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Lecturer in Sociology/Anthropology

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - ASU
Arizona, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2018

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU is presently rebuilding, including adding six new tenure-track faculty, four new lecturers and a new School Director in the last 18 months.  As part of bringing new energy to a successful program in Sociology and the minor in Anthropology, the School now seeks to hire a full-time, benefits-eligible Lecturer.

The successful candidate will deliver primarily in-person, lower and upper division courses in the Sociology major and minor, the Sociocultural Anthropology minor, and methods courses serving the social sciences degrees, which include Political Science, Social Justice & Human Rights, and interdisciplinary Social & Behavioral Sciences. This is a 9-month academic appointment. Subsequent annual renewal is possible, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the School. Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose areas of interest complement or extend one or more of the School’s traditional social emphases: social movements, im/migration, social justice, international development, and gender.

The School seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty. This is an opportunity to participate in a rapidly growing, socially conscious, innovative liberal arts program embedded in a major R1 research institution. ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty and to admitting a student body reflective of contemporary America.

Within the School, the social sciences program transcends disciplinary and methodological boundaries and fosters work that engages with community and the world. The curriculum integrates complex understanding of contemporary critical issues; global, national and local awareness and engagement; and social justice perspectives. There is a strong and methodologically-diverse core that anchors all degrees. BA and BS degrees are offered in Sociology, Political Science, Interdisciplinary Social & Behavioral Science, a BA in Social Justice & Human Rights, a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology, and three certificates highlighting social sciences applications. Faculty contribute to MA degrees in Social Justice & Human Rights, Social Technologies, and Interdisciplinary Studies. More information about our school, program and faculty can be found at sciences-degree-programs.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology, or closely-related interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment; and, b) a record of successful in-person teaching with in higher education.

Desired Qualifications: a) Experience of teaching introductory courses in sociology,  anthropology, or a related inter-disciplinary field; b) the ability to teach contemporary theory and quantitative methods in the social sciences; c) the ability to teach Mexico-US Borderlands, sociology of murder, social problems, and/or social psychology; d) an ability to teach online classes; e) a demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students; and, f) whose areas of interest complement or extend one or more of the School’s traditional social emphases: social movements, im/migration, social justice, international development, and gender.

Application deadline: March 23, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online: Please reference job# 12292

Requested material will include:  1) a letter of application, 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information, and, 3) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).

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 and the complete non-discrimination statement at:

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