Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

African American Studies 

The African American Studies Program at Wesleyan University is conducting a search for one or more full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments beginning July 1, 2019. Although we are primarily interested in assistant or advanced assistant professors, we will consider exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor. The African American Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major that focuses on people of African descent in the Black Atlantic world, especially in the United States and in the Caribbean. 

We welcome applicants with a scholarly focus in history or literature. We especially seek candidates whose teaching and research engages with critical race and Black feminist and queer theories, emancipatory politics, environmental justice, or science and medicine.

The teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of undergraduate advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses. 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. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in African American Studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant or Associate 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 African American Studies or related field within one year of hire.

To apply visit: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6426. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, 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. 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 October 1, 2018 until the positions are filled.

Archaeology

Wesleyan University’s Archaeology Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Archaeology beginning July 1, 2019. The preferred candidates will be anthropologically trained archaeologists and will demonstrate interest in and ability to teach Introduction to Archaeology, as well as upper level courses of interest to majors and non-majors. Preferred areas of specialization include environmental or landscape archaeology and/or the application of contemporary scientific analyses to archaeological problems. Regional focus is open. Advanced tenure track candidates will be given full consideration. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology 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 Anthropology or related field within one year of hire. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include carrying on a program of research, 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, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6380. 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/6380. Applications completed by October 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Deborah Sierpinski at dsierpinski@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2070 if you have questions about the application process. Please contact program and search chair Douglas Charles at dcharles@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3266 if you have questions about the position.

German Studies

The German Studies Department of Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning July 1, 2019. Area of specialization: German literature (prose, lyric poetry, drama) of the Enlightenment, Weimar Classicism, and Romanticism. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research in the long eighteenth century will lend itself to collaborative scholarship with other colleagues in the Humanities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in German 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 German Studies or related field within one year of hire. Candidates must possess native or near-native fluency in German. The 2/2 teaching load includes German-language courses on all levels and courses on German literature, thought, and culture taught in German or English. 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.

A complete application includes (1) a cover letter describing current teaching interests and research, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (article or dissertation chapter no longer than 25 pages), (4) teaching statement, and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite applicants to describe their cultural competencies and experiences with engaging a diverse student body. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6393.

Applications submitted by Friday, September 7, 2018 will receive full consideration. Please contact Debra Pozzetti at dpozzetti@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3359 if you have questions about the application process.

Government

AMERICAN POLITICS / PUBLIC LAW

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in American politics with a specialty in public law. The appointment begins July 1, 2019. To be hired as an Assistant Professor candidates must have in hand by the time of appointment a PhD in political science or a related field. A successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not yet have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment, but must complete the PhD in political science or a related field within one year of hire. Applicants should be prepared to teach the introductory American government course, a course in American Constitutional Law, and other courses in public law. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the department and university levels.

Applications received by September 17, 2018, will receive full consideration. To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6414. 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 be sure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). 

POLITICAL THEORY

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in political theory. The appointment begins July 1, 2019. To be hired as an Assistant Professor candidates must have in hand by the time of appointment a PhD in political science or a related field. A successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not yet have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment, but must complete the PhD in political science or a related field within one year of hire. Applicants should be prepared to teach the introductory political theory course and other courses in political theory. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, participating in faculty governance at the department and university levels, and regularly teaching relevant classes in the College of Social Studies.

Applications received by September 17, 2018, will receive full consideration. To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6416. 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 be sure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). 

Music

POSITION: The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks a highly creative scholar with a primary background in ethnomusicology. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, advising undergraduate and graduate theses, administrative duties, and the possibility of directing a performing ensemble. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries, and challenge and expand upon canonical thinking as well as the Music Department’s traditions, are welcome. This is a full-time tenure track position to begin July 1, 2019.

RANK: Assistant Professor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in ethnomusicology or related field completed by the time of appointment for Assistant Professor; otherwise, the candidate may be hired as an Instructor, but must complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

DUTIES: Teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, advising undergraduate honors and M.A. theses,  Ph.D. dissertations, and undergraduate students (majors and non-majors), and administrative responsibilities including participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. When appropriate, teaching may include directing a performing ensemble. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

INSTITUTION: Courses given by the Music department range from introduction to music through graduate seminars, in a program that offers a strong undergraduate music major program, the M.A. in music, and the Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, all with a long-standing interest in performance and cultural studies. Particular areas of strength include: experimental and digital, American, African and its diasporan, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and European musics, as well as improvisation, global hip-hop, music and religion, colonialism, modernity, diaspora, gender, sexuality, and queer studies. 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.

DEADLINE: Applications completed on or before September 4, 2018 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, which could include published articles or reviews, a dissertation chapter, audio or video recordings, or any combination that best reflects your scholarly interests and potential, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain 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. Apply at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6361

Sociology

Wesleyan University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology positions beginning July 1, 2019.  We are interested in scholars who 1) employ creative approaches to social inquiry through interdisciplinary, meta-methodological, critical, and theoretically-driven frameworks, and 2) practice innovative modes of engaging the world through research, activism and/or artistry. This is an open search. We are open to areas as diverse as crip studies, black futures, data and digitalization, law and critical legal studies, disaster studies, and visual cultures. We value teaching, and are looking for scholars who are/will be dynamic in a liberal arts classroom and are thoughtful about their pedagogy. We seek candidates with an ability to teach unique topical courses of your design, introductory sociology and other curricular needs... Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology 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 Sociology 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/6424. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (article or chapter length), research statement, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching philosophy and sample topical syllabus. 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/6424.

Applications completed by September 15 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sharon Smith at sasmith@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2947 if you have questions about the application process.

 

 


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