Associate Director and Professor

Glendale, Arizona
Dec 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Director and Professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SMNS) in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, Associate or Full Professor with an administrative assignment as Associate Director to the school. This is an opportunity to take a leadership role in a rapidly growing School; one embedded in the truly interdisciplinary and innovative environment of New College. The successful applicant will be expected to work with the Director to provide administrative vision, leadership, and management for the School; to foster and contribute to the School’s interdisciplinary teaching and research missions; to encourage and support undergraduate research in the School and develop innovative ways to engage a broad demographic of students in faculty research; to develop new programs and initiatives both with the community and in the School; to grow the student body and help develop innovative methods for student teaching, learning, and retention; to coordinate efforts to acquire research funding that draws upon the diverse capabilities of SMNS faculty; and to engage in research and teaching that complement and strengthen current offerings and emphases in SMNS.

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences currently offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Applied Computing, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Biotechnology & Bioenterprise, and Statistics. It is presently developing two new Masters Programs. The School has added three new tenure-track faculty since 2017, with two new tenure-track /tenured faculty approved this year. It now seeks an Associate Director to work with the Director in guiding it through its next phase of expansion and innovation around these existing programs as well as develop new initiatives and new programs.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have: a) a Ph.D. in a field related to the academic programs currently within the School; b) a research record of excellence warranting appointment as an Associate or Full Professor with Tenure at ASU; c) a strong, ongoing program of research and publication; and d) demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring students.

Desired Qualifications: a) an externally-funded research program in an area of expertise that complements existing strengths and needs of the School; b) the ability to promote new and existing interdisciplinary collaborations in research and teaching; c) enthusiasm for developing new initiatives, new programs, and/ or new curriculum; d) evidence of leadership experience in an interdisciplinary program or Center, and/or administrative experience within a School, Department or College; e) demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including students with disabilities and first generation, non-traditional, low income, and underrepresented minority students, etc.; f) enthusiasm for the potential to have a large impact on undergraduate education through working with a broad demographic of students; and, g) an appropriate record of university and professional service.
More information about ASU’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences can be found at; more information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at
ASU has a strong commitment to a diverse faculty; one that is reflective of the contemporary United States.

Deadline: January 31, 2019; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Application procedure: Please submit the following items, electronically in a single PDF, to Sara Cutrone via [email protected]: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching statement; and, 5) 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 .

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