The School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) at Arizona
State University (Tempe) invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of Global
Democracy and Social Justice.
The social sciences are now, more than ever, well-positioned to
address some of the most pressing problems facing the globe today,
and at the same time are being reshaped by global and transnational
processes. This position is designed to build on the strengths of
SPGS by advancing research and instruction at the frontier of the
nexus of Global Democracy and Social Justice. We are interested in
scholars throughout the social sciences and related fields who
study how global, transnational, or international processes shape
and/or are shaped by democratic principles and the pursuit of
justice. The position is open with respect to disciplinary
expertise, theoretical orientation, methodological approach, and
focused issue/problem area within Global Democracy and Social
Justice, including but not limited to environment, human rights,
migration, inequalities (economic, social, cultural, gender),
borders, media, and trends in democratization or in crises in
Scholarly expertise is illustrated by but not limited to the
following research that address democratic principles and the
pursuit of justice.
- Scholarship that conceptualizes or reconceptualizes through a
global lens processes of – and challenges to – democracy, the
pursuit of justice, and citizenship.
- Research that examines global governance structures
(international courts, international organizations, global civil
society): how they identify global problems and promulgate
programmatic solutions, and how these diffuse throughout the
- Research that examines how groups and social movements mobilize
to influence global governance structures and programs.
- Research that examines how democratic principles and pursuit of
justice at different scales (local, domestic, cross-national,
transnational) are interrelated.
- Research that analyzes how the interrelation of global,
cross-national, and domestic factors shape trends in changing
democratic forms and crises.
The expectations of this position include teaching courses at
the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels as appropriate;
supervising and mentoring honors, masters and doctoral students;
developing an active research agenda with publications in top-tier
academic journals; contribute to the synergy of SPGS
especially the Global Studies and/or Theory components of the
school and thematic research working groups; participation in
professional, university, and school service.
The School of Politics and Global Studies values
interdisciplinary scholarship. Our faculty represents a wide range
of disciplines (political science, sociology, anthropology, and
economics) and interdisciplinary working groups. The successful
candidate will have the opportunity to affiliate and collaborate
with other schools and centers at Arizona State University. Learn
more about The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty
and SPGS at https://pgs.clas.asu.edu/.
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.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a social science field, or in a
related field with a record of working in social science contexts,
by the time of appointment; demonstrate excellence in research in
Global Democracy and Social Justice commensurate with
appointment at the level of assistant professor; research that
engages how global, transnational, or international processes shape
and/or are shaped by democratic principles and the pursuit of
justice; demonstrate potential for publishing in top
internationally recognized scholarly journals and/or top university
presses and potential to establish a strong, externally-funded
research program; demonstrate potential in and commitment to
undergraduate and graduate teaching, including the ability to
contribute to undergraduate and graduate courses offerings in
support of SPGS’s degree programs.
Candidates demonstrate commitment to meeting the needs of
diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse
communities; have a research and teaching focus that advances the
Global Studies and/or Theory components of SPGS; demonstrate
potential for and commitment to adding synergy to thematic research
working groups and to advancing the interdisciplinary and social
embeddedness mission of SPGS and ASU (https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/about/asu-charter-mission-and-goals).
This is an in-person, academic year, benefits-eligible
appointment. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2022.
The application deadline is November 6, 2021; if not
filled, then every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.
A complete application must include the following: a letter of
application stating qualifications; experience, research plans, and
teaching interests; a statement addressing how your past and/or
potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance
ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a complete
curriculum vita; a writing sample, and contact information for
All application materials must be received by the deadline and
submitted electronically through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/94480
. (We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including
reference letters; this is an online, paperless search.)
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct
this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier
account and can send all application materials, including
confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
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 be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion,
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
basis protected by law.
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