Wesleyan University — Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the department beginning 1 July 2022. We especially seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in Black Ecologies, environmental justice, public policy, and activism. We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. in African American Studies, Environmental Studies, or in other social science fields in which they have a demonstrated record of emphasis in African American topics. “Ph.D. must be completed 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. within one year of hire.

The teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of 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.

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/8167. 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. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. We also require the email addresses for three referees so that we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation from them. Applications received by November 1, 2021 will be given full consideration. Please contact Amy Bello at abello@wesleyan.edu if you have questions about the application process.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or 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 members of historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

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