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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Engineering and Applied Science

Wesleyan University
Wesleyan, Middletown
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 3, 2023

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The College of Design & Engineering Studies (CODES) at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Engineering and Applied Science. The position begins July 1, 2024. We are searching for candidates with equal enthusiasm for innovative approaches to engineering education and for developing an independent research program that will be accessible to undergraduates.   


 The successful candidate will contribute to the growth of a newly established major in Design & Engineering. We are open to engineers from a range of fields, and we place a priority on candidates with a background in mechanical, civil, or electrical engineering. Candidates should consider how their research could create synergy with the Integrated Design, Engineering, Arts & Society (IDEAS) major hosted by the college, as well as other programs on campus. The successful applicant will possess a strong ability to work with individuals and student teams in project-based courses. In introductory courses, some students come from art and design backgrounds, so the ability to effectively teach students with varying skill sets is required. Special consideration will be given to candidates with postdoctoral research experience in engineering or a related field, and/or with project-based or lab teaching experience. 


 Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts institution that values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits. The position offers a unique opportunity to thrive at a leading liberal arts university, providing significant institutional support in the form of start-up funds, a three course per year teaching load, and dedicated laboratory space for faculty research. The IDEAS Lab makerspace features a wide range of rapid prototyping and digital manufacturing tools that are incorporated in project development, available both for teaching and research work. In addition, substantial machine shop, analytical instrumentation, and computational resources are available. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Collegial faculty interactions include career mentoring, participation in pedagogical innovation, and a shared commitment to the promotion of inclusion and diversity.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in engineering or a closely-related field, and should have some teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student. 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.

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, and (4) an outline of plans for your research program. 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 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 they submit a letter of reference for you.


Applications submitted by December 1, 2023 will be given full consideration. Please contact Stefanie Dinneen at if you have questions about the application process.


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