Explore Career Opportunities with GSV’s world-class partners

Powered By

Nu Advisory Partners

New College Faculty Associate- Biological Data Science School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Data Science
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

Nov 03, 2023


The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences is seeking part-time, non-tenure track Faculty Associates for a hiring pool in the areas of statistics, applied computing, and applied mathematics within the biological data 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 appointments at Arizona State University.

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.

The Master of Science degree in Biological Data Science Program includes the following courses (non-exhaustive list) within the areas of statistics, applied computing and applied mathematics:


LSC540: Statistics for Biological Data Science I

LSC541: Statistics for Biological Data Science II

Applied Computing:

ACO 501: Database Systems and Problem Solving in Python

ACO 580: Practicum - Intro to Python Programming for Problem Solving

Applied Mathematics:

LSC 562: Applied Mathematics Techniques in Biology

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


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or other appropriate terminal degree in STEM, such as, but not limited to, DO, MD, DC, and PharmD or related field at time of hire

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in online instruction
  • Record of successful teaching of undergraduate/graduate courses related to the course subject
  • 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 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 apply.interfolio.com/136050.

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
  • 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.