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Assistant Teaching Professor

School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Posted Date
May 10, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Social Transformation, an interdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University (, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in Women and Gender Studies.  The anticipated start date is Fall 2023. We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. in Women and Gender Studies by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

The successful candidate will have a typical teaching load of 4 courses per semester. Essential functions include teaching core and special topics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; preparing syllabi; new course design at the graduate and undergraduate level; evaluating student work; student mentoring; holding office hours. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses as well as high enrollment special topics courses and courses at the graduate level. The candidate will also teach in a variety of modalities, with some teaching expected in person.

This is an academic-year 2023-2024 appointment with an expected start date of Fall 2023. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible position renewable on an academic year basis. This appointment is contingent upon sufficient enrollment in courses taught by the department to support this position. If enrollment is insufficient, this appointment may be rescinded prior to the start of Fall 2023 classes, or terminated early prior to a subsequent class session (such as Fall Session B or Spring Sessions A, B, or C).

About the School of Social Transformation

The School of Social Transformation (SST) was founded in 2009, bringing together diverse scholars, students and communities in African and African American Studies, Asian Pacific American studies, social and cultural pedagogy, justice and social inquiry, and women and gender studies. As one of many transdisciplinary schools unique to Arizona State University, SST focuses on transformational knowledge, including creative research approaches to themes and questions embedded in broader historical, social and cultural contexts. SST is home to 48 tenure-track and 13 non-tenure eligible faculty members that serve 600+ undergraduate majors and over 100+ doctoral and masters-level students in 19 graduate programs spanning an array of research areas. SST faculty represent humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields (including creative arts), and they are distinguished nationally and internationally for their scholarship. The faculty trains students to think, do research and teach in more complex ways about race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, social and economic justice, immigration status, and labor; to be accountable to the communities with which they engage; and to foreground social transformation on local, national, and global levels. The school’s location in Arizona, where demographic changes and social issues reflect the challenges taking place nationally, especially highlights the relevance of the school’s mission.

About Arizona State University

ASU Tempe offers the resources of a major metropolitan area (5+ million) in a state with spectacular natural beauty and recreational areas, sublime winters, and a culturally rich population. Learn more about SST and ASU at and, respectively.  

Arizona State University is a leading public university ranked #1 Most Innovative School by U.S. News & World Report seven years in a row and is leading a bold reinvention of higher education as the New American University. ASU is a research-intensive university and has developed numerous new programs and units that defy and bridge disciplinary boundaries to enable the exploration and discovery of new knowledge while developing solutions to the most challenging issues of our time. Located on four campuses and two research parks in the Phoenix metropolitan area, ASU is one of the largest universities in the United States and has strong and simultaneous commitments to educational access, research, and teaching excellence. With the University’s location in the nation’s fifth largest city, the Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of human communication.

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. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Women and Gender Studies
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • A minimum of two years teaching in the field of Women and Gender Studies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, faculty, and staff populations and communities

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience teaching core courses within the Women and Gender Studies curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching special topic courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience with new course design at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in a variety of modalities.
  • A demonstrated excellence in mentoring students.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching both small and large enrollment courses.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials to

  1. A cover letter describing your experience and demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three references, including, name, email address and phone number.
  4. A 1-page statement explaining how you would contribute to diversity and inclusion in SST and at ASU more generally or a 1-page statement describing how your work addresses diversity and equity in your field(s) of study.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is Friday, June 23 . If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Questions about this position should be directed to Michelle McGibbney Vlahoulis, Chair of the Search Committee, via email

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