web address) for your website or a document containing links to your recordings. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Apply at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4871.

Romance Languages and Literatures

Wesleyan University’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship of French beginning July 1, 2016. We seek a colleague with expertise in 16th- and 17th-century French drama and theater, with an interest in teaching other writers of the period (e.g., Rabelais, Montaigne, Marguerite de Navarre, and Léry), and an ability to offer courses on 20th- and 21st-century French-language theater. A strong secondary interest in other performing arts of the early modern period (ballet, opera) and/or in staging French plays would be especially welcome. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute broadly to an interdisciplinary French Studies curriculum ranging from the Middle Ages to the present. Preference will be given to applicants eager to collaborate with scholars in other disciplines and departments. Applicants should be able and eager to teach at all levels of the curriculum, from elementary language courses to seminars in French and English. We invite candidates to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. The teaching load is two courses per semester and Wesleyan offers a generous sabbatical policy. Requirements: PhD in hand or near completion by time of appointment; native or near-native fluency in French; and tangible evidence of scholarly promise and excellence in language instruction.

Submit a letter of application, copy of graduate school transcript, curriculum vitae, email addresses for three recommenders or their Interfolio information, writing sample (25-page maximum), and teaching statistics and/or evaluations, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4893

For full consideration, all materials, including letters of reference, must be received by midnight October 9, 2015, when the link will close. Campus visits will take place in November.

Psychology

Developmental Psychology. The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University seeks to appoint, at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, a broadly trained developmental psychologist.  Research focus on any developmental period, from infancy to aging, is welcome, although some preference will be given to scholarship in lifespan development, social and emotional development, or cultural factors in development. The ideal candidate will have a high quality research program that incorporates undergraduates and will be prepared to teach an introductory course in developmental psychology, two specialized courses in an area of expertise, and one course in introductory psychology, statistics, or research methods. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2016. The Department currently has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of cognition, neuroscience, psychopathology, developmental, cultural, and social psychology. Department members also contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Neuroscience and Behavior, Science in Society, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and participate in a postdoctoral program.  Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The appointment will begin July 1, 2016.

Please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, reprints, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience with innovative and inclusive pedagogies, teaching evaluations (if available), and email addresses for three recommenders to: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4860. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Sociology

Wesleyan University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professorships beginning Fall, 2016. Areas include, but are not limited to, food; education; transnational migration and diaspora; and the politics of knowledge production. In addition to Introductory Sociology, ability to teach Sociological Theory and/or Sociological Analysis is a plus. The department encourages applicants with critical and interdisciplinary approaches to social inquiry. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load is 2/2. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.


A complete application includes a cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample or samples; statement of current research; documentation of teaching experience, including course syllabi and student evaluations; and the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4934. Applications completed by September 14, 2015 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sharon Smith (sasmith@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.


Center for the Americas

Latin American Studies 

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies. We seek an historian of the twentieth century, with preference given to candidates whose research focuses on Central America or the Andean region. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the Latin American Studies Program. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2016 and preferably since 2012. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5038. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patricia Hill, Director, Center for the Americas, (phill@wesleyan.edu). Applications received by November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Native American Studies

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous people in North America. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2016 and preferably since 2012. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5037. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patricia Hill, Director, Center for the Americas, (phill@wesleyan.edu). Applications received by November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.


Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator, 860-685-4771, afarias@wesleyan.edu

 All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate's completion of a pre-employment background check, to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.