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Asst. Professor of Sociology in Social Justice and Human Rights, ASU

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology in Social Justice and Human Rights. We are seeking applicants in one of three areas: (1) Environmental Justice, (2) Transnationalism and/or Diaspora Studies, or (3) International and/or Indigenous Law. The current position coincides with a general rebuilding of the Global Sociology program on Social Justice and Human Rights within the School. This scholar will be expected to: (1) conduct their own independent program of research, (2) teach, supervise, and mentor BA and MA students, and (3) engage in service at the unit, college, and university levels. Of particular interest to the School are scholars who use comparative historical, ethnographic, participatory, and/or Indigenous methods in their research.

About the School:
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers 15 majors, six graduate programs, six certificates, and 11 minors. With an academically rigorous, career-focused, student-centered approach, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at New College offers an unmatched educational experience. The mission of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is consistent with that of a metropolitan research university. A founding premise of the school is that the study of human behavior, social institutions, and culture can be best understood through interdisciplinary perspectives that integrate diverse intellectual and methodological systems of inquiry.

For more information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, please visit our website at https://newcollege.asu.edu/ssbs. For more information about New College, visit 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 applications 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.

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

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.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

Essential Functions of the Position:
Teach courses in relevant areas
Conduct an independent program of research
Engage in service at the unit, college, and university levels

Required Qualifications:
Doctorate or terminal degree in Sociology or related field at time of hire

Desired Qualifications:  
Potential of demonstrated excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of Assistant Professor at ASU
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students
International, transnational, or global research and/or teaching focus that complements current faculty expertise in social movements, gender studies, migration and citizenship, comparative
diaspora studies, food and agriculture, and energy democracy
Interest in engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations in research
Willingness to pursue extramural funding to support their program of research
Interest in creating new and innovative curriculum

Application Deadline: 
The initial application deadline is November 12, 2023 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 sgagnon2@mainex1.asu.edu

Application Procedure:
Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/133226.

Applications must contain:
Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter
Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
One writing sample – e.g. article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, or unpublished paper
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), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer

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 the successful passing of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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 and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

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