Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time


The School of Social Work (SSW) in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for two (2) full-time, benefits-eligible, nine-month Instructor positions. The anticipated start for these positions will be Spring 2022.


Instructors are fixed-term faculty members with the possibility of year-to-year employment at ASU based on continued excellent performance, the needs of the institution, and availability of funding. The responsibilities for this position are teaching. The teaching load for this position is five (5) courses in the fall semester and five (5) courses in the spring semester, and includes both online and face-to-face classes. The successful candidates will be expected to be available to teach as needed in-person on the Phoenix downtown campus, West campus, Tempe campus, Polytechnic campus, as well as in the fully online environment. 

The School of Social Work and Arizona State University are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching and mentoring in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  Our School, and indeed the entirety of our University, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  Arizona State University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status or any other veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law. The college has a student body of over 7,122 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 57 percent students of color.  For more information about the School of Social Work, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, and Arizona State University, please visit and

ASU provides an intellectually collegial and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international research. The SSW’s strong research and educational infrastructure includes the NIH/NIMHD funded Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, the Global Center for Applied Health Research, the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, the Center for Child Well-Being, the Family Violence Center, the Office of American Indian Projects, the Office of Forensic Social Work and Training, the Office of Gender-Based Violence, the Office of Global Social Work, the Office of Latino Projects, the Office of Offender Diversion and Sentencing, the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, and the Office of Community Health, Engagement, and Resiliency.


Job Responsibilities

  • Teach stress management undergraduate courses and integrative health graduate courses using a variety of modalities such as in person, online, ASUSYNC, and hybrid
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Grade and assess student work
  • Develop curriculum
  • Evaluate students' academic performance
  • Maintain an environment conducive to learning for diverse students


Required Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree
  • Minimum of two (2) years post master’s degree in stress/mindfulness, integrative health related professional practice
  • Evidence of a strong record of successful teaching
  • Demonstration and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Ability to teach classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels


Desired Qualifications:

  • An earned Master’s degree in Social Work from CSWE accredited institution
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach stress management and content areas of integrated health courses
  • Prior online teaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience in Backboard, Canvas, and/or other online course management systems
  • Experience incorporating current literature and evidence-based practice in applied setting or scenarios
  • Evidence of collaborative skill building and success participating on teams
  • Ability to create instructional pedagogy and design curriculum
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills


Application Procedure

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

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • A statement no more than three (3) pages which includes the following:
  • Your interest in this position and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications
  • Your teaching philosophy
  • Your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Information for three professional references (name, title, organization, e-mail address, phone number). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or past supervisor.


The application deadline is December 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they were received. This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check.


Please direct any questions about the search to Jamie Valderrama, MSW, Search Committee Chair & Lecturer, School of Social Work, Arizona State University,


Arizona State University is committed to building a model for an American research university that measures impact by the success of its students, and faculty committed to the public good with solution-focused research that expands interdisciplinary thinking, and a university that accepts major responsibility for health, economic, and social development of its community.


About ASU

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for Innovation for the seventh consecutive year, ahead of MIT (3) and Stanford (7), according to US News and World Reports. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.


ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is home to ASU’s most diverse student body, with the highest percentage of people from historically underrepresented populations, transfer and working students – and the largest community of first-generation college students. Among our students are nearly 300 veterans and international students from 59 countries.


We are also committed to advancing anti-racist policies and practices as described in a recent statement by President Crow in support of our Black students, faculty, and staff (available online at: ).


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. For complete statements on ASU’s non‐ discrimination policies, please refer to: and The School of Social Work actively encourages diversity among its students, faculty, and staff.


In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at‐Clery‐Report.pdf You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480‐965‐ 3456.


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