IDP, Faculty Associate MA Public Safety

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

IDP, Faculty Associate MA Public Safety 

Job # 2021-2022 Pool Recruitment



The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Interdisciplinary Programs invites applications for Faculty Associates to teach in our well-regarded MA in Public Safety Leadership and Administration program during the 2021-2022 year. We seek a pool of qualified people who are available to teach online course(s).


Faculty Associates are hired on a one semester basis, renewable contract with loads that do not exceed .40FTE (equivalent to two 3-credit classes per semester). The positions are non-benefits-eligible, fixed-term appointments with no tenure eligibility. The number of courses is contingent upon unit needs, funding and sufficient enrollment. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned teaching load. A background check is required prior to employment. Individuals employed as Faculty Associates may not hold multiple, non-benefits eligible appointments at Arizona State University. For some courses, Faculty Associates are required to use a master syllabus that includes required books and assignments used across multiple sections of courses.


The Watts College of Public Services and Community Solutions has a student body of over 7,122 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 57 percent students of color. We are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Watts attracts a growing and diverse array of students motivated by the promise of public service and drawn to the unique opportunity of an interdisciplinary public affairs education. For more information about the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, please visit


Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, emergency management or related field, plus 6 years relevant experience is required for teaching graduate-level courses
  • Expertise in one or more of the following content areas:
  • Community Resilience and Sustainability
  • Public Safety Leadership Styles (Police, Fire, Emergency Medical)
  • Crisis Management and the Media
  • Public Safety Accreditation and Standards
  • Race Relations and Public Safety Organizations
  • Public Finance, budgeting & Project Management
  • Measuring Performance across the Public Safety Agency
  • Intergovernmental Relationship Management
  • Politics and the A-political Public Safety Organization

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated evidence of higher education teaching experience is preferred
  • PhD degree in public administration, public policy, criminology, criminal justice, sociology or related field
  • Experience working in public safety e.g. policing, fire, emergency medical, etc.
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success as well as working with broadly diverse student populations.
  • Evidence of effective collaboration skills
  • Experience with technology/course management systems; Prior experience with the Canvas Online Instructional Platform is especially valuable
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills


Application Procedure:

To apply please see Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier. Complete application materials must contain the following items:

  • A letter of interest, which includes your interest in teaching and your substantive area fit to the position relative to the required and desired qualifications listed above. Please indicate if you are available to teach on the online campus, but also note if you might be available to teach in-person at one of the ASU physical campuses should such an opportunity arise;
  • A paragraph summarizing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Current curriculum vitae/professional resume;
  • information for three professional references (name, organization, position title, email and phone number);


The initial application deadline is April 1, 2021 5:00p.m. Arizona; Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.


A background check and official transcripts are required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


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