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.


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.  

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.

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. 

Sociology

Visiting Assistant Professor Search, 2015-16 Academic Year

Wesleyan University.  The Department of Sociology invites applicants for a one-year, full-time replacement position at the Visiting Assistant Professor (w/completed Ph.D.) or Visiting Instructor level, beginning Fall 2015.  Fields of specialization are open, but applicants should have a demonstrated competence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Ph.D. is preferred.  Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college with strong support for teaching and research; teaching load is 3/2.   Please upload application materials to https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4724; information should include, but need not be limited to, the following: curriculum vitae; course syllabi or description of proposed courses, especially Introductory Sociology; teaching evaluations; and three letters of reference.  Applications received by February 9th are guaranteed consideration.  Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy), disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status and gender identity and expression. 


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.  Any questions regarding Title IX and 504 should be directed to: Antonio Farias, Chief Diversity Officer, 860-685-3927. All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate's completion of a pre-employment background check, to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.