Tenure and Tenure Track Searches

Chemistry

The Chemistry Department of Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry, with a specialization in computational chemistry beginning July 1, 2017. 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 ideal candidate will have significant graduate and postdoctoral experience in rigorous theoretical methods and applications to areas such as molecular spectroscopy, nanomaterials, and biological chemistry. The successful candidate will exhibit potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and will be expected to establish an externally funded research program. The teaching load is 2/1. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. The Chemistry Department of eleven full-time faculty has an active PhD program and a strong undergraduate major program. Salary, fringe benefits, and start-up funds will be competitive.

Candidates must apply at http://Careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5492 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 12, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

College of East Asian Studies

The College of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University is seeking to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies to begin July 1, 2017. Candidates should have training in a discipline related to East Asian Studies with a research specialty in modern or contemporary East Asian literature and culture. Successful candidates will be able to teach about Japan or China within a broader regional framework and make significant contributions to our inter-disciplinary curriculum. Research interests should cross geographical boundaries to include Korea and/or other locations in East Asia. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion by time of hire and native or near-native fluency in Japanese or Chinese with evidence of excellence in teaching in English and in the target language. The teaching load is 2-2, typically including at least one advanced course through the medium of the target language 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. 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, two sample syllabi, writing sample (25-page maximum), teaching statement, teaching evaluation summaries (please do not include individual evaluations), and names and email addresses of three referees from whom we may ask for confidential letters of recommendation to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5569. 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 November 1, 2016, when the system will close at midnight EST and accept no additional materials. Successful semi-finalists will be interviewed via Skype and finalists invited to campus.

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 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or similar discipline in hand by the time of appointment, and must have a strong research record and experience in teaching. Theory, programming languages, algorithms, and networking are well-represented in the department. We encourage candidates in all areas of Computer Science to apply, including those who deepen our existing research strengths, and especially encourage candidates who can contribute to the diversity (broadly conceived) of the department.

Duties include conducting an independent program of research, teaching, advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Tenure track faculty in Computer Science at Wesleyan have a 2/1 teaching load (three courses per year). Wesleyan values both research and teaching highly and has a strong and diverse student body.

We will begin reviewing applications on Dec. 1, 2016. Applications must 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 or cover letter 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/7547. Other correspondence regarding this position may be sent to cssearch@wesleyan.edu

Government

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

Wesleyan University
Rank: Assistant Professor
Subfield(s): American Politics

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in American politics with a specialty in the presidency and the executive branch of government beginning July 1, 2017. The ideal candidate will have well-developed methodological skills and a commitment to integrating these skills into his or her courses. 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 departmental and university level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in political science by July 2017. Applications received by September 15, 2016, will receive full consideration.

To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5497. 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). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

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

History

Latin America. Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of Latin America to begin July 1, 2017. Field of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates with research interests in the modern history of Mexico, the Andean zone, or the Southern Cone [Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay]. Teaching responsibilities (2-2 teaching load) include surveys of colonial and modern Latin America and seminars. 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. The successful candidate will be housed fully in the History Department but will also be a member of the Latin American Studies Program and will be able to participate in the academic planning and intellectual life of the Program. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field in hand by the time of appointment.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5572. A complete application includes a cover letter, describing research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a chapter-length writing sample, and may include a separate statement of current research and a teaching statement. 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 will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5572.

Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in mathematics to begin in fall, 2017. Candidates must possess, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and must have strong records in both research and teaching.We seek strong candidates whose research interests are in applied mathematics, broadly construed, and which are compatible with the existing research interests of the department. Relevant areas include, but are very much not limited to, algebraic statistics, applied topology, coding theory, discrete and computational geometry, cryptography, optimization, and stochastic processes. Exceptional candidates in any field compatible with the research interests of the faculty are also encouraged to apply.

Teaching duties will be two courses in each semester, typically including a graduate-level course. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.
Wesleyan University is a leading liberal arts school with approximately 3000 students, located in Middletown, Connecticut, halfway between Boston and New York and also halfway between Hartford and New Haven. The university has graduate programs leading to doctoral and masters degrees in the sciences and ethnomusicology. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science awards the PhD degree in Mathematics, and the MA degrees in Mathematics as well as Computer Science. There are 13 mathematicians and 5 computer scientists in the department, as well as approximately 17 graduate students. The low student to faculty ratio ensures close contact between faculty and graduate students. 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.

For full consideration applications must be received by November 15, 2016, and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which evaluates teaching. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications must be submitted online at mathjobs.org. Other correspondence may be directed to the following addresses: Adam Fieldsteel, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, email: afieldsteel@wesleyan.edu.

Religion

The Department of Religion at Wesleyan University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Jewish Studies at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2017. The Department seeks candidates with comprehensive training in Jewish studies, Jewish religious traditions, and the broader academic study of religion. Qualified candidates must have proficiency in the Hebrew language and a wide range of the Jewish intertextual tradition, and should demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting. The Department is flexible with regard to the candidate’s disciplinary orientation, but will favor those whose work is informed by current theoretical trends in the humanities and social sciences. Wesleyan hosts an interdepartmental Center for Jewish Studies, of which the candidate would be an integral member. The successful candidate will be expected regularly to teach courses in the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, and will teach on a rotating basis the Department’s Introduction to the Study of Religion and Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies. Candidates should have Ph.D. 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 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/5436. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including 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 completed by September 30, 2016 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sheri Dursin at sdursin@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2288 if you have questions about the application process.


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