Open Rank Professor, African American Studies Program

Middletown, Middlesex County
Aug 15, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The African American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment in the program beginning July 1, 2015. This is an open-rank search. We especially seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in the social sciences (including history, political science, public policy, sociology, and psychology), with specific focus on the African American experience and/or African diaspora. An earned doctorate is required; the ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in African American Studies or in a social science field in which the candidate has a demonstrated scholarly record of emphasis on African American or African diasporic topics. The typical teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a range of courses that include introductory-level classes and required courses for the major. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college with strong support for teaching and research. To apply, click: A complete application includes a 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. Applications received by October 15, 2014 will be given full consideration. Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy), disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status and gender identity and expression. 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, 860-685-4771.