Part Time Visiting Instructor, College of Education Studies

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 17, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

The College of Education Studies at Wesleyan University seeks applicants for a part-time visiting instructor position for the 2020-2021 academic year. The College is an interdisciplinary academic unit offering undergraduates both a major and minor in Education Studies that is designed to help them look critically at educational institutions, practices, and thinking in the United States and abroad—from pre-k to the university level. The College emphasizes education’s philosophical, psychological, and sociological dimensions along with various tools for educational analysis. Practicum experiences are also integrated within a variety of instructional contexts. We welcome applicants with a broad knowledge of education prepared to teach one or two courses during the fall and/or spring semesters in one or more of the following areas: Race and Equity in Education; History of Education; Educational Policy; Curricular Design; or Educational Technology. In all cases, courses should pay particular attention to the ways in which the topic intersects with issues of equity and inclusion in education. Various course formats (e.g., in-person, distance, hybrid) will be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

A doctoral degree in education or a related field is preferred.

Special Instructions To Applicants

A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of previous teaching experience (e.g., syllabi, course evaluations). In your cover letter, please provide a brief description of the course you would like to teach along with a list of 4-5 sample readings for the course. 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. In your research statement, we invite you to discuss your research approach in the context of ongoing discussions about research practices and open science and, if applicable, ways in which your research engages underrepresented populations in psychological research and/or focuses on matters related to race/ethnicity, class, or gender/sexuality.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of two 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 your 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

Priority will be given to applications received by November 15th.

Please contact Steve Stemler if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users:
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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. 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: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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