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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History

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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) a writing sample, (4) teaching statement. 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 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.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00177
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History
Department History Department-1057
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

U.S. History. Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor to teach the history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The position will run from September 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019. Teaching responsibilities for visiting professors at Wesleyan are 3 courses in the fall and 2 in the spring and will include surveys courses in 19th and 20th century history, a more specialized lecture course on an area of the successful applicant’s special interest, as well as seminars. Teaching might include supervision of undergraduate theses.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as a Visiting Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as a Visiting Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.

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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) a writing sample, (4) teaching statement. 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 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.

Additional Information

Applications received by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Interviews for finalists will be conducted via Skype.

Please contact Demetrius Eudell (deudell@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the position or process.

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Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents