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Assistant/Associate Professor - Global Studies

School of Politics and Global Studies
Tempe, Arizona
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2022

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Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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The School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (The College) at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in Global Studies. One position is for an assistant professor and the other can be at the assistant or associate (tenured) rank.

We seek candidates well-positioned to address contemporary global problems through research and instruction on global or transnational processes. The positions build on the strengths of SPGS by advancing research and instruction in Global Studies and expanding the interdisciplinary nature of the school. The positions are open with respect to methodological approach and geographic area of expertise. We are particularly interested in boundary-spanning work integrating methods or epistemologies across disciplines including, but not restricted to, sociology, anthropology, geography, demography, indigenous studies, and legal studies.

Expectations for the positions include developing an active research agenda with publications in top-tier academic journals; teaching, advising, and mentoring Global Studies students; and participation in professional, university, and school service.

Consistent with ASU’s goal of being the leading global center for interdisciplinary research, the SPGS faculty represents a range of disciplines (currently political science, sociology, anthropology, and economics). Thematic working groups and Centers within SPGS facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration. Successful candidates will also have opportunities to affiliate with other schools and research centers across The College and Arizona State University.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.


Minimum Qualifications:

By the time of appointment, candidates must:

  • hold a Ph.D. in a social science field, or in a related field with a record of working in social science contexts;
  • demonstrate potential for publishing on topics related to Global Studies;
  • demonstrate strong academic record

Desired Qualifications:

By the time of appointment, candidates should demonstrate:

  • commitment to meeting the needs of diverse student populations and engaging with diverse communities
  • excellence in research commensurate with appointment as assistant professor/associate professor
  • commitment to establishing a strong, externally-funded research program
  • potential and commitment to contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of SPGS
  • potential for/commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring in the Global Studies degree program
  • interest in expanding/diversifying Global Studies course offerings

This is an in-person, academic year, benefits-eligible appointment. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2023.

The application deadline is December 7, 2022; if not filled, then every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A complete application must include the following: a letter of application stating qualifications; experience, research plans, and teaching interests; a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a complete curriculum vita; a writing sample, and contact information for three references.

All application materials must be received by the deadline and submitted electronically through Interfolio at (We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including reference letters; this is an online, paperless search.)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is 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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