Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 25, 2021
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 Department of Sociology invites applicants for a one-year, full-time position at the Visiting Assistant Professor (w/completed Ph.D.) or Visiting Instructor level, beginning fall 2021. Fields of specialization are open, but applicants should be prepared to teach Introductory Sociology as well as topical courses in their area of specialization. Applicants should also have a demonstrated competence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college with strong support for teaching and research. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD required.

Special Instructions To Applicants

A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current research, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. 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. Applicants will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.

Additional Information

Applications completed by March 30 will receive full consideration. Please contact department chair Greg Goldberg at if you have questions about the application process. Visa sponsorship is not available.

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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