Academic Affairs

Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

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.

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.

Physical Education

Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse. Wesleyan University is seeking applicants for the adjunct faculty position of Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, organizing and administering all aspects of the women’s lacrosse program, including practice planning, scheduling, arranging for travel, recruiting, supervising an assistant coach, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. The successful candidate will also be expected to design and implement effective fundraising initiatives for the program. Duties will also include the teaching of for credit, physical education skills courses. Also, the successful candidate must adhere to University, NESCAC and NCAA Division III regulations. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is an adjunct faculty multi-year appointment beginning on July 1, 2015. Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree in a sports related field is preferred. Candidates should have significant experience in the coaching of lacrosse at the college, secondary or club level. The ability to mentor students in a very challenging academic environment is an important qualification, as well as, the ability to recruit and coach highly competitive lacrosse players. 

To apply visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4924. A complete application includes a cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy, and the email address of three references so that we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation. As part of the teaching philosophy, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications received by May 31, 2015 will receive full consideration. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Mike Whalen, at mwhalen@wesleyan.edu.

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.


Professor of the Practice of Quantitative Analysis

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS CENTER invites applications for two openings for Professor of the Practice:  responsible for the teaching and development of data analysis courses, and for consulting with faculty interested in incorporating data analysis work in their courses, and for scholarly activities. The person in this position will engage in diverse collaborations with academic departments, programs and individual faculty across the university to promote data analysis work.  The professor of the practice will contribute to the further development of the digital and computational knowledge initiative, the scientific computing and informatics program, and data science related initiatives, by teaching existing courses and collaboratively working on the development of new ones that serve the curriculum needs of several academic departments/programs (including graduate programs) and by facilitating the development of quantitative reasoning across the curriculum. Courses may include on-line components in addition to face-to-face instruction.  Professors of the practice are not tenure-track positions, but are renewable positions based on performance, budget, and continued need. Each position may be at the assistant, associate, or full professor level depending on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.   The primary responsibility of the position will be to teach and co-teach courses in data analysis and statistical computing. Consulting will be a significant secondary responsibility. Consulting activities may include but are not limited to: working with faculty in integrating data analysis in course work, advising faculty and students on appropriate data analysis methods, organizing professional development opportunities, collaborating on grant writing, and developing consortia and externally funded projects.  Participating on campus committees and working groups and performing related duties as assigned.

To apply, submit a letter of application cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three referees should be submitted via http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4852. Applications received by June 1, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Visitor and Other Searches

American Studies

Asian American History/Studies.  The American Studies Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars specializing in the field of Asian American History/Studies for a one-year visiting assistant professorship. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a survey course on Asian American history as well as more specialized courses. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college; teaching load is five courses per year. To apply, please submit cover letter, CV, a writing sample (article, or 30-page or less chapter or excerpt from a chapter),and three letters of reference to https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4728. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patricia Hill (phill@wesleyan.edu), Search Committee Chair. Applications received by February 10, 2015 will receive full consideration.  

Anthropology

The Wesleyan University Department of Anthropology invites application for a one-year full-time visiting assistant professor position specializing in archaeology, regional focus and topical expertise open. The teaching load is five courses for the year, including a freshman year seminar and at least two courses fulfilling specific requirements for the anthropology major and the archaeology major/minor. Information about the department and the program can be found at http://wesleyan.edu/anthro/index.html and http://www.wesleyan.edu/archprog/. The successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity for excellence in teaching, active engagement in research, and a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education; previous undergraduate teaching experience preferred. Ph.D. expected at the time of appointment. Wesleyan is a selective liberal-arts university in which a research-active faculty provides exceptional undergraduate teaching as well as graduate training. More information can be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/about/index.html.

A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three referees should be submitted via https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4727. Applications received by March 1, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Art and Art History

Art Historian of East Asia. Department of Art and Art History, Wesleyan University.  Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor, 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016 (with the possibility of renewal for a second year).  The Department of Art and Art History seeks an art historian of premodern or early modern East Asia, region and period of research specialization open.  3-2 teaching load. In the fall semester, the appointee will teach a survey (such as Buddhist Art in East Asia), a topically focused first-year seminar on East Asian art, and an intermediate-level theory and methods course for art history majors.  In the spring semester, s/he will teach an intermediate level course (such as East Asian architecture) and a seminar in a topic of the appointee’s choosing. These courses will be cross-listed with Wesleyan’s College of East Asian Studies.  The College is an extended, interdisciplinary major program that offers its students and faculty extensive opportunities for interaction in East Asian languages. It is expected that the appointee will be a participant in the Department’s and the College’s activities. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by 1 September 2015, and preferably some independent teaching experience. Submit letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a one-page dissertation abstract, at: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4722. Applications received by 15 February 2015 will receive full consideration. 

College of East Asian Studies

Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature and Language, for a one-year term (1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016). Candidates will need to demonstrate evidence of native or near-native ability in both Chinese and English. Teaching responsibilities include five courses (3-2): three literature/culture courses and two semesters of third-year Chinese. One of the literature/culture courses will be a broad East Asian Civilization course. Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. The College of East Asian Studies is a three-year, interdisciplinary major program that offers its students and faculty extensive opportunities for interaction in East Asian languages. It is expected that the appointee will be a participant in the College’s activities. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or near completion. Submit letter of application, c.v., email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a one-page thesis abstract, at https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4730. Applications received by 2 March 2015 are guaranteed full consideration. 

English

The English Department at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a full-time, visiting position in Creative Writing to begin in fall 2015.  Expertise in two or more genres desirable, non-fiction and poetry preferred.Teaching  responsibilities include two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops in Creative Writing, as well as literature courses. The successful candidate will also advise two theses per year, help plan and attend the reading series, and be part of a growing, lively undergraduate concentration in Creative Writing.

This is a multi-year position. The person hired will, as such, be eligible for renewal on an annual basis, for up to three years, based on performance.The candidate should be a published writer and an experienced teacher. A terminal degree (MFA or PhD), or the equivalent in publications, is required.

Please submit cover letter, cv, writing sample (50 pages max), and email addresses for 3 references to: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4726.  

German Studies

Two-year full-time visiting position in German Studies, with benefits. Specialization is open. Teaching load is 2/3, likely including 1 intermediate language course and 2 advanced seminars in German, 1 freshman seminar in English, and 1 general-interest course in English. An active presence in the department and advising of majors is expected. Ph.D. should be completed by July 1, 2015.

Upload application letter describing teaching and research interests; CV; sample syllabuses; email addresses for three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation; and a writing sample, not to exceed 20 pages, by April 15, 2015 to: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4812

History

1) The Department of History at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year full-time visiting assistant professor whose research addresses broadly defined questions of empires, ethnicities, and borders. The area of specialization, and geographic and chronological boundaries are open. Teaching load for the visiting assistant professor position: 5 courses for the year (3-2). Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2015. Applications should be addressed to Magda Teter, Chair, Department of History, and submitted electronically at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4774 by March 25, 2015. The application should include a cover letter, CV, and the email address of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

2). The Department of History at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year full-time visiting assistant professor in Jewish History. The area of specialization, and geographic and chronological boundaries are open. The successful candidate will teach a survey course in Jewish history, a methods seminar in Jewish Studies, and courses in his/her specialty, and will be expected to participate and contribute to the activities of the Center for Jewish Studies at Wesleyan. Teaching load for the visiting assistant professor position: 5 courses for the year (3-2). Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2015. Applications should be addressed to Magda Teter, Chair, Department of History, and submitted electronically at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4775 by March 25, 2015. The application should include a cover letter, CV, and the email address of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

3). The Department of History at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year full-time visiting assistant professor in 20th Century US history. Candidates whose research focuses on visual studies, law and history, urban history, or who have experience in public history are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching load for the visiting assistant professor position: 5 courses for the year (3-2). Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2015. Applications should be addressed to Magda Teter, Chair, Department of History, and submitted electronically to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4777 by March 25, 2015. The application should include a cover letter, CV, and the email address of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

Mathematics and Computer Science

Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship that is renewable for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment and have a strong teaching record and evidence of an active research commitment. Research interest in areas represented by current faculty (algorithms, programming languages, logic, and software
engineering) is a plus. The course load is four courses per year, consisting primarily of an introductory-level course for non-majors. The department is redesigning this course to serve as an alternative entry point for majors, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in this process. There will also be an opportunity to teach more advanced courses or electives in the applicant's specialty.

We will review applications until the position is filled, but to ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by Friday, 27 February 2015. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three or four letters of recommendation, with at least one, and preferably two, addressing teaching. Applications must be submitted online at academicjobsonline.org. Please submit PDF files only (not URLs). Other correspondence regarding this position may be sent by e-mail to csjob@wesleyan.edu or to Computer Science Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. For more information about the department please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/mathcs

Postdoctoral Position

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position that is renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment and have strong research and teaching records. While the successful applicant will be able to pursue his/her own research agenda, an interest in current faculty research is a plus. Areas currently represented include algorithms and complexity, programming languages, logic, and software engineering. The teaching load is three courses per year, consisting primarily of an introductory-level course for non-majors. The department is redesigning this course to serve as an alternative entry point for majors, and the successful candidate will be welcome to participate in this process. There will also be an opportunity to teach more advanced courses or electives in the applicant's specialty.

We will review applications until the position is filled, but to ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by Friday, 27 February 2015. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three or four letters of recommendation, with at least one addressing teaching. Applications must be submitted online at academicjobsonline.org. Please submit PDF files only (not URLs). Other correspondence regarding this position may be sent by e-mail to csjob@wesleyan.edu or to Computer Science Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. For more information about the department please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/mathcs

The department is also accepting applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship that is renewable for up to three years; please see our advertisement on academicjobsonline.org for details. Candidates are welcome to apply for both jobs, but must submit all materials for each position separately.

Music

The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly qualified teacher and scholar with strong skills in the teaching of Music Theory and History. This is a full-time one-year visiting position beginning July 1, 2015.

RANK: Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. completed or very near completion by July 1, 2015; teaching experience in a college or university environment.

DUTIES: Teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate music theory and history courses. Advising majors and non-majors, and supervising undergraduate capstone projects. The teaching load is five courses per year.

INSTITUTION: The Music department’s courses range from introduction to music through graduate seminars, in a program that offers a strong undergraduate music major program, the MA in music, and the PhD 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.

DEADLINE: Review of applications begins April 10, 2015 and the position will remain vacant until filled.

APPLICATION: To apply, please visit https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4755 

Information concerning the Music Department may be found at www.wesleyan.edu/music

Romance Languages and Literatures

SPANISH. Beginning July 1, 2015, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor. PhD in hand or near completion preferred. Scholarly focus: Golden Age Spanish Literature and Culture (interests in Iberian Medieval and/or Colonial Latin American Literature and Culture welcome). Native or near-native fluency in Spanish. Visitor teaching load: 5 courses for the year (3-2), specifically two seminars on Spanish Golden Age (and/or Medieval/Colonial Latin American) to be taught in Spanish, one seminar in English for first-year students (centered on Spanish Golden Age but with a broadly comparatist/interdisciplinary scope), and one section each of the multi-sectional 5th-semester intermediate-advanced and 4th-semester intermediate Spanish courses. The visitor is expected to help with recruitment of students for the major and extracurricular activities organized for students. Excellence in undergraduate teaching and a willingness to work collaboratively are essential.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for the two seminars in Spanish and the first-year comparative seminar in English, and a writing sample in English or Spanish (35-page maximum), and the email addresses for three references, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4200. For full consideration, applications must be received by noon, Friday, February 20, 2015. 

Psychology

Visiting Faculty Positions in Psychology. The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invites applications for multiple one-year visiting faculty positions at the assistant professor level in all areas of psychology. Responsibilities include teaching area courses (e.g., cognitive, developmental) and research methods, and contributing to academic advising of majors. The visitor course load is five courses (3/2) per academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2015. The Department currently has 16 full-time faculty members in the areas of neuroscience, psychopathology, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and social psychology. Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to both scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The appointment will begin September 1, 2015.

Please submit the following: curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations if available, no more than two reprints, and email addresses for three references to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4799. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.


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.