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Assistant Professor- Social Science #12160

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Posted date
Oct 11, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Social Science faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Interdisciplinary Social Science/Science, Technology and Society. Expectations for this position include: teach undergraduate and graduate courses, engage in research applicable to your field, provide innovative teaching techniques, advise students, and provide service to the unit, college, and university. Teaching load is typically two (2) courses per semester. Course load and composition is determined by the faculty head. This is an academic-year appointment with an expected start date of August 2018. The Assistant Professor position is a benefits-eligible appointment with tenure implications. Salary is competitive to commensurate with experience. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree at the time of appointment in any social science discipline, interdisciplinary social science or related field with a strong background in science, technology and society, broadly defined
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Clear potential to secure external research funding
  • Evidence of excellent teaching effectiveness
  • Strong record (or evidence of the promise) of scholarly research and publications 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
  • A record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Two (2) or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  • Evidence of teaching large on-line classes as well as face-to-face classes
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment and across disciplines
  • Record of ability to secure external research funding
  • Experience using course management systems such as Blackboard
  • Evidence of ability to establish internship relations with industry partners

Application Procedure:

To apply, visit and upload your application as one combined .pdf document under job number 12160. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must contain

  1. A letter of interest outlining candidate’s research agenda, qualifications and experience as they relate to the position (limited to 4 pages). Also, candidates should familiarize themselves with the educational and research initiatives and programs at CISA Social Science and describe how their educational preparation, scholarly activities and teaching experience will contribute to their advancement.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)

 The application deadline is 11/27/2017 at 5pm; and if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Official Transcripts required prior to first day of employment. A background check is required prior to employment. For technical assistance with your application contact, for position-related questions contact, Search Committee Chair, Dr. Patience Akpan-Obong,

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at; see ASU’s Title IX policy at

ASU offers applicants an opportunity to voluntarily self-disclose information for the University affirmative action plan; applicants may complete an EEO survey for the position they are applying for online. Information you will need to complete the survey: Job Number: 12160; Job Title: Assistant Professor, Science, Technology and Society. Department Name: College of Integrative and Sciences and Arts.

General Information: Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university followed by #2 Stanford and #3 MIT. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. We understand there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world. To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts go to: and HPC-LS1722 P220905

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