Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History

United States

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00356

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History Department History Department-1057 Job Category Faculty Posting Position Type Full-Time Position Details

Middle East History. Wesleyan University's History Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor to teach the history of the Middle East. The position will run from September 1, 2023 until May 31, 2024. Teaching responsibilities for visiting professors at Wesleyan are a 2-3 teaching load (apportionment to be decided at time of appointment) and will include the History of the Middle East survey and 1 or 2 courses on Islam or Islamic Civilization. Teaching might include supervision of undergraduate senior theses, essays, or research projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as a Visiting Assistant 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.

Management Competencies Competencies Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample (dissertation or book chapter), and documentation of teaching experience, including (4) course syllabi and (5) student evaluations (if available). In the cover letter, candidates 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 two 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 ensure 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 addresses you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews for finalists will be conducted via Skype or Zoom.

Please contact William Johnston ([email protected]) if you have questions about the position or process.

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Optional Documents

  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Job details


    Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History


    Wesleyan University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Arts and Culture,History,Philosophy

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