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African American Studies Program

The African American Studies Program at Wesleyan University seeks a specialist in African American literature for a one-year visiting appointment, beginning July 1, 2017. The teaching load is 3/2 and in addition to survey and first-year seminar courses will include courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Please apply at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5783. Candidates should be A.B.D. or should have Ph.D. in hand. Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including course syllabi and student evaluations. 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 March 27, 2017.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Design

Wesleyan University’s Center for Pedagogical Innovation invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellow Postdoctoral Fellowship in Design beginning July 1, 2017. We seek a scholar who is broadly trained in the many areas of design across the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences, including familiarity with engineering as it relates to a liberal arts curriculum. Candidates will be expected to have an advanced degree in a field related to design in hand or near completion. The teaching load is 2/1. Additional duties include (1) organizing a spring workshop on the pedagogy of design that will offer training in new pedagogical tools and strategies and emphasize inclusive pedagogy techniques, and (2) assisting in the development of a new student competency, “navigating complex environments,” and the assessment of this competency. This position will offer research and/or travel funds and is renewable for a second year contingent upon performance.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5726. 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/5726.

Applications completed by Tuesday, February 21, 2017 will receive full consideration. Please contact Lisa Sacks at lsacks@wesleyan.edu or 860-685- 3248 if you have questions about the application process.

Classical Studies

The Department of Classical Studies invites applications for a one-year, full-time, visiting appointment in Latin literature at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in July 2017.  We seek a specialist in Latin poetry or Roman drama, their reception in the modern world, and classical reception or performance theory. The candidate should be able to offer courses in Latin at all levels, along with courses in classical civilization related to their literary interests. Candidates with experience in the digital humanities, and who are also able to offer courses in Greek language and literature, will be given preference.  The teaching load is five courses a year.  The PhD must be in hand by the time of the appointment.  Applications should be addressed to Professor Christopher Parslow, Chair, at
http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5705
.  A complete application will include a letter of application, CV, the email address for three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and a statement that details your experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.  The application deadline is January 30, 2017.

Design, Engineering, and Applied Science

Position Title: Professor of the Practice of Design, Engineering and Applied Science

Position Details:

Wesleyan University invites applications for a Professor of the Practice to begin Fall 2017 for an initial three-year appointment. This position is part of a new initiative at Wesleyan in Design, Engineering, and Applied Science (DEAS). The primary focus of the position is teaching courses that provide students with practical design, engineering, and problem-solving skills. The successful candidate should embrace a liberal arts approach that integrates traditional engineering with design, and be capable of teaching interdisciplinary engineering courses with hands-on projects at introductory and intermediate levels. In addition, there will be an opportunity to teach courses in the candidate’s specific area of specialization. The faculty member is expected to contribute to the growth and development of new DEAS program, as well as our growing design and makerspace resources.

Wesleyan University has an established track-record in the arts and applied sciences, and this program seeks to combine these strengths in a new program that provides an interdisciplinary approach to engineering. At present, the primary path to engineering at Wesleyan is through dual-degree programs with partner institutions; this program seeks to complement that effort by introducing core courses in engineering in our new Minor in DEAS. The Professor of the Practice position is an untenured position, renewable on the basis of performance. Owing to the interdisciplinary nature of the appointment, the primary affiliation will be with the College of Integrative Sciences; a secondary appointment in the department nearest to the faculty member’s expertise is also possible.
The primary responsibility of this position will be to teach and co-teach courses in Design, Engineering and Applied Science. This would include two pre-requisite courses for the Minor in DEAS, specifically “Introduction to Design and Engineering” and “Principles of Engineering”, along with a numerical methods course, and an upper level elective course in the candidate’s area of specialization.

In addition to this four-course load additional administrative and curriculum development duties will be involved. These would include:

- Advising students and reviewing student certification in the minor.
- Training students outside normal courses to work in maker spaces.
- Collaborating with faculty on introduction of Design and Engineering principles in their courses.
- Participating in on campus committees and working groups to represent and promote the minor

Final approval of position is contingent upon funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

An advanced degree in Engineering or related field and at least two years of teaching experience. Experience may include teaching as a graduate student or in professional training responsibilities. Related industry experience and training may be substituted for formal educational requirements. Familiarity with CAD tools, programming languages and principles of Design. Excellent communication skills with a well-established record of collegial collaborations. Ability and willingness to occasionally work evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. Degree preferred with teaching experience in a higher education context, combined with some industry experience.

Willingness to engage general education student in project based design and engineering courses.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit applications at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5711. You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements of teaching philosophy/approach and teaching interests. 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 may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double- check the accuracy of the email addresses and phone numbers of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date contact information 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.

Applications completed by 03/01/2017 will receive full consideration. Please contact Francis Starr (860-685-2044 fstarr@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Economics

The Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time visitor. The teaching load is five courses per year. To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5702. Applicants should upload a curriculum vita, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly work, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf. As part of the teaching statement, we invite applicants to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to Masami Imai, mimai@wesleyan.edu.

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 American literature before 1900 (colonial, eighteenth-century, or nineteenth-century), beginning July 1, 2017. 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 ecocriticism are especially encouraged to apply.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25 pages maximum), evidence of teaching excellence, including a teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your 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/5712 and directed to Chair, Department of English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0100. Applications submitted by February 12, 2017 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.

Film Studies 

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FILM STUDIES DEPARTMENT invites applications for a two-year teaching position in Film and Digital Video Production. Applicants should be experienced filmmakers with a demonstrated record of teaching undergraduate film and video production. MFA and/or Ph.D. in Film Studies or related discipline required. Primary responsibilities include teaching basic and advanced 16mm and Digital filmmaking. Successful candidate is expected to teach 16mm sync/non-sync cameras, DV cameras, analog/digital recording, 16mm and digital post-production, and screenwriting. Knowledge of technological innovations in the field required, and expertise in 2D and 3D computer and camera animation is a plus. Applicants must be able to lecture on technical and conceptual production skills as well as to teach the small crew model of narrative filmmaking. Wesleyan’s program is solidly grounded in the integration of production and critical studies, and applicants must be committed to teaching film and video production within the context of film as an academic discipline. Willingness to relocate to Middletown Connecticut is important.

Strong consideration will be given to the teaching record of the candidate, professional portfolio, and willingness to participate in the further expansion of a burgeoning program. Applications received before April 3, 2017 will be given full consideration for a Fall 2017 start date. Please apply at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5802 and submit a statement of interest, including artistic background and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, links to (or DVD of) a sample of up to two films, and email addresses for three referees.

Government

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a one-year visiting position in comparative politics during the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment (September 1, 2017). We welcome applications from comparativists with any regional or topical specialty. The teaching load is 3-2, including three sections of an introductory comparative politics course, one survey course, and one seminar. The successful candidate will also be asked to supervise up to two senior theses. The search committee will review files as they arrive and will continue to review files until the position is filled.

To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5746. At this site you will be asked to upload electronic versions of (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement about your research and teaching experience (as part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body), (4) teaching evaluation statistics or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (but please do not send copies of individual student evaluations), and (5) sample syllabi if available. After you set up your account, you will be prompted to provide (6) the email addresses of three referees, each of whom we may contact at the appropriate time to request a letter of recommendation for you.

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

History

U.S. History. Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor to teach the history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The position will run from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018. Teaching responsibilities for visiting professors at Wesleyan are 3 courses in the fall and 2 in the spring and will include surveys courses in 19th and 20th century history, a more specialized lecture course on an area of the successful applicant's special interest, as well as seminars. Teaching might include supervision of undergraduate theses. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in hand.

Applicants should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching statement, and provide email addresses for three referees to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5816.
Applications received by April 15th, 2017 will receive full consideration. Interviews for finalists will be conducted via Skype.

Please contact Gary Shaw (gshaw@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the position or process.

Philosophy

The Philosophy Department at Wesleyan University is seeking a one-year, full time Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy with AOS in social and political philosophy, ideally with AOS/AOC in Philosophy of Race, July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. The teaching load is 3/2 and should include a first-year seminar and an advanced seminar on the successful candidate’s area of research. We are looking for an experienced teacher-scholar who can teach both majors and non-majors. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

Deadline for applications: March 10. Skype interviews will be scheduled for late March.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5773. A complete application will include (1) a letter of intent, (2) a current CV, (3) evidence of teaching ability (including a statement of teaching philosophy, evaluations, and sample syllabi), and (4) email addresses for 3 references. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

Psychology

Visiting Faculty Position in Psychology. The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position at the assistant professor level in cognition/cognitive neuroscience. Responsibilities include teaching survey courses in area of expertise and statistics, and contributing to academic advising of majors. The visitor course load is five courses (3/2) per academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2017. The Department currently has 18 full-time faculty members in the areas of neuroscience, psychopathology, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and social psychology. Wesleyan faculty have a strong commitment to both scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The appointment will begin September 1, 2017.

Please submit the following: curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations if available, no more than two reprints, and email addresses for three references to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5734. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your experiences engaging a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



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: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 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.