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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Social Justice and Human Rights

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track Assistant Professor or a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-eligible Associate Professor of Sociology or Political Science with expertise in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR). The current position is part of emerging Social Justice and Human Rights initiatives at ASU, which include the possible development of a Global Human Rights Center and the potential creation of a Ph.D. program. The School is presently home to very successful campus- based undergraduate and Masters programs in Social Justice and Human Rights. And, now it is pursuing the ability to offer digital immersion graduate programs in this same field. This scholar will be expected to (1) conduct her or his own independent program of research, (2) teach, supervise and mentor B.A. and M.A students in SJHR, and (3) engage in service at the unit, college and university levels. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Social Justice and Human Rights faculty, whose research and teaching is centered around the following themes— Migration and Refugees, Gender in Comparative Context, and International Law.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and new programs. Since Fall 2017, the School has added seven new tenure- track faculty, two new postdoctoral scholars, four new lecturers and a new School Director. This academic year, the School will be conducting searches for two additional tenure-track faculty as well as two postdoctoral scholars, one of which will be in Social Justice and Human Rights.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a doctoral degree in sociology, or political science, or related field by the time of appointment; and, b) demonstrate excellence in research with a focus on social justice and human rights commensurate with appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor with tenure at ASU.

Desired Qualifications: a) empirical and normative research experience and interests that align with current faculty expertise in migration and refugees, gender in a comparative context, and/or international law and organizations; b) demonstrated potential to establish a strong, externally- funded research program; c) evidence of promise in and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring; d) an interest in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research; e) a record of or potential for university and professional service; f) interest in leadership in developing new initiatives, programs, and curriculum and, g) demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students.

More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/directory/sbs; more information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at http://newcollege.asu.edu; for information about the M.A. in Social Justice and Human Rights can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/social-justice-and-human-rights-ma.

ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty, one that is reflective of the contemporary United States.

Deadline: November 15, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12112

Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a research statement; 4) writing sample; 5) teaching statement; and, 6) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).

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.

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. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX .