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New College Instructor Pool - Natural Sciences

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Glendale, AZ, USA · Valley, NE, 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 Mathematical and Natural Sciences


ASU West Valley Campus

Open Date

Dec 05, 2023


The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences is seeking full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track Instructors in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science 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.

Days and Schedule: Varies

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. To learn more about MNS, please visit our page, https://newcollege.asu.edu/smns/degrees.

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;
  • Prepare syllabus, appropriate course goals and objectives, and lesson plans;
  • Evaluate and select course materials and other teaching materials;
  • Prepare, administer, and grade assignments;
  • Administer written mid-term and/or final exams;
  • Hold regular office hours;
  • Experience with course management systems (Canvas or similar);
  • Experience in both online and in-person teaching;
  • Availability for teaching evening or weekend classes.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in field of instruction (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Environmental Science) or in a related area, at the time of hire

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.
  • Experience teaching college-level courses both online and in-person.
  • Experience with course management systems (Canvas or similar).
  • Availability for teaching evening or weekend classes.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is December 20, 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 Norma.Peru-Ray@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 http://apply.interfolio.com/137632.

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.