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Assistant Teaching Professor

School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership
Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona
Date posted
Dec 5, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Teaching Professor 

School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
Arizona State University


The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Teaching Professor beginning August 2024. This is a fixed-term, academic year (nine month) appointment with no tenure implications. Teaching Professors at ASU are “career-track” faculty; colleagues performing successfully are eligible for promotion and multi-year appointments. Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. The School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership, now in its seventh year, aims to develop a new kind of leader, blending tradition and innovation by reconnecting liberal arts education and civic education in its degrees and academic programs, including in its M.A. in Classical Liberal Education and Leadership. SCETL at ASU is the first department of civic thought established at a public university as a separate academic unit.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION/COMPETENCE:  Political Philosophy and Thought, and History of American Political Thought; to include economic thought and political economy. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate courses in civic thought required for the major and minor in Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership; to include a course in the history of moral and political thought, a course in American political and constitutional thought, and a course in the history of economic thought and debates on capitalism. Depending upon the School’s needs, the successful candidate also could teach existing upper-level undergraduate seminars in particular areas of moral and political thought, American political thought and leadership, and economic thought; to include the School’s PPE certificate (Philosophy, Politics, Economics); or develop new courses. Because the academic mission of the School is to renew the nexus of classical liberal arts education and American civic education in a leading public university, all of the School’s undergraduate courses aim to prepare thoughtful citizens and civic leaders for America’s constitutional republic, in civil society or public affairs, regarding domestic and international realities.


  • PhD or DPhil in Political Science, History, or related disciplines with a focus on political thought and/or American political thought Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, including Socratic, discussion-based teaching Demonstrated evidence of organizational and communication skills Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the ASU Charter.


  • Experience creating curriculum (both discussion-based and lecture courses), formative and summative assessments, classroom activities, and using an online learning management system Demonstrated success in fostering discussion among diverse viewpoints and fostering student participation in expressing diverse views Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented student populations or reaching out to diverse communities, intellectual-political and demographic Ability to support SCETL’s new undergraduate Certificate in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) by teaching interdisciplinary courses including literature from all three disciplines Experience with online asynchronous university teaching Commitment to and experience with liberal arts teaching, or civic education, and preferably both

We invite you to learn more about The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Arizona State University

Application Deadline and Procedure: The application deadline is January 5, 2024; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. To apply, submit application materials to  

1) curriculum vitae;

2) cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for teaching in this distinctive department (addressed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrew Porwancher);

3) contact information for three references, including email addresses  

For further information, contact the search committee Chair: Dr. Andrew Porwancher, at

A background check is required prior to 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.  (See  and

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