Academic Affairs

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.

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.

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.


Visitor Searches

Anthropology

The Anthropology Department at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2016 from scholars whose research focuses on political economy, alternative economies, the state, governmentality, humanitarianism, social movements, and human rights. Scholars working in Africa, South Asia, and Europe will be given preference. Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology 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 5 courses (3-2) over the year, including introductory cultural anthropology and specialized courses related to their research. 

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/5304 . As part of the cover letter, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Any questions may be addressed to Aradhana (Anu) Sharma, Chair, Anthropology Department, Wesleyan University, 281 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459. Applications received by March 18, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Center for the Americas

Latin American Studies 

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies. We seek an historian of the twentieth century, with preference given to candidates whose research focuses on Central America or the Andean region. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the Latin American Studies Program. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2016 and preferably since 2012. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5038. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patricia Hill, Director, Center for the Americas, (phill@wesleyan.edu). Applications received by November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Native American Studies

Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous people in North America. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2016 and preferably since 2012. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Applications, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample (either a manuscript of no more than 30 pages or an article), and contact information for three referees must be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5037. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Patricia Hill, Director, Center for the Americas, (phill@wesleyan.edu). Applications received by November 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

College of Intergrative Sciences

Visiting Instructor for Scientific and Academic Writing

We are seeking a visiting instructor to teach two academic writing courses for the Fall 2016. One will be an undergraduate course called, "The Art of Scientific Writing" and the other, a graduate course covering the basics of scholarly writing at the graduate (MA and PhD) level.

REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree or significant progress toward advanced degree required. Candidates must be able to demonstrate familiarity with the conventions of science writing and scientific discourse, but graduate training can be in any field. A bachelor’s degree in a scientific field (or a double major) may be sufficient for someone with strong writing and pedagogical skills. Experience teaching college-level expository writing strongly preferred.

DESCRIPTION: To be successful, students must master the art of effectively communicating their ideas and results – most frequently in written form.  There is a pressing need to both emphasize the importance of academic writing and provide our students with a unified, practical introduction to the subject. The undergraduate course will provide example-driven approaches to developing science writing skills. Assignments will require students to master the ubiquitous “Abstract,” and further expand on the styles needed for scientific articles, research and grant proposals, theses, and writing about science for a broad, non-science audience.  The graduate class will serve students in the Sciences, as well as the Music Department; the graduate course will develop skills the students need for dissertation writing and beyond. In all cases, students will be pressed to grasp the importance of the iterative revision process of successful expository writing.  Students will complete a final project that ideally connects to independent research work.  For example, an ideal project might be a Federally sponsored graduate fellowship proposal [NSF or NIH, or NEA].

APPLICATION: Please submit a CV, cover letter, writing sample of no more than 10 pages, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample teaching documents (syllabus, exercises, commented papers, prompts, etc.) relevant to the subject of science and other academic writing to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5378. If you have questions about your application contact Maureen Snow (msnow@wesleyan.edu). Applicants will be evaluated on a rolling basis, beginning April 15.

Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in computer science that is renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance. The teaching load is 2/2 (four courses per year), consisting primarily of an introductory-level course for non-majors. There may also be an opportunity to teach more advanced courses or electives in the applicant's specialty. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

We will review applications until the position is filled, but to ensure consideration, applications should be submitted by Thursday, 31 March 2016. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 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. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted online at academicjobsonline.org. Please submit PDF files only (not URLs). Other correspondence regarding this position may be sent by e-mail to cssearch@wesleyan.edu or to Computer Science Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. For more information about the department please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/mathcs.

The department is also accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral position that is renewable for one year, subject to satisfactory performance; please see our advertisement on academicjobsonline.org for details. Candidates are welcome to apply for both jobs, but must submit all materials for each position separately.

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position that is renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment and have strong research and teaching records. While the successful applicant will be able to pursue his/her own research agenda, an interest in current faculty research is a plus. Areas currently represented include algorithms and complexity, programming languages, logic, and software engineering. The teaching load is three courses per year, consisting primarily of an introductory-level course for non-majors. The department is redesigning this course to serve as an alternative entry point for majors, and the successful candidate will be welcome to participate in this process. There will also be an opportunity to teach more advanced courses or electives in the applicant's specialty.

We will review applications until the position is filled, but to ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by Friday, 26 February 2016. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three or four letters of recommendation, with at least one addressing teaching. Applications must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org.  Please submit PDF files only (not URLs). Other correspondence regarding this position may be sent by e-mail to cssearch@wesleyan.edu or to Computer Science Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. For more information about the department please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/mathcs.

English

British Literature

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 early modern British literature, beginning July 1, 2016. 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 book history are especially encouraged to apply.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25 pages maximum), evidence of teaching excellence,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. 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/5239 and directed to Chair, Department of English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0100. Applications submitted by February 12, 2016 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.

Creative Writing

The English Department at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for two fulltime, visiting positions in Creative Writing to begin in fall 2016. Expertise in fiction desired, with additional expertise in nonfiction or poetry preferred. Teaching responsibilities consist of two courses per semester in introductory through advanced workshops in Creative Writing. The successful candidate will also advise two theses per year, help plan and attend the reading series, and be part of a growing, lively department of scholars and writers. This is a multiyear position. The person hired will, as such, be eligible for renewal for an additional year, based on performance. The candidate should be a published writer and an experienced teacher. A terminal degree (MFA or PhD), or the equivalent in publications, is required.

Applications received by June 6, 2016 will receive full consideration. Interviews for finalists will be conducted via Skype. Please contact Elizabeth Tinker (etinker@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5437. 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) a writing sample (25 pages max), documentation of teaching experience, including (4) course syllabi and (5) student evaluations from all courses taught in the last two years. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

Government

Comparative Politics/Developing Countries

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a one-year visiting position in comparative politics during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and should be specialists in one or more regions of the developing world (Africa, East Asia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, or Southeast Asia). 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.

To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5323. Here you will be asked to set up an account that will enable you to upload electronic versions of the items we require: (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement about your teaching and research experience, and (4) teaching evaluation statistics or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (please do not send copies of individual student evaluations).

After you set up your account, you will be prompted to provide (5) the email addresses of three referees, each of whom we may contact at the appropriate time to request a letter of recommendation for you. The search committee will begin reviewing files as soon as they arrive and will continue to review files until the position is filled. Applications received by May 1, 2016, will receive full consideration.

Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Mr. Antonio Farias at 860-685-3927.

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

American Politics

The Department of Government at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a one-year visiting position in American politics during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be near to completion. We have a slight preference for a specialist in the presidency, political parties, or American political development, but specialists in any are of American politics are welcome to apply. The teaching load is 3-2, including three sections of an introductory American politics course, one survey course, and one seminar. The successful candidate will also be asked to supervise up to two senior theses.

To apply, please go to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5322. Here you will be asked to set up an account that will enable you to upload electronic versions of the items we require: (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement about your teaching and research experience, and (4) teaching evaluation statistics or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (please do not send copies of individual student evaluations).

After you set up your account, you will be prompted to provide (5) the email addresses of three referees, each of whom we may contact at the appropriate time to request a letter of recommendation for you. The search committee will begin reviewing files as soon as they arrive and will continue to review files until the position is filled. Applications received by May 1, 2016, will receive full consideration.

Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Mr. Antonio Farias at 860-685-3927.

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

The Jonathan D. Harber Fellowship in Education and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University
Spring 2017

Wesleyan University invites applications for its 2017 Harber Fellowship in Education and Entrepreneurship. The Harber Fellow will be in partial or full residence at Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center, January – May, 2017, and will teach a course that will incorporate outside speakers, drawing on Wesleyan alumni and others involved in innovative and/or entrepreneurial educational ventures in the profit and nonprofit sectors. The Fellow is also expected to deliver an all-campus lecture. Established through the generosity of Jonathan Harber, the fellowship has brought a series of outstanding experts in the field of education, including Jonathan Gyurko, Deborah Meier, Jack Leonard, Jack Dougherty, and, coming in the spring of 2016, Jacob Werblow. Fellowship award: $20,000 (Additional funds available for course expenses)

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) Proposed Course Description (upload as “Other Document”) to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5197. The search committee will begin reviewing files as soon as they arrive and will continue to review files until the position is filled. Please contact Lisa Sacks (lsacks@wesleyan.edu), if you have questions about the application process.

History

Latin America. Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor to teach the history of Latin America. The position will run from July 1, 2016 until June 30, 2017. Field of specialization is open but candidates working on the modern period are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities for visiting professors are 3 courses in the fall and 2 in the spring and will include surveys of modern Latin American history, a lecture course on an area of the successful applicant's special regional interest, as well as seminars. The successful candidate will be housed fully in the History Department but will also be a member of the Latin American Studies Program. 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, and provide email addresses for three referees. In your letter of application, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5302.

Applications received by February March 20th, 2016 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.

Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor position in Mathematics beginning in fall, 2016. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, Candidates must possess, or be close to completing, a PhD or equivalent degree, and must have strong records in both research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research interests are compatible with those of the department. Teaching duties will be two courses in each semester.

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 University, located in Middletown, CT, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. 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 Coordinator, 860-685-4771, afarias@wesleyan.edu.


For full consideration applications 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. We will start reviewing applications on March 31, until the positions are filled. Applications must be submitted online at mathjobs.org. Other correspondence may be directed to the following addresses: Wai Kiu Chan, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. email: wkchan@wesleyan.edu

Philosophy

Wesleyan University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies. This is a two (2) year fellowship that will begin on July 1, 2016. The Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one course per semester and work under the supervision of Prof. Lori Gruen (lgruen@wesleyan.edu). Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation by that date, and must be within five years of having received their PhD. The successful applicant’s work in animal studies should critically engage with feminist studies, environmental studies, critical race studies, or other areas of interdisciplinary scholarship.


The Postdoctoral Fellow appointed to this position is expected to be actively involved in the day-to-day life of the University, to work closely with interested students, to collaborate in programming, and to help plan and organize a conference.
Deadline for applications is February 29, 2016.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5259. A complete application will include (1) a detailed cover letter, (2) a current CV, (3) evidence of teaching ability (As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body), (4) a writing sample and (5) email addresses for 3 references.

Physics

The Wesleyan University Physics Department seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2016. The successful candidate will teach five courses during the 2016-17 academic year. Courses will be chosen to match the candidate's interests and expertise with the department’s needs. Applications from graduates of programs in physics education are particularly welcome. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2016.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching interests, and the email addresses of two references to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5341. We invite candidates to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Questions about the position may be directed to Janet Desmarais, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Physics (jdesmarais@wesleyan.edu). Review of applications will commence on 1 April.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, CT, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. 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 Coordinator, 860-685-4771, afarias@wesleyan.edu

Quantitative Analysis Center

Wesleyan University’s Quantitative Analysis Center invites applications for an open rank Professor of the Practice of Quantitative Analysis beginning July 1, 2016 for an initial three-year appointment. The professor of the practice will be responsible for the teaching and development of data analysis/data science courses, and for consulting with faculty interested in incorporating data analysis work in their courses, and for scholarly activities. The person in this position will engage in diverse collaborations with academic departments, programs and individual faculty across the university to promote data analysis work.

The professor of the practice will contribute to the further development of the digital and computational knowledge initiative, the scientific computing and informatics program, and our data science related initiatives. In addition to teaching existing courses, the person in this position is expected to collaborate in the development of new ones that serve the curriculum needs of several academic departments/programs (including graduate programs) and facilitate the development of quantitative reasoning and data analysis work across the curriculum. Courses may include on-line components in addition to face-to-face instruction.

Professors of the practice are not tenure-track positions, but are renewable positions based on performance, budget, and continued need. This position may be at the assistant, associate, or full professor level depending on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.
The primary responsibility of this position will be to teach and co-teach courses in data analysis/data science and statistical computing. Consulting will be a significant secondary responsibility.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5296. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications completed by 3/25/2016 will receive full consideration. Please contact Manolis Kaparakis (860-685-3795) if you have questions about the application process.

Religion

The Department of Religion at Wesleyan University invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies for a one-year appointment, to begin in the fall of 2016. Candidates will be expected to have Ph.D. in hand, or be very close to completion, by the time of appointment. Teaching load is 3/2, with a possibility of two preps per term. Applicants should have expertise in Buddhist textual traditions in their original languages, preferably with attention to wider circles of textual and visual production. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting, and will be expected to teach “Introduction to Buddhism” as well as gateway and advanced seminars in Buddhist Studies. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, email addresses for three recommenders, one written sample of scholarship, and syllabi for at least the introductory course and one seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise. We invite candidates to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications received by April 15, 2016, will be given full consideration. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5329. Please contact Sheri Dursin at sdursin@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2288 if you have questions about the application process.


Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. 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 Coordinator, 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.