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Our program areas encompass diverse aspects of global health, anthropology, environmental social science, museum studies and applied mathematics for the life and social sciences. Whether exploring food deserts, water scarcity or epidemiology, bioarchaeology, human origins or the human-land relationship, we are pushing social science boundaries and effecting change. Join us.

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Professor and Director, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Location: Tempe, AZ
Open Date: Oct. 9, 2019

Description
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) with a concurrent appointment as a tenured Full Professor. ASU serves more than 70,000 students across five campuses, and has a rapidly growing digital immersion population. SHESC is located on ASU’s Tempe campus. Tempe is part of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Research and teaching at SHESC (https://shesc.asu.edu) has contributed to ASU ranking #1 in anthropology in both research funding and output. A vibrant community of scholars, teachers, and professionals, SHESC includes over 45 tenure-track faculty members that serve 800 undergraduate majors in anthropology, global health, and applied math and 110 PhD and MA students across four graduate programs. A highly engaged and collaborative unit, SHESC is a leader in research and educational initiatives in traditional anthropological subfields (archaeology, bioarchaeology, evolutionary anthropology, sociocultural anthropology) and problem-based fields of applied math, environmental social science, and global health. SHESC faculty are affiliated with a wide diversity of transdisciplinary research groups, including the Institute of Human Origins, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, the Teotihuacan Research Laboratory and the Centers for Archaeology and Society, Bioarchaeology, Digital Antiquity, Evolution and Medicine, Global Health, and Social Dynamics and Complexity, and the Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program.

The Director will develop and implement a comprehensive plan for SHESC and strategic initiatives related to the faculty, staff, and students, providing leadership, vision, and the capacity to engage faculty across a range of disciplines, while sustaining a culture of collaboration both within and beyond the School, strengthening links with other academic units at ASU, and with the wider community. The Director will also maintain an internationally recognized research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the university. The Director will foster growth and innovation in the School’s research endeavors; attract, develop, and retain exceptional faculty members from diverse backgrounds and disciplines; promote student success and career readiness; develop interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives; advance entrepreneurial opportunities; and enhance productive relationships within and outside the university community.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD or equivalent in anthropology, environmental social science or global health, or a related field or discipline
  • A record of excellence in teaching and service in an academic setting
  • A distinguished scholarly record commensurate with the rank of tenured Professor
  • Academic leadership experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to cultivating and supporting a diverse faculty and student population
  • Relevant administrative experience
  • Demonstrated appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research
  • Demonstrated ability or articulated potential to catalyze cutting-edge research
  • Demonstrated ability for mentorship and professional development of emerging scholars
  • A record of externally-funded research
  • Potential for innovative and strategic leadership in an academic setting
  • Commitment to building community-based initiatives
  • Commitment to developing donor relations and fundraising

Application Instructions

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This is a paperless search. To apply, please submit to https://apply.interfolio.com/69718: (1) a cover letter outlining how you meet the above qualifications and your vision for leading a transdisciplinary academic unit such as SHESC, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and (4) contact information including emails for three references. References may be contacted at a later stage of the search and only with the candidate’s approval. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 24, 2019. If the position is not filled, reviews will occur every week thereafter until the search is closed.  Cover letter can be addressed to Professor Steven Neuberg, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at steven.neuberg@asu.edu.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
A background check is required for employment. 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.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

 

Assistant Professor of Environmental Social Science

Location: Tempe, AZ
Open Date: Oct. 3, 2019

Description
The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications to join our world-leading and problem-focused social science faculty as a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Social Science (ESS). The ESS program lays the theoretical and methodological foundations for training next-generation scholars in trans-disciplinary processes and dynamics that underlie the key human-environmental challenges defining this century. ASU and SHESC are committed to building an intellectually, culturally, and ethnically diverse faculty that supports our diverse student body and advances the goals embodied in ASU’s Charter and Design Aspirations

We seek applicants with a demonstrated capacity for advancing innovative, important scholarship on human-environment or human-infrastructure relationships, such as: place making or attachment, environmental psychology, political ecology, environmental justice, power relations/dynamics, social movements and collective action, institutions, multi-level or earth system governance, knowledge co-production, or decision-making under conditions of social-ecological uncertainty and complexity. Anticipated start date is August 2020.

Specific job duties include advancing collaborative, trans-disciplinary research in environmental social science, publishing research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets, seeking external research funding, teaching/training/mentoring diverse undergraduate and graduate students, providing service to the university and academy, and outreach to diverse communities (such as providing expert advice and the public communication of science).

Qualifications
Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Social Science, Geography, Planning, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, or other directly relevant social science field at the time of application.
  • A record of empirical research and peer-reviewed publications supported by robust social science methods such as: experimental, qualitative, observational, social network, statistical, computational social science, spatial analysis, community-based, or decolonizing methodologies.
  • A demonstrated record of collaborative interdisciplinary research such as: co-authorship on publications or conference papers, training experiences as a graduate research assistant, post-doctoral fellow, or collaborator on interdisciplinary projects, or leading or collaborating on applications for external funding with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Capacity to teach courses and mentor students in Environmental Social Science and across disciplines related to other undergraduate and graduate programs offered in the School, such as Global Health, Applied Mathematics, and Anthropology.

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated capacity for obtaining competitive external research funding.
  • Classroom and online teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated success in serving the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities and publics.
  • Evidence of leveraging place and/or local/global networks and collaborations through socially embedded, trans-disciplinary scholarship and/or training.

Application Instructions

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The application deadline is November 17, 2019; if not filled, then every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A complete application must include the following: a letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a complete curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree completed at the time of application.

All application materials must be received by the deadline and submitted electronically through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/69135   (We will not accept any mailed applicant material, including reference letters; this is an online, paperless search.)

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Information about the School can be found at https://shesc.asu.edu. The School collaborates extensively with ASU’s large research entities advancing trans-disciplinary environmental social science, including the Global Futures Laboratory https://globalfutures.asu.edu/, Central Arizona Phoenix-Long Term Ecological Research Site https://sustainability.asu.edu/caplter/, and the Decision Center for a Desert City https://sustainability.asu.edu/dcdc/.  Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
A background check is required for employment. 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.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


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