Assistant Professor, College of Education Studies

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full 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

Wesleyan University’s newly formed College of Education Studies ( CES ) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education Studies beginning July 1, 2021. This will be the first tenure-track hire fully located in CES . The College is composed of scholars from across a range of departments who share a commitment to the study of education rooted in critical inquiry and collective emancipation. We seek applicants who will complement, expand, and help envision our approach to education studies. CES currently has faculty and research strength in reflective, practice-based approaches; community-engaged research; assessment and psychometrics; STEM and second language pedagogy; critical university studies; and teacher voice/leadership.

Candidates who approach education through inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches informed by philosophical and historical inquiry are encouraged to apply. We are also especially interested in scholars whose study of education places an emphasis on matters of reparative and transformational justice.

The teaching load is two courses per semester. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values very highly both scholarship and teaching, has a strong and diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Doctorate degree in education, education studies, or a related field in hand 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 doctorate degree in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Doctorate degree in education, education studies or related field within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (30 pages or less in total), (4) statement of current research, (5) Additionally, please provide brief descriptions of two courses you would like to teach along with a list of 4-5 sample readings for each 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.

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 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

Applications received by November 1, 2020 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Anna Shusterman at ashusterman@wesleyan if you have questions about the application process.

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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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