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School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Instructor Pool

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Glendale, AZ, USA · West Valley City, UT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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


ASU's West Valley Campus

Open Date

Nov 02, 2023


The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track Instructors in Psychology, Communication, Social Justice and Human Rights, Sociology, Political Science, and other related disciplines, for a hiring pool. The successful candidate may teach 10 courses per year (5-5). This position may teach in-person, online, or a hybrid schedule. Instructors are pedagogical specialists who bear the primary responsibility for their assigned courses.

About the School:

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers 15 majors, five 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 classes in relevant areas, such as Psychology, Communication, Social Justice and Human Rights, Sociology, Political Science, and other related disciplines as needed
  • Prepare syllabi
  • Set appropriate course goals, objectives, and lesson plans
  • Evaluate and select course materials
  • Prepare, administer, and grade assignments
  • Administer exams
  • Hold regular office hours


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Justice and Human Rights, Sociocultural Anthropology, or Sociology, or a related field, by time of appointment

Desired Qualifications:

  • An earned Doctoral or terminal degree in a social science discipline or related field
  • Experience teaching a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in a social/behavioral science discipline
  • Experience or scholarly expertise in the subject matter of the specific courses needed
  • Experience with online instruction
  • Demonstrated excellence in face-to-face and/or online teaching
  • A record of successful teaching of undergraduate courses related to the course subject at the college or university level by time of appointment
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is November 17, 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. For assistance with your application, contact tracy.lowder@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

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
  • 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 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.