Career Opportunities

Please see below career opportunities with the School.  Contact China Hearon at China.Hearon@asu.edu with any questions.

Assistant Professor of Global Democracy and Social Justice

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 democracy.

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 world.
  • 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:/spgs.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.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:   
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.  

Desired qualifications:  
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 three references.

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.

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 https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

MAPP Lecturer

The School of Politics of Global Studies (SPGS) is pleased to invite applications for a full-time position, benefits eligible, non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of Lecturer. The anticipated start date is March 1 2022. This is a fiscal-year position within the SPGS faculty on the Tempe campus. Subsequent annual renewal is desired, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.

SPGS seeks an applicant with a commitment to excellence in online education to join its innovative, rapidly growing Master of Arts in Political Psychology (MAPP) program. The primary responsibilities of the Lecturer will be to develop and teach online graduate courses on topics such as public opinion, political polarization, biopolitics, personality and politics. A typical course load will consist of 4 classes per semester. Additional  responsibilities include assisting in curriculum development, teaching the capstone course, student advising, and running the MAPP internship program.

Minimum qualifications:

  • • A Ph.D. in a relevant field (Political Science, Psychology, Political Psychology, or related) by the time of appointment

Desired qualifications:

  • Prior experience designing and teaching online courses at graduate level
  • Background or training in political psychology
  • Experience teaching political psychology courses
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Practical experience in politics
  • Demonstrated success in and/or plans for meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

The College values 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.

To apply, candidates must submit application materials online at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/100026 by January 26, 2022; if not filled, complete applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. Submit the following: 1) a letter of application stating qualifications and experience, 2) a complete curriculum vita, 3) three letters of reference with reference contact information. 4) if available, syllabi and course-related material (including evaluations) for no more than two courses you have taught; and 5) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence

Questions about this position should be directed to Kim Fridkin, Search Committee Chair at fridkin@asu.edu

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.ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federalcontractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, tobe vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof ofvaccination will be required by January 4, 2022. For questions about medical or religiousaccommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage

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 https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.