Visiting Assistant Professor in Education Studies

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 24, 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

The College of Education Studies ( CES ) at Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of the Learning Sciences to teach in-person courses at the intersection of psychology, education, and the learning sciences. We seek applicants who will complement our current offerings. Responsibilities include teaching survey courses in the candidate’s area of expertise and contributing to academic advising. The visitor course load is five courses per academic year. The appointment will begin September 1, 2021. Inquiries about this position can be sent to search committee members Peter Gottschalk ( or Lisa Dierker (

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in education, psychology, 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 Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the education, psychology, or a related field within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants

A complete application includes a one-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page teaching statement, teaching evaluations if available, and email addresses for three references. Additionally, please provide brief descriptions (one paragraph each) of two courses you would like to teach. 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.

Requests for references will be sent out via email for select candidates after initial review

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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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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