The School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State
University seeks a highly collaborative and effective teacher to
fill the role of Instructor of Interdisciplinary Collaboration and
Critical Response. This part-time (100% fall 2021, 60% spring 2021)
appointment will be responsible for teaching both online and
in-person courses in interdisciplinary collaboration and the
Critical Response Process, in addition to participating in
curriculum development and engagement activities in connection with
the Interplanetary Initiative.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher
education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence,
entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American
University is a single, unified institution comprising four
differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social,
cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its
research is inspired by real world application blurring the
boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU
serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona,
the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and
cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and
more than one hundred nations across the globe.
About the Herberger Institute for Design and the
ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest
comprehensive design and arts school in the country, built on a
combination of disciplines unlike any other program nationally and
located within a dynamic research university focused on
transformative change. The Herberger Institute comprises the
schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and
Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film
School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is
committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school
through developing and scaling ideas to strengthen the role of
designers and artists across all areas of society and culture and
to increase the capacity of artists to make a difference in their
communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for
Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.
About the School of Music, Dance and
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre is widely recognized for
preparing artists, scholars, visionaries and entrepreneurs to
become creative leaders who transform society through their
creative work. Our internationally recognized faculty artists,
scholars and guest artists are motivating and compassionate mentors
who work with students to cultivate excellence and personal growth.
Our nationally recognized programs feature a comprehensive range of
degrees plus minors and certificates and more than 600 concerts,
events, performances, productions and recitals each year. Located
in the culturally rich Southwest in one of the most vibrant,
expanding urban centers, our programs afford students access to a
diverse environment and engagement in Phoenix’s flourishing arts
community. Above all, we value the creativity, personal experience
and voice each student brings to the school. For more information
on the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, visit musicdancetheatre.asu.edu.
About the School of Arts, Media and
The School of Arts, Media and Engineering offers a dynamic,
cross-campus, student-customizable curriculum that prepares
students with tangible skills in new media, AI, games, wearable
technology and more. We believe the liberal arts degree for the
21st century needs to create citizens who are conversant with hard
skills in emerging technology as well as with the soft skills that
employers increasingly demand. The School of Arts, Media and
Engineering trains students to be socially aware, critically
thinking global citizens who strive to bring about positive change,
in a society that will be increasingly shaped by incoming
revolutions in emerging and new technologies. For more information
on the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, visit artsmediaengineering.asu.edu.
This position will engage with multiple departments across
campus through the nature of the teaching and curriculum
development activities for which they are responsible, including
but not limited to the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts,
the Interplanetary Initiative and ASU @ Mesa City Center. The
appointed faculty member will teach courses, both online and
in-person, for the Bachelor of Science in Technological Leadership
and a course in the Critical Response Process available to all
university students, in addition to leading curriculum development
and engagement activities for one or more Interplanetary Initiative
pilot projects, starting between August and October 2021.
Candidates must have an MFA or other terminal degree in the arts
or arts-related fields. Demonstrated experience in engaging with
interdisciplinary teams of artists, scientists and engineers.
Demonstrated excellence in college teaching. Experience in
developing interdisciplinary courses and curricula. Dedicated to
diversity and inclusion.
Certification or demonstrated experience in the Critical
Response Process. Experience teaching
interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary courses. Experience teaching in
project-based or exploration-based formats. Experience in project
management and assessment. Experience in communications and/or
recruitment for course enrollment. Excellent communication skills.
Demonstrated experience in collaboration and managing collaborative
projects in diverse environments. Demonstrated experience in
developing and teaching courses in an online environment.
Instructions to Apply:
- A C.V.
- A letter of Interest
- A Diversity Statement
- Contact information for at least 3 references
All applications must be submitted electronically via apply.interfolio.com/92972
The application deadline is September 1, 2021. 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
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which
includes a criminal background check, verification of work history,
academic credentials, licenses and certifications.
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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