Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

African American Studies 

The African American Studies Program at Wesleyan University is conducting a search for one or more full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments beginning July 1, 2019. Although we are primarily interested in assistant or advanced assistant professors, we will consider exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor. The African American Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major that focuses on people of African descent in the Black Atlantic world, especially in the United States and in the Caribbean. 

We welcome applicants with a scholarly focus in history or literature. We especially seek candidates whose teaching and research engages with critical race and Black feminist and queer theories, emancipatory politics, environmental justice, or science and medicine.

The teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of undergraduate advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in African American Studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant or Associate Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in African American Studies or related field within one year of hire.

To apply visit: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6426. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. We also require the email addresses for three referees so that we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation from them. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018 until the positions are filled.

Archaeology

Wesleyan University’s Archaeology Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Archaeology beginning July 1, 2019. The preferred candidates will be anthropologically trained archaeologists and will demonstrate interest in and ability to teach Introduction to Archaeology, as well as upper level courses of interest to majors and non-majors. Preferred areas of specialization include environmental or landscape archaeology and/or the application of contemporary scientific analyses to archaeological problems. Regional focus is open. Advanced tenure track candidates will be given full consideration. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field within one year of hire. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include carrying on a program of research, advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6380. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), 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 will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6380. Applications completed by October 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Deborah Sierpinski at dsierpinski@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2070 if you have questions about the application process. Please contact program and search chair Douglas Charles at dcharles@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3266 if you have questions about the position.

Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in art history, with a specialization in art and/or archaeology of Pre-Renaissance Europe, beginning July 1, 2019. Preferred candidates will demonstrate interest in and ability to teach undergraduate courses in medieval art and architecture and/or archaeology, as well as courses exploring the interactions between the cultures, religions, and arts of Europe and the Islamic world in various regions of the Mediterranean basin. The successful candidate will have teaching interests that might include some combination of an introductory survey of Western art and architecture (ancient through medieval), a theory and methods course, and/or a course on digital methods in art history. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in art history in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in art history within one year of hire. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college; the teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying out a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6487. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), 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 will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6487. Applications completed by December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. If you have questions about the application process please contact Esther Moran, Department Administrative Assistant, at emmoran@wesleyan.edu or 1-860-685-2682.

Economics

Environmental Economics

The Wesleyan University Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2019 from scholars with research interests in environmental economics. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the Department's introductory and major core programs, and normally offer two elective courses in environmental economics per year that are cross-listed in Wesleyan’s interdisciplinary College of the Environment (COE).  The teaching load is four courses per year. Additional duties include carrying on a program of research, advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. The successful candidate will be invited to participate with colleagues in the COE.  

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in economics within one year of hire. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6523.  Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, and a sample of scholarly writing via the online application system.  As part of the teaching statement, we invite applicants to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.  Complete applications must be received by November 16, 2018 to be assured full consideration. Contact Christiaan Hogendorn, Chair of the Search Committee, at chogendorn@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Financial Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

The Wesleyan University Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2019 from scholars with research interests that include financial economics. A successful candidate will be expected to teach financial economics electives, corporate and/or investment, as well as to contribute to the Department's introductory and major core programs.  The teaching load is four courses per year.  Additional duties include carrying on a program of research, advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in economics in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in economics within one year of hire.  Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.                             

To apply, visit https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6524.  Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, and a sample of scholarly writing via the online application system.  As part of the teaching statement, we invite applicants to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.  Complete applications must be received by November 16, 2018 to be assured full consideration. Contact Abigail Hornstein, Chair of the Search Committee, at ahornstein@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Film Studies

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FILM STUDIES DEPARTMENT invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Global Film and Television with an emphasis on Non-Western popular media aesthetics beginning July 1, 2019. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field within one year of hire. We seek colleagues with disciplinary interests in formalism and historical poetics, and we have particular interest in scholars of popular genre beyond the Western Hemisphere. Areas of specialization might include cinema of the Middle East, the Global South, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, or Non-Aligned Nations.

Successful candidates will join a distinguished undergraduate major with nearly fifty years of achievement and over 400 alumni working throughout the film and television industries. The Department is part of Wesleyan’s College of Film and the Moving Image. 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 records of candidates, scholarship, and the willingness to participate in the further expansion of a burgeoning program. 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 departmental and university level.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, writing sample (25-page maximum), and teaching evaluations (if available), to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/applicants/6517. You will be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.  As part of the letter of application we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 20, 2018.

German Studies

The German Studies Department of Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning July 1, 2019. Area of specialization: German literature (prose, lyric poetry, drama) of the Enlightenment, Weimar Classicism, and Romanticism. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research in the long eighteenth century will lend itself to collaborative scholarship with other colleagues in the Humanities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in German Studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in German Studies or related field within one year of hire. Candidates must possess native or near-native fluency in German. The 2/2 teaching load includes German-language courses on all levels and courses on German literature, thought, and culture taught in German or English. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

A complete application includes (1) a cover letter describing current teaching interests and research, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (article or dissertation chapter no longer than 25 pages), (4) teaching statement, and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite applicants to describe their cultural competencies and experiences with engaging a diverse student body. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6393.

Applications submitted by Friday, September 7, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Debra Pozzetti at dpozzetti@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3359 if you have questions about the application process.

Government

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). 

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). 

Mathematics

LOGIC

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in mathematics to begin in the fall of 2019.

We seek strong candidates in all areas of mathematical logic, especially those whose research interests connect with the interests of current members of the department.  However, exceptional candidates in any field compatible with the research interests of the faculty are also encouraged to submit an application.

Wesleyan University is a leading liberal arts school with approximately 3000 students, located halfway between Boston and New York and also halfway between Hartford and New Haven. The university has graduate programs leading to doctoral and master’s degrees in the sciences and ethnomusicology. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science awards the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics, and the MA degrees in Mathematics as well as Computer Science. There are 13 mathematicians and 7 computer scientists in the department, not including visitors and postdocs, as well as approximately 17 graduate students. The low student to faculty ratio ensures close contact between faculty and graduate students. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Teaching duties will be two courses in each semester, typically including a graduate-level course. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels.

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.

For full consideration applications must be received by November 15, 2018, and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which evaluates the candidate’s teaching.  A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mathematics is required by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand at the time of appointment, but will have the degree within one year of hire.  As part of the teaching statement, we invite candidates to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications must be submitted online at mathjobs.org. Other correspondence may be directed to the following addresses:

Adam Fieldsteel, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. email: afieldsteel@wesleyan.edu

Wai Kiu Chan, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. email: wkchan@wesleyan.edu

TOPOLOGY

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in mathematics to begin in the fall of 2019.

We seek strong candidates in all areas of topology, especially those whose research interests connect with the interests of current members of the department.  However, exceptional candidates in any field compatible with the research interests of the faculty are also encouraged to submit an application.

Wesleyan University is a leading liberal arts school with approximately 3000 students, located halfway between Boston and New York and also halfway between Hartford and New Haven. The university has graduate programs leading to doctoral and master’s degrees in the sciences and ethnomusicology. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science awards the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics, and the MA degrees in Mathematics as well as Computer Science. There are 13 mathematicians and 7 computer scientists in the department, not including visitors and postdocs, as well as approximately 17 graduate students. The low student to faculty ratio ensures close contact between faculty and graduate students. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Teaching duties will be two courses in each semester, typically including a graduate-level course. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels.

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.

For full consideration applications must be received by November 15, 2018, and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which evaluates the candidate’s teaching.  A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mathematics is required by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand at the time of appointment, but will have the degree within one year of hire.  As part of the teaching statement, we invite candidates to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications must be submitted online at mathjobs.org. Other correspondence may be directed to the following addresses:

Adam Fieldsteel, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. email: afieldsteel@wesleyan.edu

Karen Collins, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. email: kcollins@wesleyan.edu

Music

POSITION: The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly creative scholar with a primary background in ethnomusicology. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, advising undergraduate and graduate theses, administrative duties, and the possibility of directing a performing ensemble. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries, and challenge and expand upon canonical thinking as well as the Music Department’s traditions, are welcome. This is a full-time tenure track position to begin July 1, 2019.

RANK: Assistant Professor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in ethnomusicology or related field completed by the time of appointment for Assistant Professor; otherwise, the candidate may be hired as an Instructor, but must complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

DUTIES: Teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, advising undergraduate honors and M.A. theses,  Ph.D. dissertations, and undergraduate students (majors and non-majors), and administrative responsibilities including participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. When appropriate, teaching may include directing a performing ensemble. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

INSTITUTION: Courses given by the Music department range from introduction to music through graduate seminars, in a program that offers a strong undergraduate music major program, the M.A. in music, and the Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, all with a long-standing interest in performance and cultural studies. Particular areas of strength include: experimental and digital, American, African and its diasporan, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and European musics, as well as improvisation, global hip-hop, music and religion, colonialism, modernity, diaspora, gender, sexuality, and queer studies. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

DEADLINE: Applications completed on or before September 4, 2018 will receive full consideration. You will be required to upload electronic versions of the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) work samples, which could include published articles or reviews, a dissertation chapter, audio or video recordings, or any combination that best reflects your scholarly interests and potential, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Apply at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6361

Sociology

Wesleyan University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology positions beginning July 1, 2019.  We are interested in scholars who 1) employ creative approaches to social inquiry through interdisciplinary, meta-methodological, critical, and theoretically-driven frameworks, and 2) practice innovative modes of engaging the world through research, activism and/or artistry. This is an open search. We are open to areas as diverse as crip studies, black futures, data and digitalization, law and critical legal studies, disaster studies, and visual cultures. We value teaching, and are looking for scholars who are/will be dynamic in a liberal arts classroom and are thoughtful about their pedagogy. We seek candidates with an ability to teach unique topical courses of your design, introductory sociology and other curricular needs... Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Sociology within one year of hire. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6424. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (article or chapter length), research statement, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching philosophy and sample topical syllabus. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), 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 will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6424.

Applications completed by September 15 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sharon Smith at sasmith@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2947 if you have questions about the application process.

Theater

Wesleyan University’s Department of Theater invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Acting.

Areas of expertise are open, but we are especially interested in recruiting individuals whose teaching and research demonstrate an understanding of traditional theater techniques at the same time that they explore the intercultural and interdisciplinary boundaries of performance. Artist/teachers with multiple areas of expertise in performance and teaching are welcomed. Candidates whose record of professional engagement as a performer informs their ongoing teaching and creative practice are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department situates artistic practice, pedagogy and research in an undergraduate liberal arts context and explores theater from an intersectional perspective in which both rigorous scholarship and applied creative practice are emphasized by continuous and collaborative exchange. We value diversity and are committed to ongoing curricular and programmatic development in intercultural, interdisciplinary, and collaborative theatrical innovation.

Departmental productions reflect the diversity of Wesleyan’s faculty and students. Process and performance are of equal importance. The Department produces contemporary adaptations of classical theater texts, contemporary plays, adaptations of literary works for the stage, as well as movement and visually-based global performances. We seek candidates whose pursuit of artistic excellence, innovative vision and creative energy will enable effective leadership within a highly committed and vibrant community of students, teachers, artists and scholars in Wesleyan’s Theater Department, the Center for the Arts, and across the University.

Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester including at least one course specific to the candidate’s expertise, supervising tutorials, mentoring students’ creative work, and advising majors and pre-majors. Other responsibilities include developing a roster of potential per course Visiting Faculty, initiating and evaluating student internships and residencies, collaborating with the Center for the Arts in hosting performance workshops, and leading interdisciplinary inquiry into performance practices. Directing productions may be a possibility depending on interest and departmental need. Developing a research agenda as an artist/scholar is necessary for promotion. Participation in faculty governance of the Department and the University is expected.

The minimum degree requirement is an MFA or a terminal degree in theater or related discipline. Candidates should also have teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require as follows: 1) cover letter indicating performance expertise and potential course offerings; 2) curriculum vita; 3) two-page statement of teaching philosophy (600 words maximum) in which you address teaching students from diverse backgrounds; 4) an annotated summary of creative work; and 5) one sample syllabus for a first-year acting class and one for an advanced performance class within your expertise.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three references from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation. (Please double-check the accuracy of the email addressed of the referees you name to insure that you have 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 the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically generated email requesting that he or she submit for you a letter or reference for you. Applications should be submitted online no later than December 1, 2018 at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6551.

 


Visitor, Professor of the Practice, and Other Searches

Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art Practices Fall 2019

Wesleyan University’s Center for Pedagogical Innovation invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art Practices (New Media, Social Practices) beginning July 1, 2019. We seek an artist, designer or curator whose research falls within the purview of new media, interdisciplinarity and social practice. Candidates should have the ability to critique diverse categories of social interaction through their creative practice and provide a framework for students to experiment with and revise prevailing distinctions between creative and intellectual fields while engaging in open dialogue about topics in contemporary art and life. The successful candidate will be able to offer students sustained access and rigorous exposure to interdisciplinary art practices in order to stimulate open consideration of the role of art in communities. Other areas involved in this conversation would necessarily include: the nature of audience-artist relationships; the erosion of disciplinary boundaries; the potential for creative practice in political mobilization; and the role of art in society and across the arts, humanities, and social sciences in a liberal arts curriculum. Candidates will be expected to have an MFA or equivalent degree in a related field. The​ ​applicant​ ​selected​ ​for​ ​this​ ​position​ ​would​ ​be​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​a​ ​three​ ​course​ ​teaching​ ​load​ ​per year,​ ​divided​ ​into​ ​two​ ​Fall​ ​courses​ ​and​ ​one​ ​Spring​ ​course.​ ​These​ ​courses​ ​will​ ​be​ ​project-based, hands-on​ ​studio​ ​courses​ ​in​ ​areas​ ​closely​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Fellow’s​ ​research or practice.​ ​Additionally,​ ​the Fellow​ ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​the​ ​new​ ​Associate​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Visual​ ​Arts​ in the Center for the Arts ​to​ ​organize​ ​and curate​ ​an​ ​exhibition​ ​and/or​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​workshops​ ​emphasizing​ ​the​ ​complex and evolving​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​art instruction​ ​and​ ​practice​ ​today.​ This position will offer research and travel funds and is renewable for a second year contingent upon performance.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6566. A complete application includes cover letter, curriculum vitae, images of own work and a web-site address that will link us to additional documentation and images of your work, research statement, teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations if available.

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) for the portfolio: you have the option to upload electronic documents/images (20 max), or a URL. Video or other time-based media may also be submitted as a PDF with links to access the content hosted offsite. Unfortunately, the portfolio application will not accept direct upload of video or sound files. (4) statement of current research, and (5) documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations 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 insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6566

 

 

 


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.

All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate's completion of a pre-employment background check, to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.