Arizona State University invites applications for Director of its School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS). The School is a multidisciplinary community of scholars and students who seek to create and disseminate knowledge contributing to society’s understanding of how politics and governance shape and influence issues and contexts at local, national, and global levels. Consistent with ASU’s goals as The New American University, SPGS emphasizes research that links theory with real-world issues. Arizona State University is a dynamic institution dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, rethinking university education, and integrating excellence in research, teaching, and service. Arizona State University serves more than 70,000 students across five campuses, and has a quickly growing digital immersion population.
The Director will develop and implement a comprehensive plan for SPGS and strategic initiatives related to the faculty, staff, and students, providing leadership, vision, and the capacity to engage faculty across a range of disciplines, while sustaining a culture of collaboration both within and beyond the School, strengthening links with other academic units at ASU, and with the wider community. The Director will promote the design principles of the “New American University” fostering growth and innovation in the School’s research mission, working to attract, develop, and retain exceptional faculty members, promoting excellence in the undergraduate and graduate programs, developing interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives, advancing entrepreneurial opportunities, and enhancing relations within and outside the university community.
SPGS includes 32 tenured/tenure-track faculty, more than 10 professors of practice, approximately 40 MA and PhD students in political science, over 120 online students in the MA in Global Security, as well as 1,600 undergraduate majors. SPGS offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in Political Science; bachelors degrees in Global Studies and in Politics and the Economy; and masters degrees in Global Security. SPGS is currently launching masters degrees in International Affairs and Leadership and in Political Psychology (more information on our degree programs is available at: https://spgs.asu.edu/degree-programs)
SPGS is ranked fifth nationally in Political Science in recent National Science Foundation HERD rankings. The School hosts several vibrant research centers and facilities, including the Center for Latinas/os and American Politics Research, the Center on the Future of War, and an Experimental Lab. The School also has partnerships with the McCain Institute, New America, and The Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies. In addition, SPGS faculty have formed five research working groups: Conflict and Human Rights, Nationalist and Ethno-religious Dynamics, Political Economy, Political Psychology, and Women and Politics.
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 visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.