The Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) Program at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor or Teaching Associate Professor to contribute teaching and research expertise primarily in our online/digital immersion BA and MA programs. The successful candidate will teach 8 courses per year, most of which are asynchronous 7.5-week intensive sessions, but some campus-based teaching may also be required. In addition to teaching, teaching assistant professors and teaching associate professors must commit to providing service to the program, school, and university as part of their workload.
SJHR is a growing interdisciplinary program emphasizing the intersections of theory, method, and practice in the social sciences, and innovative research and engagement around timely and pressing issues. Our recently launched online BA and MA programs currently enroll approximately 200 majors, with an additional 50-60 majors attending our campus programs.
Faculty trained in Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology collaborate in the development and teaching of online and campus courses that emphasize our combined expertise in the areas of (im)migration, refugees and asylum seekers, humanitarian intervention, gender equity and gender violence, human trafficking, international law and organizations, global justice, and grassroots advocacy and activism. The SJHR Program aligns with the Global Human Rights Hub, a pan-ASU research consortium comprised of working groups in the areas of Migration, Gender, International Law, and Trafficking.
About the School:
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs. This includes launching the new digital (online) Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Social Justice and Human Rights, adding to the campus immersion-based (in-person) undergraduate and Master’s programs in Social Justice and Human Rights and the growing Global Human Rights Hub (an ASU-wide interdisciplinary human rights research initiative).
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is one of the schools within ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. More information about the School can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/ssbs and more information about the New College can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu.
ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes 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 it serves.
New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.
Essential Functions of the Position:
Curriculum development, teaching, mentoring and service are the essential functions of the Teaching Assistant Professor or Teaching Associate Professor position.
- Create engaging and accessible instructional materials for undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Justice and Human Rights
- Effectively teach, supervise, and mentor graduate and undergraduate courses in Social Justice and Human Rights, primarily in the online/digital immersion modality;
- Engage in service activities to support the unit, college, and university
- Ph.D. at time of appointment, in Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology or closely related discipline or interdisciplinary program or field.
- Demonstrated teaching excellence at the university level.
- Ability to teach qualitative and/or quantitative research methods/research design
- Ability to teach themes related to existing curriculum, e.g. (im)migration, refugees/asylum, humanitarianism, trafficking, gender equity and gender violence, international law and organizations, global justice, racial justice
- Additional expertise is open, but desired foci include: race, racism, racialized violence; mass incarceration/carceral regimes; policing; environmental justice; indigenous studies/perspectives
- Expertise spanning global, international, transnational, and local contexts
- Experience teaching in the online/digital immersion environment
- Demonstrated interdisciplinary orientation and commitment to intersectional approaches
- Experience and networks with/in advocacy or activist organizations and movements
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.
The initial application deadline is December 15 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact email@example.com
Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications must contain:
- Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications;
- Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
- One page statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc.
- Unofficial graduate transcripts
- Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
- A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experiences have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.