Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

American Studies 

The American Studies Department at Wesleyan seeks a scholar-teacher in nineteenth-century U.S. cultural studies/history for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2020. Gender, social reform, and empire are the areas within the field that are the Department’s highest preferences; additional areas of focus may include religion, immigration, and urbanism. We seek an interdisciplinary historian with a Ph.D. in American studies, history, or a related field entailing an immersion in historical research and analysis.  Due to the current composition of the Department, candidates with Ph.D.s in literary studies will not be considered. Candidates should be actively engaged in scholarly research and writing and prepared to teach four courses per year (two per semester) to undergraduates. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand (within the field specifications stated above) 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 must complete the Ph.D. (within the field specifications stated above) within one year of hire. Applications from candidates who have held a tenure-track job for more than two years will not be considered.  

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6872. A complete application includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract or book abstract, 20- to 25-page 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. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6872. At the time of application, candidates will also be asked to provide the email addresses of at least three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received no later than September 27, 2019, to be considered, so it is requisite for candidates to submit the application early enough to provide their recommenders with time to submit their letters by September 27.  We advise candidates to apply by early September so that requests to their recommenders can be generated. 

Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in studio art, with a specialization in analog and digital methods and applications in Graphic Design, Printmaking, and Book Arts, beginning July 1, 2020.

We are especially interested in recruiting individuals who are active artists, with technical expertise in a wide range of printmaking and graphic techniques and outputs, traditional and digital, and their potential interactions, as well as a broad knowledge of contemporary theoretical concerns and the history of art, especially the history of prints and graphic arts. The teaching load is two courses per semester in the areas of printmaking, typography, graphic design, and book arts, as well as the advising of senior thesis students concentrating in printed matter. Teaching is expected to include use of the University’s special collections, most notably the original prints from the University’s Davison Art Center collection. Candidates must have an MFA or equivalent in art or related field in hand, and previous teaching experience at the college level is required.

It is expected that candidates will maintain a robust artistic practice; strong exhibition and/or publishing record will be expected for promotion. Successful candidates will join a distinguished Studio Art Program with a shared commitment to teaching traditional and experimental media. Studio facilities include equipment for digital production (e.g. large-scale printers, laser cutters, 3d printers, cnc mill, etc.), and analog production (e.g. facilities and presses for etching, woodblock, and lithography, including three Vandercook presses, one of which has a 30” x 30” bed, many cases of metal and wooden type, etc.).  Additional duties include management of the print studio (working with the support staff, including student monitors), advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7008. 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) statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) images of own work (25 max, uploaded as a pdf to Work Sample) and student work (if available, 20 max uploaded as a pdf to Work Sample 2). Both pdfs need to be optimized and 10MB or smaller. As part of the cover letter, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body in a liberal arts context. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three references from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be solicited for finalists only.  After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number.

Applications received by December 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Rhonda York, Art Studio Administrative Assistant, at ryork@wesleyan.edu or 1-860-685-2688.

Economics

Macroeconomics

The Wesleyan University Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2020 from scholars with research interests in macroeconomics, particularly those with an interest in open economy macroeconomics.  The new faculty member will 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 received a Ph.D. in Economics by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor. The successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the Ph.D. is not in hand at the time of appointment, but will be completed 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 policy and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7021  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 received by November 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. Contact Masami Imai, Chair of the Search Committee, at mimai@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Econometrics

The Wesleyan University Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2020 from scholars with primary research interests in applied econometrics and also labor, urban, or education economics.  The new faculty member will 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 received a Ph.D. in Economics by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor. The successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the Ph.D. is not in hand at the time of appointment, but will be completed 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 policy and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7022.  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 received by November 15, 2019 will receive full consideration. Contact Melanie Khamis, Chair of the Search Committee, at mkhamis@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Government

Wesleyan University’s Department of Government invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American politics beginning July 1, 2020. We will consider candidates who have a specialty in race and ethnic politics, or in identity politics (e.g., race, class, gender, sexual orientation) or in immigration and citizenship. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates must have a Ph.D. 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 must complete the Ph.D. 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/6930.  A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, a writing sample, syllabi if available, a teaching statement, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (but please do not send copies of individual 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/6930.

Applications completed by September 15, 2019 will receive full consideration, but the department will continue to review submitted materials until the position is filled. Please contact J. Donald Moon at dmoon@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Wesleyan University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2020. The candidate will develop an independent research program supported by extramural funding that integrates current biochemical, informatics, or biophysical approaches to address fundamental problems in molecular biology, including those relating to RNA, nucleic acid/protein dynamics, enzyme mechanisms, membrane biology/signal transduction, or cellular/microbial systems biology. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry or related field and postdoctoral experience, and must demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. We seek an individual who can contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate course curriculum, including fundamental and advanced biochemistry courses. The new hire will participate in our Ph.D. training program and cross-disciplinary initiatives in the life sciences. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, as well as 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, please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, publications, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, teaching evaluations (if available), and email addresses for three recommenders to: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/posting/6898.

As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact by email adane@wesleyan.edu or phone at 860-685-2404 if you have any questions about the application process.

Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University seeks to appoint, at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, a broadly trained cognitive neuroscientist, for an appointment beginning July 1, 2020. Research focus on any area in cognitive neuroscience, including motor control, object recognition, language, memory, attention and cognitive control, and emotion is welcome. The ideal candidate will have a high quality research program that incorporates undergraduates and will be prepared to teach four courses per year: an introductory course in cognitive neuroscience, two specialized courses in an area of expertise, and one course in statistics or research methods. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. The Department has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of cognition, neuroscience, psychopathology, development, culture, and social psychology. Members also contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Neuroscience and Behavior, Science and Society, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and participate in a postdoctoral program. Located in Middletown CT, Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that highly values both scholarship and teaching, 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 Psychology 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 Psychology or related field within one year of hire. To apply, please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, up to 3 reprints (in a single pdf), a statement of research plans, a teaching statement, and teaching evaluations (if available). As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6904. At the time of application, candidates will also be asked to provide email addresses for at least three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 so, to be fully considered, candidates should submit the application early enough to provide their recommenders with time to submit their letters by October 1.

 


Visitor, Professor of the Practice, and Other Searches

Luther Gregg Sullivan Visiting Scholar in Art History

The Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University seeks a historian of African and/or Afro-Diasporic visual and material culture to serve as Luther Gregg Sullivan Visiting Scholar in Art History. Candidates from the fields of art and architectural history, archaeology, and/or material culture are welcome to apply. In addition to offering courses in their area of expertise, candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach historical material, including material from the pre-modern era. We particularly invite submissions from applicants who combine historical methodologies with an interest in theoretical approaches such as critical museology, postcolonial theory, critical race studies, and Black Studies. The position is a two-year, non-renewable appointment. The Sullivan Scholar will teach one course per semester, while continuing scholarly work and fully participating in the department’s and university’s intellectual life.

Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. or be very close to completion by the start date of the fellowship (July 1, 2020).  Applications received by December 1, 2019 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.

Salary: $50,000/year, plus $5,000/year research stipend

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6992. 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) a writing sample, (4) a statement of research plans, (5) a statement of teaching interests, (6) sample syllabi, and (7) teaching evaluations (if available). As part of the 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 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).

 


Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning 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: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer, 860‑685‑3927, awilliams@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.