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College of East Asian Studies

Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies invites applications for a Full-time Lecturer in Chinese Language, for a three-year, renewable term beginning 1 July 2014. Candidates will need to demonstrate evidence of native or near-native ability in both Chinese and English. Teaching responsibilities include five courses (3-2), ranging from first-to third-year Chinese. Innovative teaching methods using technology and content-based pedagogy, and a Ph.D. in a relevant field are desirable. The College of East Asian Studies 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 College’s activities. Minimum qualifications are an MA in linguistics, applied linguistics, and/or Chinese language and literature, as well as experience teaching Chinese language as an instructor at the college level.

Submit letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching excellence, at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4243. Applications received by 24 March 2014 are guaranteed full consideration.

Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies invites applications for a Full-time Visiting Lecturer in Japanese Language, for a one-year term (1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015). Candidates will need to demonstrate evidence of native or near-native ability in both Japanese and English. Teaching responsibilities include five courses (3-2): Second-, Third-, and Fourth-Year Japanese in the Fall semester, and Second- and Fourth-Year Japanese in the Spring semester. Innovative teaching methods using technology and content-based pedagogy, and a Ph.D in a relevant field, are desirable. The College of East Asian Studies 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 College’s activities. Minimum qualifications are an MA in linguistics, applied linguistics, and/or Japanese language and literature, as well as experience teaching Japanese language as an instructor at the college level.

Submit letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching excellence, at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4244. Applications received by 24 March 2014 will receive full consideration. 

English

The English Department at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a full-time, visiting position in Creative Writing to begin in fall 2014.  Expertise in two or more genres (fiction, non-fiction, 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.

Submit letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation and a writing sample (50-page maximum), at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4256.Applications received by March 22, 2014 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Elizabeth Tinker (etinker@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 (2014-15) in American politics. The ideal candidate will have well-developed methodological skills and a commitment to integrating these skills into his or her courses. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be near to completion. The teaching load is 3-2. 

In the Fall 2014 the successful candidate will teach two sections of the introductory course American Government and Politics (limited to 19 students each), plus a seminar in his or her area of research (limited to 15 students). In the Spring 2015 the visitor will teach one section of American Government and Politics (limited to 35 students), plus a survey course in his or her area of research (limited to 20 students). The successful candidate will also be asked to supervise up to two senior theses.  

To apply, please go to https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4224 Here you will be asked to set up an account that will enable you to upload electronic versions of the items we require: (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement about your teaching and research experience, and (4) teaching evaluation statistics or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (please do not send copies of individual student evaluations). After you set up your account, you will be prompted to provide (5) the email addresses of three referees, each of whom we may contact at the appropriate time to request a letter of recommendation for you. The search committee will begin reviewing files as soon as they arrive and will continue to review files until the position is filled. Applications received by March 3, 2014, will receive full consideration. 

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a one-year visiting position (2014-15) in the comparative politics of East Asia. The teaching load is 3-2. In the Fall 2014, the successful candidate will teach two sections (limited to 19 students each) of Democracy and Dictatorship (an introductory comparative politics course), plus a seminar involving East Asia (limited to 15 students). In the Spring 2015, the successful candidate will teach a survey course on the Political Economy of Developing Countries (limited to 25 students) plus an additional survey course involving East Asia (limited to 25 students). The successful candidate will also be asked to supervise up to two senior theses and will be invited to participate in activities taking place during the inaugural year of Wesleyan’s new College of East Asian Studies. Applicants should be specialists in East Asia and have a Ph.D. or be near to completion.

To apply, please go to https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4209. Here you will be asked to set up an account that will enable you to upload electronic versions of the items we require: (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement about your teaching and research experience, and (4) teaching evaluation statistics or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (please do not send copies of individual student evaluations). After you set up your account, you will be prompted to provide (5) the email addresses of three referees, each of whom we may contact at the appropriate time to request a letter of recommendation for you. The search committee will begin reviewing files as soon as they arrive and will continue to review files until the position is filled. Applications received by March 3, 2014, will receive full consideration.

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

History and College of Letters

Historian of Spain before 1800. College of Letters and Department of History, Wesleyan University. Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor, 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015. The Department of History and the College of Letters seek a historianfor a one-year position in the history of Spain with specialization in any period(s) before the nineteenth century. The College of Letters is an interdisciplinary department in European literature, history and philosophy from the classical period to the present day. The successful applicant should have broad literary and/or philosophical interests in order to teach three courses in early modern intellectual or cultural history. In the Department of History the successful applicant will offer a survey course in early modern European history, from the Renaissance to the Napoleonic era, and a survey course or seminar in Spanish history. Candidates should have a Ph.D in hand or near completion.

Submit letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation and a one-page thesis abstract, at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4193. Applications received by 14 February 2014 will receive full consideration.  

History

Historian of Japan and East Asia. Department of History, Wesleyan University. Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor, 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015.  The Department of History seeks a historian for a one-year position in the history of Japan and East Asia.
Specialization is open, but at least one of the successful applicant’s courses will be a broad survey of pre-modern Japanese history. In all, the appointee will offer five courses, three survey courses and two seminars, all of which 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 College’s activities. Candidates should have a Ph.D in hand or near completion.

Submit letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation and a one-page thesis abstract, at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4198. Applications received by 3 March 2014 will receive full consideration. 

Sociology

The Department of Sociology invites applicants for a one-year, full-time replacement position at the Visiting Assistant Professor (w/ completed PhD) or Visiting Instructor level, beginning Fall 2014.  Fields of specialization are open, but applicants should have a demonstrated competence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college with strong support for teaching and research; teaching load is 3/2. Ph.D. is preferred.

To apply, please upload the following application materials (information should include, but need not be limited to): curriculum vitae; course syllabi (or description of proposed courses, especially Intro Sociology; and teaching evaluations, and email addresses for three referees, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4261. Applications received by March 14 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Sharon Smith (sasmith@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Physics

The Wesleyan University Physics Department seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The successful candidate will teach five courses during the academic year, including sections of our calculus-based introductory course and a graduate course, as well as other courses matching the candidate's interests with the department's needs. 

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching interests, and the names two references, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4300. Questions about the positions may be directed to Anita Deeg-Carlin, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Physics (adeegcarlin@wesleyan.edu). 

Wesleyan University offers the opportunity to teach well-prepared students in a context that values teaching alongside research.

Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position at the assistant professor level in Cognitive Psychology. Responsibilities include teaching cognitive psychology, statistics, and additional courses in the candidate’s area of expertise; maintaining a program of independent research that incorporates undergraduates; and contributing to academic advising of majors. The course load is 5 courses per academic year. 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 scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The appointment will begin July 1, 2014. PhD in Psychology required.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, , research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations (if available, please optimize file), reprints (no more than two), and email addresses for three recommenders, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4271. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Cathy Race (crace@wesleyan.edu)if you have questions about the application process.


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