From July 1 to September 17, 2018, the Government Department is searching for tenure-track Assistant Professors in Political Theory and American Politics / Public Law. Descriptions of the positions follow.

POLITICAL THEORY 

Wesleyan University
Rank: Assistant Professor
Subfield(s): Political Theory

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in political theory. The appointment begins July 1, 2019. To be hired as an Assistant Professor candidates must have in hand by the time of appointment a PhD in political science or a related field. A successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not yet have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment, but must complete the PhD in political science or a related field within one year of hire. Applicants should be prepared to teach the introductory political theory course and other courses in political theory. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, participating in faculty governance at the department and university levels, and regularly teaching relevant classes in the College of Social Studies.

Applications received by September 17, 2018, will receive full consideration. To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6416. 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) graduate school transcripts, (4) an article-length writing sample (e.g., the first chapter of your dissertation), (5) a statement about your teaching philosophy and methods, (6) teaching evaluation statistics or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (but please do not send copies of individual student evaluations), and (7) sample syllabi if available.

As part of the cover letter or teaching statement 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 may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to be sure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). 

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: Deborah Colucci, Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 860-685-2456, dcolucci@wesleyan.edu.

Please contact Prof. J. Donald Moon (dmoon@wesleyan.edu), the Government Department chair, if you have questions about the application process.

 

AMERICAN POLITICS / PUBLIC LAW

Wesleyan University
Rank: Assistant Professor
Subfield(s): American Politics (Public Law)


The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in American politics with a specialty in public law. The appointment begins July 1, 2019. To be hired as an Assistant Professor candidates must have in hand by the time of appointment a PhD in political science or a related field. A successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not yet have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment, but must complete the PhD in political science or a related field within one year of hire. Applicants should be prepared to teach the introductory American government course, a course in American Constitutional Law, and other courses in public law. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the department and university levels.

Applications received by September 17, 2018, will receive full consideration. To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6414. 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) graduate school transcripts, (4) an article-length writing sample (e.g., the first chapter of your dissertation), (5) a statement about your teaching philosophy and methods, (6) teaching evaluation statistics or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (but please do not send copies of individual student evaluations), and (7) sample syllabi if available. 

As part of the cover letter or teaching statement 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 may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to be sure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). 

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: Deborah Colucci, Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 860-685-2456, dcolucci@wesleyan.edu.

Please contact Prof. J. Donald Moon (dmoon@wesleyan.edu), the Government Department chair, if you have questions about the application process.