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Faculty Associate Pool - Forensic Science/School of Interdisciplinary Forensics

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Glendale, AZ, USA · Valley, NE, USA
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2023

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost West: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences: School of Interdisciplinary Forensics


ASU - West Valley Campus

Open Date

Dec 08, 2023


The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics (SIF) in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University are seeking Faculty Associates (FAs) in biology, chemistry, and other STEM fields for a hiring pool to teach courses in our Forensic Science program. The successful candidate(s) will teach in-person or online courses, prepare course materials, evaluate student work, and assist students. Individuals employed as faculty associates may not hold multiple non-benefits-eligible appointments at Arizona State University (ASU).

Days and Schedule: Varies

Faculty Associate positions are one semester, non-benefits-eligible, fixed-term appointments with no tenure implications, not to exceed an average of .40 FTE per semester. The number of courses is contingent upon unit needs, funding, and sufficient enrollment. Salary is based on qualifications and assigned teaching load.

About the School:

The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics (SIF) is part of ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. SIF is based on the West Valley campus and specializes in interdisciplinary programs. The core mission of the school is to blend scientific rigor and technical training to advance the fair and effective administration of justice. The School is home to Master’s programs in Forensic Science and Forensic Psychology, a PhD program in Law and Psychology, and undergraduate programs in Forensic Science and Forensic Psychology (https://newcollege.asu.edu/school-interdisciplinary-forensics). Currently, the School has behavioral and natural sciences strengths and is anticipated to expand to include strengths in other disciplines that can contribute to the school’s mission. Here is a sample of some of the classes you may teach.

  • FOR 200: Forensic Science Seminar
  • FOR 286: Principles of Forensic Science
  • FOR 360: Statistical Applications in Forensic Science
  • FOR 370: Fundamentals of Forensic Analysis
  • FOR 380: Analysis of Nonhuman Forensic DNA Evidence
  • FOR 394: Forensic Botany
  • FOR 394: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • FOR 400: Comparative Forensics
  • FOR 401: Forensic Toxicology
  • FOR 402: Forensic Biology
  • FOR 403: Comparative Forensic Laboratory
  • FOR 404: Forensic Toxicology Laboratory
  • FOR 405: Techniques in Forensic Biology Laboratory
  • FOR 410: Testimony and Ethics in the Forensic Sciences
  • FOR 425: Analytical Chemistry for Life Science
  • FOR 426: Analytical Chemistry for Life Sciences Lab
  • FOR 447: Molecular Genetics Laboratory
  • FOR 475: Principles of Toxicology
  • FOR 480: Advance Topics in Human Forensic DNA Typing
  • FOR 486: Peer Mentoring in the Forensic Sciences
  • FOR 494: Forensic Chemistry
  • FOR 494: Forensic Chemistry Laboratory
  • FOR 494: Fundamentals of Forensic Entomology
  • FOR 494: Human Osteology and Forensic Techniques
  • FOR 494: Advance Scene Mapping and Recovery
  • FOR 494: Wildlife Forensics
  • FOR 494: Fundamental Skills in Forensic Science

SIF is home to tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty who are core members of our group. The School offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to pursue any of our seven-degree programs, including Computational Forensics, BS (on campus), Forensic Science, BS (on campus and online), Forensic Psychology, BS (on campus and online), Forensic Psychology, BA (on campus and online), Forensic Psychology, MS (online), Forensic Science, PSM, (online), and Law and Psychology, PhD (on campus).

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 over 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 classes online and in-person
  • Prepare Syllabus, appropriate course goals and objectives;
  • Lesson plans for specific courses;
  • Evaluate and select course materials and other teaching materials;
  • Facilitate discussion forums, field student questions, possibly co-supervise course associates (CAs) and undergraduate assistants;
  • Prepare, administer, and grade assignments
  • Administer written mid-term and/or final exams;
  • Hold regular office hours.



Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in the discipline or related field at the time of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree preferred
  • Two (2) years of teaching and/or industry-related experience
  • Experience in online and in-person instruction
  • Record of teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is Friday, December 22, 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 throughout the academic year as needed until the position is filled and/or the search is closed. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment.

These recruitments establish potential part-time hiring pools for semester appointments. For Assistance with your application, contact Kristin.warriner@asu.edu.

Applications are considered for the current year only. Applicants who were not hired are welcome to reapply.

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at the time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to Insert Interfolio link.

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-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc.
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts, that show the conferral date of the degree, a copy of a diploma will not accepted
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number) one reference must be from your current employer

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, including a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.