Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

Anthropology

The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications from scholars specializing in Indigenous Ecologies in the Americas for the position of tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2018. Welcome specializations include: environmental anthropology (e.g. nature, natural resources, and/or extractive economies), indigenous knowledges and practices, cosmopolitics, anthropology of nonhuman worlds or human-nonhuman relations, biodiversity, land and social movements, food ethics, sovereignty, and health and biopolitics. The candidate must have a PhD in anthropology or a related field in hand by the time of appointment, a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching, and an ongoing program of research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in introductory cultural anthropology, anthropological theory, and ethnographic methods, as well as more specialized courses related to their research. 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.

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three referees should be submitted via http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5923. As part of the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Any questions may be emailed to Daniella Gandolfo at dgandolfo@wesleyan.edu. Applications received by October 15th, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Chemistry

The Chemistry Department of Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry, beginning July 1, 2018, in Chemical Biology with a research program at the interface of Chemistry and Neuroscience. The successful candidate will teach and conduct research in both the Chemistry Department and the Neuroscience and Behavior (NS&B) program. The Chemistry Department has an active PhD program and a strong undergraduate major program, and the NS&B Program is an interdisciplinary program bringing together faculty from the Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology Departments. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related discipline and at least one year of postdoctoral experience by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will exhibit potential for excellence in teaching of both undergraduate and graduate level chemistry courses, including those cross-listed with the NS&B program. The ideal candidate will have significant graduate and postdoctoral research experience using chemical approaches to investigate and solve neuroscience challenges, interpreted broadly, and will be expected to establish an externally funded research program. Additional duties include 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, offering a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries, start-up funds, and benefits.

Candidates must apply at http://Careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5909 by submitting a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the email addresses of three referees who will be contacted for 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. Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Government

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in international politics. The appointment begins July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in government 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 government or related field within one year of hire. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses related to international organization, international political economy, or international law. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying out a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the department and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Applications received by September 15, 2017, will receive full consideration. To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5899. 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 insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

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

Music

POSITION: The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly qualified specialist in any area of African music performance, a field of teaching and performance represented at the university for many decades. This is a full-time position, to begin July 1, 2018, for an initial 4-year term, with the possibility of renewal and promotion.

RANK: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music

QUALIFICATIONS: Professional performance skills, strong interest in scholarship, at least one year of experience working in a college or university environment, and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music or a related field.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

DUTIES:

• Directing ensembles each semester from elementary to advanced levels;
• Collaborating with the Dance Department’s Artist-in-Residence in West African dance for annual or semi-annual concert performances;
• Teaching occasional courses in areas of special interest (at the undergraduate or graduate level) with a frequency to be determined by the needs of the program;
• Maintaining active career as an artist and/or scholar;
• Advising undergraduate senior projects and honors theses, and graduate theses.
• The teaching load is five courses (including ensembles) per academic year.

INSTITUTION: Courses given by Wesleyan’s Music department range from introductory to graduate level. The program offers a strong undergraduate Major, an M.A. in music, and a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, all with a long-standing interest in performance and cultural studies. Particular areas of strength include: experimental and electronic, American, African, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and European musics.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications completed on or before September 8, 2017 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, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) contact information for three referees (who will be automatically emailed upon submission). Work samples may include audio or video recordings, a dissertation chapter, a published article or review, or any combination that best reflects your creative interests and potential. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Apply at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5937.

Deb Shore, Music Department
297 Washington Terrace, Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459 USA
www.wesleyan.edu/music 

Religion

Wesleyan University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion, with a focus on Buddhist Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. We particularly encourage applications from scholars in the fields of history, sociology, hermeneutics, literary studies, and philosophy of religion. Applicants should have expertise in Buddhist textual traditions in their original languages, preferably with attention to wider circles of textual and visual production. We are seeking scholars who specialize in East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, or Southeast Asia, and who are capable of applying their methods to other religious cultures or traditions. Regardless of area of scholarly specialization, the successful candidate should demonstrate teaching competency relevant to East Asian Buddhisms. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach the Department’s Introduction to the Study of Religion and Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies on a rotating basis.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Religion, Buddhist 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 Religion, Buddhist Studies, or related field 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/5944. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, syllabi, a teaching statement, a dissertation chapter (preferably the introduction), and one other sample of scholarship. 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/5944.

Applications completed by October 2, 2017 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sheri Dursin at sdursin@wesleyan.edu or 860 685-2288 if you have questions about the application process.

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program

Wesleyan University's Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018. Specialization is open, but we welcome the ability to teach courses on twentieth-century and contemporary Russian literature, culture, and society. Native or near-native fluency in Russian required. The appointment is in an interdisciplinary program and will require working with colleagues in political science, history, religion, and language and literature, so preference will be given to applicants with a proven commitment to interdisciplinarity. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field in hand by the time of appointment. 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 deeply values both scholarship and teaching, 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/5859. 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 e-mail addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5859.

Applications completed by September 15, 2017, will receive full consideration. Please contact Susanne Fusso at sfusso@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3123 if you have questions about the application process.

Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology. The appointment is scheduled to begin July 1, 2018. A Ph.D. in clinical psychology or related field in hand by the time of appointment is required. Preference will be given to those whose work focuses on psychological or behavioral interventions, although research area is open. Wesleyan University is a selective liberal arts university with strong support for both research and teaching (two-course per semester teaching load). The ideal candidate will have a research program with a trajectory that will include learning opportunities for undergraduates, and will be prepared to teach a breadth (introductory) course in clinical psychology (e.g., clinical interventions, theories of personality, health psychology), two specialized courses in their area of expertise (seminar and advanced research methods), and one service course (research methods, statistics, or introductory psychology). Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Salary, fringe benefits, and start-up funds will be competitive. The Department currently has 18 full-time faculty members in cognitive, developmental, neuroscience, psychopathology, cultural, and social psychology; some faculty also contribute to interdisciplinary programs including Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Integrative Sciences, Neuroscience and Behavior, and Science and Society. There are additional opportunities to participate in a departmental postdoctoral training program.

Please apply electronically to: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5950 and include: curriculum vitae, reprints, a statement of research plans, teaching interests, teaching evaluations (if available), and email addresses for three recommenders. In your teaching statement and/or cover letter, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and applications received after that date may not receive full consideration.

Science in Society Program

The Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 2018, with substantive research and teaching interests in transnational studies of contemporary science, technologies, or medicine, and expertise in relevant empirical research methods. The Science in Society Program is an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the history, philosophy and social studies of science, technology, and medicine, conjoined with course work in a science. Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline, in hand at time of appointment is required 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. within one year of hire. Applications received after October 15 may not receive full consideration. Please contact Jill Morawski (jmorawski@wesleyan.edu), Chair of the Science in Society Program, with any questions regarding the position or application process. Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts college with a two-course per semester teaching load and strong support for both research and teaching. 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, afarias@wesleyan.edu, 860-685-3927.

Please submit electronically, to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5929 the following: curriculum vitae, reprints, a statement of research plans, teaching interests, syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available), and email addresses for three recommenders. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we also invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.


Visitor and Professor of the Practice Searches

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.


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.