Honors Faculty Fellow
Arizona State University (AZ), Tempe Campus – Honors/Open Field/Open Rank
Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. Designated as Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers, Barrett faculty are Honors Faculty Fellows who enjoy competitive salaries and generous benefits. The main responsibility of Barrett faculty members involves teaching a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar, The Human Event, in which students examine primary materials reflecting diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. The course is designed to give special attention to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty mentor honors students through independent study, individual research and theses, and lead students in study abroad programming and domestic travel.
Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriching academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens of the world. Typical incoming students at Barrett are in the top five percent of their high school classes. Our student body is highly diverse, comprising 48% students of color; and 21% first-generation. Although Barrett operates at four ASU campuses throughout the greater Phoenix area, this position is located primarily at the Tempe campus.
We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. While we welcome applications from candidates with training in any field, we are especially interested in those with specialties within Latin American and Caribbean Studies and/or Digital Humanities. Barrett values cultural and intellectual diversity, and we are especially interested in applicants who engage in inclusive pedagogy and whose teaching and scholarly activities address and reflect the diversity of our academic community. Faculty with experience teaching remotely and who have experience teaching within Study Abroad programs will be especially strong candidates. The position begins August 2021; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
• A PhD, in hand by June 2021
• Demonstrated record of teaching excellence
• Demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogy and an ability to engage and mentor a diverse
• Commitment to Honors education
• Experience teaching remote courses
• Interest in developing study abroad or domestic travel programming
• Specialty within one of the preferred fields listed above (Latin American and Caribbean Studies;
• Experience in teaching argumentative writing
• Experience leading seminar-based discussion courses
• Experience mentoring students in undergraduate research
• Experience teaching within Study Abroad programs
Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please include:
(1) Letter of application detailing a) relevant academic or professional experience b) teaching philosophy and c) how you can contribute to honors education and support a diverse student body (2) C.V.
(3) Diversity Statement
(4) Sample Syllabus for Human Event
(5) Three (3) letters of professional recommendation
Application deadline is December 1, 2020. Apply through Interfolio.com, or at
http://apply.interfolio.com/79521 Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Further information on the signature Barrett Human Event course can be found at
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