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Arizona State University
Mesa, Arizona
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty Associate

Social Sciences

Campus: Polytechnic

AV# 113541


Position Description

The Social Science faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University invite applications to establish a pool for Social Science Faculty Associates for the 2023-2024 academic year. The successful candidate(s) will teach undergraduate courses in political science, sociology, and allied subjects; prepare class materials; evaluate student work; and hold office hours to assist students. Faculty Associate positions are one semester, non-benefits-eligible, fixed-term appointments with no tenure implications, not to exceed an average of .40 FTE per semester. The number of courses is contingent upon unit needs, funding and sufficient enrollment. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned teaching load.


ASU's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts values diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 8,200 students in all levels of degree programs and nearly 250 full-time faculty members. We understand that there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world.


Arizona State University has been named # 1 among the nation's most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report and a Top 10 Best Buy public university by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021. ASU is deeply committed to advancing in new and innovative ways while providing and sustaining a welcoming, supportive, and empowering environment for all members of our community. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community and who are dedicated to advancing the ASU Charter and realizing our Design Aspirations through inclusive and equitable practices.


To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts visit and


Required Qualifications:

§ Master’s degree in any field of Social Science (sociology, political science, economics, general Social Science, or related interdisciplinary fields  at time of appointment

§ A minimum of two years’ post-secondary experience teaching one or more social science subjects in-person and/or on-line

§ Ability to teach in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously)

§ Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


Desired Qualifications:

§ Terminal degree in any field of social science (sociology, political science, economics, general Social Science, or related interdisciplinary fields field at time of appointment

§ Evidence of effective teaching

§ One year of full-time teaching experience in a post-secondary environment

§ Experience teaching in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously)

§ Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented students and/or diverse communities


Application Instructions:


To apply, please visit . Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio dossier. Complete applications must contain the following:


  1. A letter of interest (no more than 2-pages) that:
  • Addresses how you meet the required and desired qualifications
  • Outlines your teaching philosophy
  • A paragraph addressing your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Supplemental materials (no more than 10-pages) to include the following:
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, peer observations, or annual evaluations)
  1. Information for three professional references (name, position title, organization, e-mail, phone number)


The initial application deadline is May 10, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Arizona Time. 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. If you have position-related questions, please contact Nicholas Alozie at For application process-related questions, please contact Jan Debevec at .


Official transcripts are required prior to employment.


ASU Statement

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 economical, 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 130,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city and online. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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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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