Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program

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 Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in July 2022 with substantive research and teaching interests in social and cultural studies of science, technology and/or medicine/health sciences in the Global South. The Science in Society Program is an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the history, philosophy and social studies of science, technology, and health, conjoined with course work in a natural science. Wesleyan University is a highly selective liberal arts college with a two-course per semester teaching load and strong support for both research and teaching. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying out a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies, History of Medicine, Sociology, Anthropology, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline or related field must be 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 Ph.D. 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) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample; 4) statement of current research; 5) a statement of teaching interests; and 6) student evaluations (if available). 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 after October 15 may not receive full consideration.

Please contact Anthony Hatch (ahatch@wesleyan.edu), 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, awilliams@wesleyan.edu.

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