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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and the College of Social Studies

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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 Department of Economics and the College of Social Studies (CSS) invite applications for a visiting position beginning July 1, 2024 and renewable for up to two additional academic years to teach courses in the Department and in theCSS, a multidisciplinary program featuring courses in economics, government, history, and social theory. The teaching load is four courses per academic year, of which theCSScomponent will comprise one to four small seminar-style classes. In addition, the visitor will be expected to contribute to academic advising and senior thesis supervision within the College. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated effectiveness conducting small, discussion- and writing-intensive classes addressing broader social, historical, and policy themes.


Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Economics or related field in hand required by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Visiting Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as a Visiting Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Economics or related field within one year of hire.
Special Instructions To Applicants
A complete application includes a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching evaluations (if available), and (4) a sample of scholarly writing. 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 will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.
Additional Information
Complete applications must be received by April 10, 2024 to receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted beyond that date. Contact Gilbert Skillman, chair of the search committee, with questions ateconsearch@wesleyan.edu.

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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 Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University's Clery Act Report are available on request and online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety/compliance.html.

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Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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