Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

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.

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.


Visitor and Professor of the Practice Searches

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.

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.

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.


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.