American Studies. The American Studies Department at Wesleyan University invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in 20th century/contemporary American cultural history. Ph.D. in American Studies, History, or a related field must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2013). Preference will be given to candidates who focus on the politics of culture with particular attention to gender, race, and class, ideally with a subspecialty in queer studies or the history of gender and sexuality. Candidates with teaching fields in popular culture, visual culture and/or material culture are especially encouraged to apply. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college; teaching load is two courses per semester.
To apply please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3525. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patricia Hill, Chair of American Studies. Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received by November 1, 2012 are guaranteed consideration.
Assistant Professor of Government: International Relations. The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in international politics with a specialty in international security (broadly defined). Successful candidates must be able to teach upper division courses in international security as well as an introductory international politics course. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be near completion. Applications received by September 15, 2012, will be given full consideration.
To apply, please visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3517 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, graduate school transcripts, samples of scholarship, syllabi if available, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (but please do not send copies of individual student evaluations).
Assistant Professor of History - Gender and African History. Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Gender and African History to begin July 1, 2013. The successful candidate will teach courses on early modern and modern Africa and women and gender in African history as well as courses in his or her field of specialization. We will search broadly and not limit the time period or regional concentration, though applications from candidates specializing in Francophone and/or West Africa are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be fully housed in the History Department but will routinely offer courses that cross-list with the Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
To apply, please visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3497 and upload by November 15, 2012 a letter of application (cover letter), curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and a chapter-length writing sample. The search committee will begin reviewing files as they are received. Please contact Lori Flannigan(email@example.com) with questions regarding your application.
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCEAssistant Professor of Mathematics. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in mathematics to begin in the academic year 2013-2014. Candidates must possess, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. degree, and must have strong records in both research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research is in mathematical logic, broadly construed, and whose interests are compatible with those of the department. Strong candidates in any field compatible with the research interests of the faculty are encouraged to apply. Teaching duties will be two courses each semester. For full consideration applications must be received by November 14, 2012, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses teaching. Applications must be submitted online at mathjobs.org. Other correspondence may be directed to the following addresses: Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wesleyan University is a leading liberal arts university with approximately 3000 students, located in Middletown, Connecticut, halfway between Boston and New York and also halfway between Hartford and New Haven. The university has graduate programs leading to doctoral and masters' degrees in the sciences and ethnomusicology. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science awards the Ph. D. degree in Mathematics, and the M.A. degrees in Mathematics as well as Computer Science. There are 13 mathematicians and 5 computer scientists in the department, as well as approximately 17 graduate students. The low student to faculty ratio ensures close contact between faculty and students.
Assistant Professor of 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 the academic year 2013-2014. Candidates must possess, or be close to completing, a Ph.D.degree, and must have strong records in both research and teaching. We encourage candidates in all areas of Computer Science to apply, but especially encourage candidates in databases, machine learning, and computer graphics.
Teaching duties will be three courses per year. To ensure full consideration applications must be received by December 1, 2012, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement and at least three letters of recommendation, one of which discusses teaching. Applications must be submitted online at academicjobsonline.org. Other correspondence regarding this position may be sent by email to email@example.com 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 Wesleyan University Music Department seeks an outstanding orchestra conductor to lead the Wesleyan University Orchestra, teach conducting, and offer additional courses. A commitment to education is essential and an interest in community outreach will be highly valued. Additional fields of expertise such as contemporary music, historical performance practice, or any of the world’s musics are welcome. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2013.
TITLE and TERMS: University Conductor, on a four-year renewable contract. The position is equivalent to an Adjunct Professorship, with a similar path to promotion.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant doctoral or masters level degree or equivalent experience.
DUTIES: Two courses per year conducting the orchestra, one course in conducting for students, and two additional courses in the department. The precise nature of these additional courses is open, but the department is especially interested in contributions to the music theory curriculum (including orchestration) or the choral program.
INSTITUTION: The Music Department’s courses range from introduction to music through graduate seminars, in a program that offers a strong undergraduate music major, an MA in music, and a 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: Applications received by November 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.
APPLICATION: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, pedagogical statement, three letters of recommendation, as well as representative documentation (past programs, reviews of concerts, student evaluations, recordings, and videos, if possible, limited to 10 minutes duration). To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3636. Applications and supporting materials will be accepted after September 25. Inquiries may be directed to Deb Shore, Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Assistant Professor of Spanish. Effective July 1, 2013. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Spanish. Primary focus on modern peninsular Spanish studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural breadth essential. Although the field is open (excluding only 20th-century Spanish theater), we are particularly interested in colleagues whose scholarship and teaching explore comparative, transatlantic and/or transcultural perspectives. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the rich interdepartmental culture of Wesleyan University and to strive to integrate the field across the disciplines, on and off campus. Requirements: PhD in hand or very near completion; native or near-native fluency in Spanish; evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. Typical teaching load: two seminars and two (intermediate or advanced) language courses per year.
Submit cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, and a 15-25 page writing sample in English or Spanish, by December 1, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3496
Assistant Professor of human cognitive, clinical or social neuroscience. Assistant Professor of systems/comparative behavioral neuroscience. The Department of Psychology and the interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience and Behavior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT seek two neuroscientists at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. We are particularly interested in candidates who study fundamental problems in neuroscience and behavior, including those whose specialty areas are in (A) human cognitive, clinical or social neuroscience, and (B) systems/comparative behavioral neuroscience. The successful candidates are expected to develop high quality independent research programs that incorporate undergraduates, to secure outside funding, and to contribute to teaching the program’s courses in introductory neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience, as well as upper-level courses in their areas of expertise. Wesleyan has a strong commitment to scholarship, reflected in ample lab space and generous start-up funds. These appointments will begin July 1, 2013.
Please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, reprints, a statement of research plans, teaching interests, and email addresses for three recommenders for the Assistant Professor of human cognitive, clinical or social neuroscience position to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3674 and for the Assistant Professor of systems/comparative behavioral neuroscience position to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3676. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2013 and will continue until the two positions are filled.
The Department of Chemistry invites applicants for a one-semester course visitor to teach Chemistry 142 (see Wesmaps) the second semester of General Chemistry, for the Spring semester, 2013. The visitor may also, if interested and qualified, teach two or three sections of Chemistry 258, the Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and demonstrated competence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college with strong support for teaching and research. Please upload application materials to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3582; information should include curriculum vitae and an account of teaching experience with course syllabi, teaching evaluations, if available, and two letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Wesleyan University is an equal-opportunity and affirmative-action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups. Wesleyan recognizes the value individual and group differences contribute to the learning environment and to scholarship. Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Affirmative Action Specialist, 317 North College 860-685-4771. All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate's completion of a pre-employment background check, to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University. Please report problems or additions to this webpage to Lisa Sacks at email@example.com.Please check the Web site regularly for the latest list of openings.