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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 Interdisciplinary Forensics


ASU - West Valley Campus

Open Date

Nov 09, 2023


The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics (SIF) in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track Instructors in biology, chemistry, and other stem fields for a hiring pool to teach courses in our Forensic Sciences program. The successful candidate(s) may teach 10 courses per year (5-5 per semester) for undergraduate or graduate students. This position may teach in-person, online, or a hybrid schedule. Instructors are pedagogical specialists who bear the primary responsibility for their assigned courses. Here is a small sample of some of the courses you may teach. (https://newcollege.asu.edu/school-interdisciplinary-forensics)

Subject Course # Course Title

FOR 501 Forensic Toxicology

FOR 502 Forensic Botany

FOR 503 Forensic Entomology

FOR 525 Forensic Science and Governance

FOR 532 Principles of Pharmacology

FOR 540 Advanced Topics in Forensic Science

FOR 546 Forensic Psychology

FOR 550 Ethics in Forensic Science

FOR 560 Quantitative Methods in Forensic Science Research

FOR 565 Laboratory Leadership, Policy, and Practice

FOR 592/593 Applied Project/Culminating Experience

About the School:

The School of Interdisciplinary Forensics is part of ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. The school 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/sifs/degrees). 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.

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 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.
  • Teach courses in person and online settings.
  • Prepare and administer syllabus, appropriate course goals and objectives, lesson plans, etc.
  • 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.


Required Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree preferred
  • Two (2) years of 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 November 26, 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, or for position-related questions, 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 apply.interfolio.com/136317.

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 email 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, email, 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.