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Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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) reprints, (4) a statement of research plans, (5) teaching interests, (6) sample syllabi, (7) teaching evaluations (if available. Please optimize file size). As part of the 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 (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). Once you submit your application and receive a confirmation number, 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.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00158
Position Title Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program
Department Science in Society Program-1077
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

The Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 2018, with substantive research and teaching interests in transnational studies of contemporary science, technologies, or medicine, and expertise in relevant empirical research methods. The Science in Society Program is an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the history, philosophy and social studies of science, technology, and medicine, conjoined with course work in a science.

Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts college with a two-course per semester teaching load and strong support for both research and teaching. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline, in hand at time of appointment is required 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.

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Special Instructions To Applicants

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) reprints, (4) a statement of research plans, (5) teaching interests, (6) sample syllabi, (7) teaching evaluations (if available. Please optimize file size). As part of the 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 (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).

Once you submit your application and receive a confirmation number, 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.

Additional Information

Applications received after October 15 may not receive full consideration.

Please contact Jill Morawski (jmorawski@wesleyan.edu), Chair of the Science in Society Program, with any questions regarding the position or application process.

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reprints
  4. Research Statement
  5. Statement of Teaching Interests
  6. Sample Syllabi
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Excellence