Search for Instructor, School of Social Transformation
Division of Social Sciences, The College of Liberal Arts and
The School of Social Transformation, an interdisciplinary unit
at Arizona State University (http://sst.asu.edu), invites applications
for a full-time instructor position in Women and Gender Studies.
The anticipated start date is Fall 2022. We seek a candidate with a
Ph.D. in Women and Gender Studies or related field 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
interdisciplinary courses at the undergraduate and graduate level;
preparing syllabi; potentially preparing new course designs;
evaluating student work; mentoring students; and 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.
This is an academic-year 2022-2023 appointment with an expected
start date of Fall 2022. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible,
non-tenure eligible position renewable on an academic year basis
contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of
resources, and the needs of the university.
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.
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 https://sst.asu.edu/ and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/,
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
• A Ph.D. in Women and Gender Studies or relevant fields by the
time of appointment.
• A demonstrated excellence in teaching.
• Demonstrated experience teaching core courses within the Women
and Gender Studies curriculum.
• Demonstrated experience teaching at both the undergraduate and
• Demonstrated experience with new course design.
• Demonstrated experience teaching in a variety of
• Demonstrated excellence in mentoring students.
• Demonstrated experience to teach both small and large enrollment
To apply, please submit the following materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/101506
● A cover letter describing your experience and demonstrated
commitment to teaching excellence.
● A curriculum vitae.
● A list of three references, including contact information.
● A statement addressing how your past and/or potential
contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s
commitment to inclusive excellence.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will occur
thereafter until the initial deadline of March 7, 2022. If not
filled, applications will be evaluated 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
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. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
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