Arizona State University (AZ), Polytechnic Campus – Honors/Open Field/Open Rank
Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is expanding its faculty at the Polytechnic Campus and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett faculty members are Honors Faculty Fellows designated as Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits. The main responsibility of Barrett faculty members rests on the teaching of a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar, The Human Event, in which students examine primary materials reflecting diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty teach upper-division seminars and mentor honors students through independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other scholarly endeavors.
Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens of the world. Typical incoming students at Barrett are in the top five percent of their high school classes. Barrett operates at all four ASU campuses. This position is located at the Polytechnic campus, offering candidates a unique opportunity to connect to the cutting edge of applied STEM fields.
We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2019; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
Qualifications: A PhD, in hand by June 2019, in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We seek applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address and reflect the diversity of our student population and who enhance the diversity of our faculty. While we welcome applications from candidates in any field, those with a specialization in STEM fields and/or a demonstrated ability to connect Liberal Arts and STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first and second semesters of The Human Event (HON 171 & HON 272), and a list of readings for both. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/honors-courses-and- contracts/signature-courses/human-event. Please send your applications materials, formatted as
.pdf files, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Tom Martin, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at email@example.com. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on February 15, 2019.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU and Barrett, The Honors College supports the value of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.