Instructor of Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Critical Response

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time


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.

About ASU

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 Arts

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

About the School of Music, Dance and Theatre

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

About the School of Arts, Media and Engineering

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

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.

Required Qualifications:

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.

Desired Qualifications:

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:

Please submit:

  1. A C.V.
  2. A letter of Interest
  3. A Diversity Statement
  4. Contact information for at least 3 references

All applications must be submitted electronically via

Application Deadline:

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 filled.

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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