Assistant/Associate Professor - Southwest Borderlands

The Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Southwest BorderlandsExpectations for this position include: teach undergraduate and graduate courses, engage in research applicable to your field, provide innovative teaching techniques, advise students, and provide service to the unit, college, and university. Teaching load is typically two (2) courses per semester.  Course load and composition are determined by the faculty head.  This is an academic-year appointment with an expected start date of August 2020. The Assistant or Associate Professor position is a benefits-eligible appointment with tenure implications.  Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience.

This position is part of the ASU Southwest Borderlands Initiative (, which seeks to strengthen ASU’s commitment to scholarly inquiry and community engagement on the Southwest with a focus on the region that encompasses the U.S. - Mexico borderlands. The colleague selected for this position will join more than twenty-five ASU faculty who have been hired through the Southwest Borderlands Initiative. 

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned terminal degree in History, Southwest Borderlands, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Chicanx Studies, Indigenous Studies, or related field at time of appointment
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Commitment to meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
  • Strong background in Southwest Borderlands, Chicanx, and/or Indigenous Studies.
  • Clear potential to secure external research funding
  • Strong record of (or strong evidence of the promise of) scholarly research and publications related to the southwest U.S. and/or northern Mexico.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A record of publishing or potential for publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level, especially courses in Southwest History, Arizona History, Environmental History, and courses that use interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches to the Southwest Borderlands
  • Ability to contribute to the development and teaching of courses in the M.A. in Narrative Studies Program
  • Experience teaching online courses through course management systems such as Canvas
  • Experience and commitment to working in a collaborative environment and across disciplines
  • Record of ability to pursue external research funding

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must contain:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. Statement of diversity demonstrating commitment to research, teaching, and student and community engagement
  6. Two writing samples. If ABD, submit at least one chapter of the dissertation
  7. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)

The application deadline is 9/26/2019 at 5pm; and if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Official Transcripts required prior to first day of employment. A background check is required prior to employment. For technical assistance with your application contact [email protected], for position-related questions contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez at [email protected].

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.

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