Academic Affairs

Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

College of East Asian Studies

Japanese

Effective July 1, 2016. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Japanese. PhD in hand or near completion by time of appointment. We seek a colleague with a broad foundation in pre-modern Japanese literature and culture and have a particular interest in candidates whose research and teaching engage with comparative frameworks informed by critical theory. Grounding in another discipline, such as Visual Studies, Gender Studies, or in the literature of a region outside Japan, will be considered advantageous The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and display tangible evidence of excellence in language instruction. The teaching load is two courses per semester, typically including at least one upper-level language course per year.  Wesleyan has a generous sabbatical policy, which allows one semester off at full pay following six semesters of full-time teaching.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, writing sample (25-page maximum), teaching statement, and teaching evaluations (if available), names and email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/applicants/5054. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2015, when the system will close at midnight and accept no additional materials. Successful semi-finalists will be interviewed via Skype and finalists invited to campus. 

Political Economy of Korea

Thanks to the generosity of the Korea Foundation, the College of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University is happy to announce a new tenure-track appointment for an Assistant Professor with a specialty in the political economy of Korea beginning July 1, 2016. We are seeking candidates who hold a Ph.D. or are near completion in any social science discipline. The teaching load is four courses per year (two each semester), with the possibility that one of those courses may be taught in Korean and count as a third or fourth year language course. The ideal candidate will be able to teach about Korea as part of a broader East Asian context and be excited to join our interdisciplinary faculty. 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 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, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25-page maximum), teaching statement, evidence of effective teaching (e.g., teaching evaluation summaries), statement of current research, names and email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation, to: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5108. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2015.

Successful semi-finalists will be interviewed via Skype and finalists invited to campus.

College of Letters

Effective July 1, 2016. Assistant professor (tenure track) in Comparative Literature in Wesleyan University’s College of Letters (a Department). PhD in hand at time of appointment. Specialists in the comparative study of all languages, periods and genres of European literature from 1500-1900 will be considered. The College of Letters is an interdisciplinary department of European literature, history and philosophy from the classical period to the present day. Familiarity with theories of language and translation will be helpful. Team teaching of material from all three disciplines, over the period from antiquity to the present, is required, so broad literary, historical and philosophical interests are essential. The teaching load is 2/2. Wesleyan University values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong and diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits. Applicants will also be expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the department and university and to strive to integrate their field across the disciplines.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5066. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages, statement on current research, statement on teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy, which includes sample 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. 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/5066

Applications completed by November 1, 2015 will receive full consideration. The system will close at midnight on November 1 and will disallow uploading of application materials after that time. Interviews of semi-finalists will be conducted by Skype in December and finalists invited to campus beginning at the end of January.

Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in Computer Science to begin in fall 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, and must have a strong research record and experience in teaching. Tenure track faculty in Computer Science at Wesleyan have a one-two teaching load (three courses per year).

We encourage candidates in all areas of Computer Science to apply but the department is especially interested in databases, machine learning, natural language processing, software engineering and software systems. Prospective candidates should not feel constrained by this list, particularly those who would contribute to the diversity of the faculty.

We will begin reviewing applications on Dec. 1, 2015. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses teaching. As part of your teaching statement
we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

Applications must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5939. Other correspondence regarding this position may be sent to cssearch@wesleyan.edu

Economics

Macroeconomics

Wesleyan University’s Department of Economics invites applications for a position in macroeconomics at the level of associate or full professor to begin July 1, 2016. Candidates should have a strong publication record, be actively engaged in research, and be committed to effective undergraduate teaching. Candidates are also expected to contribute to the Department’s introductory and core programs. The teaching load is four courses per year. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. 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 https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5114. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and a list of three references in addition to a letter expressing interest. 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, 2015 to be assured full consideration. Questions can be addressed to Masami Imai, the chair of the search committee, at mimai@wesleyan.edu.

Microeconomics, Financial Economics

The Wesleyan University Economics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin July 1, 2016 from scholars with research interests in financial economics or applied microeconomics. 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 advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by July 1, 2016. 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 https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5122. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and a sample of scholarly writing via the online application process. 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, 2015 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.

English

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for two full-time creative writing positions beginning July 1, 2016. The first is a tenure-track assistant professorship for a writer who works expertly in or across two or more genres (non-fiction, poetry, fiction, etc.). The second is for a well-published fiction writer at the Associate Professor level, tenured. MFA, or the equivalent in publications, as well as teaching experience required. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops, as well as literature courses. The successful candidates will also advise and mentor students, help plan the reading series and undergraduate concentration in Creative Writing, participate in faculty governance at the departmental and university level, and be part of a growing, lively writing community. Wesleyan values creative work and teaching highly; has a strong, diverse student body; and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25 pages maximum), a teaching statement, and the name and email address of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. 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/5107 and directed to Chair, Creative Writing Search Committee, Department of English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0100. Applications submitted by December 4, 2015 will receive full consideration. Please contact Liz Tinker at etinker@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360 if you have questions about the application process.

Molecular Biophysics Program

The Molecular Biophysics Program of Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position beginning July 1, 2017. Wesleyan University is a small, selective liberal-arts university with PhD programs in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The appointment will be in the program and one or more of the associated departments (Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry or Physics). Candidates at all levels, particularly senior-level candidates, are encouraged to apply. Viable candidates are expected to be at the forefront of timely and significant research in molecular or cellular biophysics, and equally committed to offering high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and research training. The candidate will be expected to contribute to and complement existing program areas of strength in protein-DNA interactions, nucleic acid structure, enzymatic mechanisms, membranes and membrane proteins, bioinformatics and computational biophysics. The Molecular Biophysics program is an interdepartmental program of 13 faculty members that provides a stimulating research environment, and has a full complement of instrumentation including optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopies, microcalorimetry, and transient chemical kinetics, as well as a high performance computer cluster and access to an X-ray diffractometer and ultra high-field NMR spectrometer. Applicants are required to have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in Biophysics or a closely related field, and plan to continue or launch an independent research program funded by extramural grants. Teaching load is 2 courses/year plus supervision of undergraduate and graduate research.

Please submit the following: the curriculum vitae, reprints, 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/postings/5028. As part of the teaching statement, we invite applicants to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.


Center for the Americas

Latin American Studies 

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies. We seek an historian of the twentieth century, with preference given to candidates whose research focuses on Central America or the Andean region. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the Latin American Studies Program. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2016 and preferably since 2012. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5038. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patricia Hill, Director, Center for the Americas, (phill@wesleyan.edu). Applications received by November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Native American Studies

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous people in North America. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2016 and preferably since 2012. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5037. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patricia Hill, Director, Center for the Americas, (phill@wesleyan.edu). Applications received by November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

English

The Department of English at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a one-year position as a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in the field of early modern British literature, beginning July 1, 2016. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will teach five seminar-sized courses to undergraduates and participate in a lively intellectual community. Candidates with a specialization in book history are especially encouraged to apply.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25 pages maximum), evidence of teaching excellence,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. 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/5239 and directed to Chair, Department of English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0100. Applications submitted by February 12, 2016 will receive full consideration. Interviews for finalists will be conducted via Skype. Please contact Liz Tinker at etinker@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2360 if you have questions about the application process.

The Jonathan D. Harber Fellowship in Education and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University
Spring 2017

Wesleyan University invites applications for its 2017 Harber Fellowship in Education and Entrepreneurship. The Harber Fellow will be in partial or full residence at Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center, January – May, 2017, and will teach a course that will incorporate outside speakers, drawing on Wesleyan alumni and others involved in innovative and/or entrepreneurial educational ventures in the profit and nonprofit sectors. The Fellow is also expected to deliver an all-campus lecture. Established through the generosity of Jonathan Harber, the fellowship has brought a series of outstanding experts in the field of education, including Jonathan Gyurko, Deborah Meier, Jack Leonard, Jack Dougherty, and, coming in the spring of 2016, Jacob Werblow. Fellowship award: $20,000 (Additional funds available for course expenses)

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) Proposed Course Description (upload as “Other Document”) to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5197. The search committee will begin reviewing files as soon as they arrive and will continue to review files until the position is filled. Please contact Lisa Sacks (lsacks@wesleyan.edu), if you have questions about the application process.

Philosophy

Wesleyan University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies. This is a two (2) year fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2016. The Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one course per semester and work under the supervision of Prof. Lori Gruen (lgruen@wesleyan.edu). Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation by that date, and must be within five years of having received their PhD. The successful applicant’s work in animal studies should critically engage with feminist studies, environmental studies, critical race studies, or other areas of interdisciplinary scholarship.


The Postdoctoral Fellow appointed to this position is expected to be actively involved in the day-to-day life of the University, to work closely with interested students, to collaborate in programming, and to help plan and organize a conference.
Deadline for applications is February 29, 2016.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5259. A complete application will include (1) a detailed cover letter, (2) a current CV, (3) evidence of teaching ability (As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body), (4) a writing sample and (5) email addresses for 3 references.


Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. 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: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator, 860-685-4771, afarias@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.