Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

Anthropology

The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars specializing in Indigenous Ecologies in the Americas for the position of tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2018. Welcome specializations include: environmental anthropology (e.g. nature, natural resources, and/or extractive economies), indigenous knowledges and practices, cosmopolitics, anthropology of nonhuman worlds or human-nonhuman relations, biodiversity, land and social movements, food ethics, sovereignty, and health and biopolitics. The candidate must have a PhD in anthropology or a related field in hand by the time of appointment, a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching, and an ongoing program of research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in introductory cultural anthropology, anthropological theory, and ethnographic methods, as well as more specialized courses related to their research. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three referees should be submitted via http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5923. As part of the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Any questions may be emailed to Daniella Gandolfo at dgandolfo@wesleyan.edu. Applications received by October 15th, 2017 will receive full consideration.

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 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or similar discipline in hand by the time of appointment. A successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Computer Science or similar discipline within one year of hire. Candidates must have a strong research record and experience in teaching. Theory, programming languages, algorithms, network science, and networking are well-represented in the department. We encourage candidates in all areas of Computer Science to apply, including those who deepen our existing research strengths, and especially encourage candidates who can contribute to the diversity (broadly conceived) of the department. Duties include conducting an independent program of research, teaching, advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Tenure track faculty in Computer Science at Wesleyan have a 2/1 teaching load (three courses per year). Wesleyan values both research and teaching highly and has a strong and diverse student body.

Applications must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9599. We will begin reviewing applications on Dec. 1, 2017. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and teaching statement. Applicants must also have four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses teaching, submitted by the recommenders at the AcademicJobsOnline.org website. As part of your teaching statement or cover letter we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

Other correspondence regarding this position may be sent to cssearch@wesleyan.edu.

English

Text, Materiality, and Technology

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks a scholar-teacher of Text, Materiality, and Technology, specializing in any period of British, American or Anglophone literature from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018. We seek a scholar whose work conceives of texts as material artifacts, and who thinks in fresh ways about how old formats and new technics might illuminate each other. Successful applicants will offer broadly-conceived courses in the field, courses more focused on their areas of expertise, and the English Department’s gateway, “Ways of Reading.” Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to both undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Candidates for this position should be actively engaged in scholarly research and writing and prepared to teach four literature courses per year (two per semester) to undergraduates. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in English or related field within one year of hire.

The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that 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. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25-30 pages), evidence of teaching excellence, 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 (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6019 and directed to Text, Materiality, and Technology Search Chair, Department of English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0100. Applications submitted by October 16, 2017 will receive full consideration. Please contact Liz Tinker, English Department Administrative Assistant at etinker@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360 regarding questions about the application process.

Poetry

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks a well-published poet at the advanced Assistant or Associate professor level to begin July 1, 2018. Candidates should have a record of publication including one or more books in print with nationally recognized publisher(s) and demonstrated teaching experience. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops as well as literature courses. The successful candidate will also advise and mentor students, help plan the reading series, be ready to assume a leadership role in creative writing programs in the department and university, participate in faculty governance at the departmental and university level, and take an active part in a growing, lively writing community. Wesleyan highly values creative work and teaching; has a strong, diverse student body; and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5965. Applicants will be asked to upload the following in four separate files: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample consisting of 30 pages to include both published work and work in progress; 4) documentation of teaching experience to include teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations; and the name and email address 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. Applications should be directed to: Chair, Poetry Search Committee, Department of English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0100. Applications completed by October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. Please contact the administrative assistant Liz Tinker at etinker@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360 if you have questions about the application process. 

Religion

Wesleyan University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion, with a focus on Buddhist Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. We particularly encourage applications from scholars in the fields of history, sociology, hermeneutics, literary studies, and philosophy of religion. Applicants should have expertise in Buddhist textual traditions in their original languages, preferably with attention to wider circles of textual and visual production. We are seeking scholars who specialize in East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, or Southeast Asia, and who are capable of applying their methods to other religious cultures or traditions. Regardless of area of scholarly specialization, the successful candidate should demonstrate teaching competency relevant to East Asian Buddhisms. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach the Department’s Introduction to the Study of Religion and Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies on a rotating basis.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Religion, Buddhist Studies, or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Religion, Buddhist Studies, or related field within one year of hire. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that 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/5944. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, syllabi, a teaching statement, a dissertation chapter (preferably the introduction), and one other sample of scholarship. 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/5944.

Applications completed by October 2, 2017 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sheri Dursin at sdursin@wesleyan.edu or 860 685-2288 if you have questions about the application process.

 

Physics

Wesleyan University's Physics Department is seeking candidates to fill two teaching positions as Assistant or Associate Professor of the Practice beginning July 1, 2018. The department has an ongoing initiative to address the growing and increasingly diverse population of students in our introductory sequences. These candidates will work together with the department to build an innovative curriculum that incorporates validated best practices from physics education research.

The successful candidate will teach five courses during an academic year. Four of these will be laboratory and lecture courses associated with one of our two introductory sequences. The fifth course will be an upper level or introductory physics course. Collaboration with a current faculty member in ongoing physics education research is also possible. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor of the Practice; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Physics or related field within one year of hire. The ideal candidates will have teaching experience. The initial appointments will be for 3 years. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, as well as the email addresses of three references to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6129. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

Evaluation of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. Questions about the positions may be directed to Dana Gordon-Gannuscio, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Physics (dgordongannu@wesleyan.edu).

 

 

Theater

July 1, 2018. Wesleyan University’s Department of Theater invites applicants for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor of Theater History and Criticism or Performance Studies. The successful candidate must have a Ph. D. in Theater, Theater History and Criticism, Performance Studies or a related field at the time of application.

Areas of expertise open, but teaching and research will highlight the intersection between performance and contemporary social and political issues. Applications particularly welcome from colleagues experienced in applied theater/performance (theater/performance in education or as tools of civic engagement). Scholar/artists with an interest in identity, inter-culturalism, and social justice within a global perspective are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have developed syllabi, published scholarship, and/or a record of theatrical production that demonstrates pedagogical, scholarly, and creative excellence. Wesleyan University’s Theater Department explores theater from an intersectional perspective in which rigorous scholarly and applied research are emphasized by continuous and collaborative exchange. The Department situates research, pedagogy, and artistic practice in an undergraduate liberal arts context and offers courses in theater, performance theory, and literature; playwriting; design; digital media; directing; and acting. Departmental productions reflect the diverse interests of Wesleyan’s faculty and students. Process and performance are of equal importance. The Department produces contemporary adaptations of classical theater texts, contemporary plays, and adaptations of literary works for the stage, as well as movement and visually-based global performances. We seek candidates whose sense of community, creative energy, and innovative vision will enable effective leadership within a highly committed and vibrant community of students, teachers, scholars, and artists in Wesleyan’s Theater Department, the Center for the Arts, and across the university.

Responsibilities include teaching four courses annually (two per semester), supervising tutorials mentoring students’ creative work, advising majors and pre-majors, participating in Wesleyan’s active theater community as well as in faculty governance of the department and the university.

To apply, submit the following: 1) cover letter indicating research interests and potential course offerings, 2) curriculum vitae 3) three letters of reference, 4) a two -page statement of teaching philosophy (600 words maximum) in which you address teaching students from diverse backgrounds, 5) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and 6) a sample syllabus for an introductory two-semester course in theater studies designed for sophomores and juniors at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6071. Candidates may be invited to submit additional material, subsequent to our evaluation of the applications.

Applications submitted by December 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.


Visitor, Professor of the Practice, and Other Searches

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

1. Native American Studies
Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies beginning July 1, 2018. 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 2018 and preferably since 2014. 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 http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5966. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Inquiries may be directed to Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Director, Center for the Americas, (jkauanui@wesleyan.edu). Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. 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 Officer, 860-685-4771, afarias@wesleyan.edu.

2. Caribbean Studies
Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies beginning July 1, 2018. We seek a scholar who specializes in Caribbean Studies, with preference, due to the courses already in our curriculum, given to candidates whose research focuses on non-literary cultural and/or historical aspects of the Caribbean. 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 2018 and preferably since 2014. 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/5967. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Inquiries may be directed to Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Director, Center for the Americas, (jkauanui@wesleyan.edu). Applications received by November 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. 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 Officer, 860-685-4771, afarias@wesleyan.edu.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Writing in the Social Sciences

Wesleyan University’s Shapiro Center for Writing, along with the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Writing in the Social Sciences beginning July 1, 2018. We seek a scholar in any field of inquiry in the social sciences who has, or will have, completed the PhD between June 2014 and June 2018. The purpose of this fellowship is to support students who are working to develop their abilities as writers in the social sciences, especially in Economics, Government, Psychology, and/or Sociology.

The teaching load is 2/1: the fellow will teach two first-year or pre-major seminar courses in the fall and one somewhat larger course in the spring. These courses will emphasize scholarship in one or more disciplines in the social sciences, and will stress the development of skill in academic writing.

In addition, in the spring semester, the fellow will organize a pedagogy workshop that will have three goals: 1) to offer training in new pedagogical tools and strategies, 2) to emphasize inclusive pedagogy techniques, and 3) to address student competencies in Writing, Expressing, and Communicating. Faculty and staff from the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, as well as student assistants, will help the fellow coordinate and carry out the workshop, which is intended to be a two- to three-hour session in a pedagogical area that is familiar to the fellow.

The fellow will also be expected to work with the Director of Academic Writing to develop services to support student writing in the social sciences.

This position will offer research and/or travel funds and is renewable for a second year contingent upon performance.

Applications:
To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6211. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, any representative publications, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your ideas for courses suited to the fellowship and 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/6211. Applications completed by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Lisa Sacks at lsacks@wesleyan.edu  or 860-685-3428 if you have questions about the application process.

Center for Pedagogical Innovation

Wesleyan University’s Center for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI), in conjunction with the Minor in Education Studies, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Education Studies beginning September 1, 2018. Field of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in issues of culture and diversity in education. This is a 9-month position, for an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal and promotion. 

This position will support Wesleyan’s Education Studies minor and undergraduate students interested in becoming teachers, as well as Wesleyan faculty via pedagogy workshops. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Teaching and development of 3 undergraduate education studies courses each year (at least one course in fall and one in spring, plus a third that could be in fall, spring, Summer Session, Winter Session, or Graduate Liberal Studies). Courses could be on educational leadership; educational philosophy; issues of inclusion, culture, and diversity in education; principles of learning science; educational technology; universal design and principles of curriculum; or other topics;
  • Development and implementation of pedagogy workshops for faculty, including continuation of our universal design for instruction initiative;
  • Support for undergraduate students, such as: advising and mentoring students; developing and implementing workshops for students working with children in tutoring situations sponsored through our Jewett Center for Community Partnerships; supporting the Education Studies minor; and taking an active part in a growing, lively community of students and faculty interested in education studies.

There will also be the possibility to propose additional courses beyond the three contracted courses for overload compensation. Professors of the practice are not tenure-track positions, but are renewable positions based on performance, budget, and continued need.

Institutional information and support

Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Wesleyan’s CPI provides resources, training, and mentoring to help faculty design, test, and deliver innovative courses and instructional materials. CPI staff—two instructional designers and an administrative assistant—will be available to support the work of this position.

Wesleyan’s Minor in Education Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study with a range of courses to introduce students to the critical study of education. Students in the minor complete courses in human learning and development, educational psychology, sociology of education and schooling, statistics, broader contexts of educational systems, and a teaching practicum.

Wesleyan also offers undergraduate students a path to teaching via a new partnership with the State of Connecticut’s Alternative Route to Certification program that allows students to graduate with an initial teaching certification. In addition, Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program offers MALS and MPhil degrees that meet the state’s continuing education requirements for teachers.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have some experience with pedagogy in both PK-12 and higher education. Candidates must have either a master’s or a doctoral degree in education studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment. Candidates with a master’s degree should have a high level of relevant experience in addition to the master’s degree.

Applications:

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6146. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, any representative publications, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), 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/6146. Applications completed by January 31, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Lisa Sacks at lsacks@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3428 if you have questions about the application process.

Chemistry 

The Department of Chemistry at Wesleyan University is seeking applicants for a one-year postdoctoral position in the area of Chemical Education.  The successful candidate will work closely with the faculty and staff with teaching responsibilities in the laboratory curriculum to design and develop project-based exercises suitable for general chemistry and organic chemistry laboratory courses; implement these exercises in the fall and spring semesters; design and carry out an assessment of the exercises; and disseminate the results both internally and externally.  The postdoc will also be responsible for documenting the exercises and training faculty and TAs in their use.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Education, Chemistry, or a closely related field and should have previous experience in the design, implementation, and assessment of project-based learning ideally in the context of a laboratory course.  The successful candidate must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of successfully working with diverse student populations.

The appointment is for twelve months with a starting date of July 1, 2018. 

Applications should be submitted at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6247. Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and email address for three references from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation.  Additional materials relevant to the position may also be submitted.

The position will open until filled, but for full consideration applications should be received by March 30, 2018.  For more information, contact Prof. Carlos Jiménez-Hoyos, at cjimenezhoyo@wesleyan.edu.

Dance

The Wesleyan University Dance Department invites applications for a full-time, visiting position in Dance, (one-year contract renewable up to 3 years), beginning September 1, 2018. Salary is competitive and includes a full range of benefits as well as support for travel and research. 

The successful candidate would teach five courses over two semesters. Courses may include solo composition, other performance making practices, intermediate/advanced contemporary technique practices, and/or hybrid courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. We are particularly interested in Black vernacular dance and/or other global contemporary practices. The Dance Department’s pedagogy emphasizes critical engagement as well as the integration of theory and practice in both seminar and studio based courses within a rigorous liberal arts context.

As a small, collaborative department, all members of the dance faculty contribute to the supervision of senior thesis projects, the production of performances and events with students and visiting artists, and the ongoing development and administration of the dance program. Above all, we seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, a lively intellectual and artistic engagement with the field, and an interest in contributing to a vital and diverse curriculum and interdisciplinary conversations. Candidates must have an MA in Dance, Dance Studies or related field; terminal degree in Dance, Dance Studies or related field preferred. Ideal candidates will have a terminal degree in Dance, Dance Studies or other related field. Information on the Wesleyan University Dance Department is available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/dance/.

Please apply at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6241. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), 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/6241.

Applications completed by Monday, March 19, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Hari Krishnan at hkrishnan@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Government

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a one-year visiting position in the comparative politics of developing countries during the 2018-2019 academic year. We welcome applications from comparativists specializing in any region of the developing world. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment (September 1, 2018). The teaching load is 3-2, including three sections of an introductory comparative politics course, a survey course called Political Economy of Developing Countries, and a seminar on a topic of the visitor's choice. The successful candidate will also be asked to supervise up to two senior theses.

To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6254. At this site you will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement about your research and teaching experience (as part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body), (4) teaching evaluation statistics or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (but please do not send copies of individual student evaluations), and (5) sample syllabi if available. After you set up your account, you will be prompted to provide (6) the email addresses of three referees, each of whom we may contact at the appropriate time to request a letter of recommendation for you.

Please contact Ms. Kristin McQueeney (kmcqueeney@wesleyan.edu), the Government Department administrative assistant, if you have questions about the application process.

Start Date: September 1, 2018

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

Date Posted: ASAP

Salary: Competitive

History

U.S. History. Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor to teach the history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The position will run from September 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019. Teaching responsibilities for visiting professors at Wesleyan are 3 courses in the fall and 2 in the spring and will include surveys courses in 19th and 20th century history, a more specialized lecture course on an area of the successful applicant's special interest, as well as seminars. Teaching might include supervision of undergraduate theses. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as a Visiting Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as a Visiting Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching statement, and provide email addresses for three referees to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6232.

Applications received by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Interviews for finalists will be conducted via Skype.

Please contact Demetrius Eudell (deudell@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the position or process.

Writing Center

Assistant Professor of the Practice in English as a Second Language

Wesleyan University’s Shapiro Writing Center invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in English as a Second Language beginning July 1, 2018. This is a 9-month position, for an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal and promotion based on teaching and colleagueship.

This position will support students who are non-native speakers of English across the university and faculty teaching non-native speakers in the following ways:

  • Teaching and development of 3 undergraduate writing courses for students who are non-native speakers of English each year. These may include a course offered during Summer term. Depending on curricular need, these may also include a course providing training and experience for undergraduates interested in teaching English as a Second Language.
  • Developing and managing other services that will prepare non-native speakers of English to succeed in writing at a college level. These may include workshops offered throughout the academic year and pre-matriculation courses or workshops offered during the summer or winter term.
  • Providing support and consultation for faculty teaching students who are non-native speakers of English.
  • Assisting the Director of Academic Writing in recruiting, training, and supervising undergraduate writing tutors working with non-native speakers of English.
  • Coordinating with the Office of Student Affairs and with the Office of Graduate Student Services to provide support for students who are non-native speakers of English, including during new student orientation.
  • Coordinating with the Faculty Supervisors of the Education Studies Minor on training and support for undergraduates interested in teaching English as a Second Language.

There will also be the possibility to propose additional courses beyond the three contracted courses, for additional overload compensation. Professors of the practice are not tenure-track positions, but are renewable positions based on performance, budget, and continued need.

Institutional information and support:
Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Wesleyan’s Shapiro Writing Center will provide support for this position.

Qualifications:
Candidates should have an M.A. in TESOL or related field; Ph.D. or Ed.D in Applied Linguistics or related field preferred. Candidates should have experience in teaching ESL at the college level. Candidates should also have strong organizational, time, and management skills and excellent communication skills with a well-established record of collegial collaboration.

Applications:
To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6197. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, any representative publications, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), 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/6197. Applications completed by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Lisa Sacks at lsacks@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3428 if you have questions about the application process.

Assistant Professor of the Practice in Academic Writing/ Assistant Director of Academic Writing

Wesleyan University’s Shapiro Writing Center invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Academic Writing beginning September 1, 2018. This is a 9-month position, for an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal and promotion based on teaching and colleagueship.

This position will support Academic Writing across the university in the following ways:

  • Teaching and development of 3 undergraduate writing courses each year (at least one course in fall and one in spring, plus a third that could be in fall, spring, Summer Session or Winter Session).
  • Assisting the Director of Academic Writing in providing support for students and faculty by:
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising a post-baccalaureate Fellow in the Writing Center responsible for supporting day-to-day operations of the Writing Workshop;
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising undergraduate writing tutors and mentors;
  • Developing programming for students and for faculty, including workshops, lectures, and other events;
  • Coordinating with the Director of Academic Writing on outreach to faculty and students;
  • Coordinating with the Director of Academic Writing on developing and maintaining modes of assessment for activities of the Writing Workshop.

There will also be the possibility to propose additional courses beyond the three contracted courses, for additional overload compensation. Professors of the practice are not tenure-track positions, but are renewable positions based on performance, budget, and continued need.

Institutional information and support:
Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Wesleyan’s Shapiro Writing Center will provide support for this position.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have a PhD in rhetoric and composition, in hand by the time of appointment, or a PhD in a related field along with substantial experience teaching academic writing. Experience managing a writing workshop or a comparable academic institution preferred. The successful candidate will have strong organizational and communication skills and a record of excellent colleagueship.

Applications:
To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6199. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, any representative publications, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), 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/6199. Applications completed by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Lisa Sacks at lsacks@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3428 if you have questions about the application process.

Assistant Professor of the Practice in Creative Writing/ Assistant Director of Creative Writing

Wesleyan University’s Shapiro Writing Center, in conjunction with the Department of English concentration in Creative Writing, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Creative Writing beginning September 1, 2018. Field of specialization is multi-genre. This is a 9-month position, for an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal and promotion, based on teaching and record of publication.

This position will support Creative Writing across the university, including the Creative Writing Concentration in the English Department, the Writing Certificate and any new innovations in structure and curriculum regarding Creative Writing in the following ways:

  • Teaching and development of 3 undergraduate creative writing courses each year (at least one course in fall and one in spring, plus a third that could be in fall, spring, Summer Session or Winter Session). Courses can be on the craft, reading and/or analysis of fiction, nonfiction, poetry or graphic fiction.
  • Support for undergraduate students, such as: advising and mentoring students; developing and implementing workshops for the Wesleyan poets and other students around the university and across the curriculum; supporting the concentration in Creative Writing in the English Major, the Writing Certificate and creative writing within the Shapiro Center; and taking an active part in a lively community of students and faculty interested in creative writing across the curriculum.
  • Support for the Writing at Wesleyan Reading series, such as: supervising student workers at events, managing the visiting writers during campus visits, helping to organize the writers’ schedules, working with students to write and practice student introductions and hosting readings.
  • Support the Director of Creative Writing in the overall management and innovation of Creative Writing across the university.

There will also be the possibility to propose additional courses beyond the three contracted courses, for additional overload compensation. Professors of the practice are not tenure-track positions, but are renewable positions based on performance, budget, and continued need.

Institutional information and support:
Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Wesleyan’s English Department and Shapiro Writing Center will provide support for this position.

Qualifications:
Candidates should have one published book in any genre, and demonstrated success in teaching fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a liberal arts college setting like Wesleyan.

Candidates must have a terminal degree in creative writing, either MFA or PhD, in hand by the time of appointment.

Candidates must have leadership experience within higher education, and history serving within a liberal arts institution like Wesleyan.

Applications:
To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6198. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, any representative publications, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), 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/6198. Applications completed by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Lisa Sacks at lsacks@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3428 if you have questions about the application process.


Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. 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 Officer, 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.