[URBANTH-L] ad for Director, Social & Behavioral Sciences, ASU at the West Campus

Kristin Koptiuch koptiuch at asu.edu
Mon Jan 21 13:13:01 EST 2008

Director, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The newly forming Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for Division Director. The division is composed of faculty from the former Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and from related fields. We are seeking exceptional senior candidates for appointment at the rank of Full Professor. The person appointed must have a Ph.D. in a social or behavioral sciences field.

The successful applicant will be expected to engage in research and teaching that complement and add to our strength in social or behavioral sciences and will be expected to contribute to our Division’s interdisciplinary teaching and research missions and provide administrative leadership for the Division. Opportunities exist for participation in University Ph.D. programs.

Candidates must demonstrate a) a research record of excellence warranting appointment as a Full Professor with tenure at ASU; b) an ongoing program of research; c) a history of receiving extramural research funding; d) a record of successful teaching; e) an ability to contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations in research and teaching; f) successful administrative experience at least at the level of chair or the equivalent.

Deadline: February 15, 2008; if not filled, every Monday thereafter until the search is closed. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Send letter of application, a statement describing your research program and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, a statement describing your administrative philosophy, a writing sample, and three names of references along with contact information to Jamie.Howell at asu.edu.

The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West campus of ASU, in Northwest Phoenix is forming a new division of Social and Behavioral Sciences with faculty from programs with a strong interdisciplinary focus.  Researchers pursue multidisciplinary projects, often with a community embedded focus and emphasis on issues of social justice and metropolitan affairs, health disparities in the context of familial and community environments, and many collaborate with colleagues at other ASU campuses.

As a New American university, Arizona State University is a force for discovery, turning students into leaders who shape the future. In its 22nd year, the West campus of ASU, located in Phoenix, fulfills this mission through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community engagement. The campus serves more than 8600 students and offers 33 bachelor’s degree programs, 13 master’s degrees, and two doctoral degree programs. Please visit our website at http://www.west.asu.edu. A background check is required for employment. ASU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer in policy and practice.

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