Government Department
Wesleyan University
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a position in American politics, with a specialty in race and ethnic politics, or in identity politics (i.e., race, class, gender, sexual orientation) and/or interest groups and social movements. We are primarily interested in candidates at the assistant professor level but will also consider exceptional candidates at the level of associate professor. The ideal candidate will have well-developed methodological skills and a commitment to integrating these skills into his or her courses. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be near to completion. Applications received by September 15, 2014, will receive full consideration.

To apply, please go to At this site you will be asked to set up an account that will enable you 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) teaching evaluation statistics or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (but please do not send copies of individual student evaluations); and (6) sample syllabi if available. 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 insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter or reference for you.

Wesleyan University is an equal-opportunity and affirmative-action employer. We welcome applications from women and from members of historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Mr. Antonio Farias at 860-685-3927.

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