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Faculty Associate AY 2024-2025 - Explore

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: Work plus Learn


Tempe, Polytechnic, Downtown Phoenix, Online

Open Date

Mar 04, 2024


Jan 10, 2025 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


University College at Arizona State University invites applications for Explore Faculty Associates for the 2024-2025 academic year. The successful candidate(s) will be selected to teach courses in the Explore program:

  • ASU101-UC - The ASU Experience
  • ASU 230 - Life by Design
  • UNI 250 - ASU by Design: Choosing a Major and/or
  • UNI 270 - Work by Design: Preparing for a Career

The Explore program is designed to help learners build and tell their own stories so they can gain important insights, forge meaningful connections, and differentiate themselves in an ever-changing job market. Courses in the Explore program support storytelling through the learning of design thinking steps and developing key mindsets to help students find ways to their academic, professional and personal futures. Specifically, learners engage in exploration of self-interests, values and skills while reflecting on past experiences and engaging in experiential learning opportunities to shape their future after graduation.

Faculty Associates will be part of the Explore team that focuses on holistic support of learners and their success. Thus, this role will have an active and pivotal role in student success, persistence and retention initiatives. Successful candidates should have excellent facilitation skills, be passionate and curious about working with college students, and have a growth mindset.

Explore faculty work includes three major areas of practice: policies/preparation, student engagement, and pedagogy. Explore faculty will participate in pre-semester training, follow program policies, and engage in our on-going community of practice. Faculty work to engage students in coursework through building relationships and participating in Explore program supports and activities. The pedagogical practices center on active learning in the classroom, promoting personal application of and reflection on course content, and thoughtful, personalized feedback on assignments.

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 upon qualifications and assigned teaching load.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field, at time of appointment
  • Evidence of excellent facilitation/teaching/student support ability
  • Excellent English written and spoken communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Terminal Degree in a related field
  • Two years evidence of teaching at a post-secondary institution; or four years evidence of experience in student support services at a post-secondary institution
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
  • Experience applying, utilizing or teaching design thinking, career development approaches and/or student success strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Application Instructions

A letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications

  1. Current curriculum vitae or resume
  2. Evidence of facilitation/teaching/student support effectiveness - e.g., student evaluations, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc.
  3. Unofficial graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be requested upon hiring.
  4. Information for three professional references (name, position, title, e-mail, phone number)

Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool through January 10th of 2025. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. If you have questions, please contact Raquel Fong at raquel.fong@asu.edu.