Visiting Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00238
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program
Department Science in Society Program-1077
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

The Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a one-year visiting assistant professor beginning in July 2020, with substantive research and teaching interests in social and cultural studies of contemporary science, medicine, and/or health, and expertise in relevant STS theories and methods. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load including two First Year Seminars offered to first year students. The Science in Society Program is in an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the history, philosophy, and social studies of science, technology, and medicine, conjoined with course work in a science. Ph.D. or advanced graduate course work in Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline is required.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

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Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching interests (4) sample syllabi, (5) and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

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 February 15 may not receive full consideration.

Please contact Anthony Hatch, Chair of the Science in Society Program ([email protected]), with any questions regarding the position or application process.

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