Assistant Professor, Public & Applied Humanities (TE)

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Oct 16, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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top: calc(50% - 9px); width: 18px;}@keyframes wm-ab-spin { 0% { transform: rotate(0deg); } 100% { transform: rotate(360deg); }}.wm-ab-launcher-spinner { height: 100%; left: 0; position: absolute; top: 0; width: 100%;}.wm-ab-launcher-spinner::before { animation: wm-ab-spin 1.5s linear infinite; border: 2px solid #f3f3f3; border-radius: 50%; border-top: 2px solid transparent; content: ''; height: 18px; left: calc(50% - 9px); position: absolute; top: calc(50% - 9px); width: 18px;}@keyframes wm-ab-spin { 0% { transform: rotate(0deg); } 100% { transform: rotate(360deg); }}Assistant Professor, Public & Applied Humanities (TE) Posting Numberreq2634 DepartmentPublic & Applied Humanities Department Website Linkhttps://pah.arizona.edu/Medical Sub-SpecialityLocationMain Campus AddressTucson, AZ USA Position Highlights

The Department of Public & Applied Humanities at the University of Arizona is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The top candidate will be able to contribute expertise, leadership, and imagination to the department’s efforts to theorize and prefigure responses to the future of the human being.

The Department works to translate the personal enrichment characteristic of humanities study into public enrichment and the direct and tangible improvement of the human condition. Through research-driven, collaborative, and publicly facing projects built to explore and enhance life in the community and beyond, our students and scholars convert understanding into action for the measurable betterment of society. The Department is fundamentally experimental, entrepreneurial, and transdisciplinary, and focuses on public and private opportunities that straddle disciplinary boundaries.

Candidates for the position should be highly collaborative, exploratory, and hardworking, with a humanities-oriented and publicly engaged research specialization in one or more of the following areas: the environment (natural or built), health (epidemiological, dis/ability-related, and/or societal), technology (digital, analog, biological), narrative knowledge (place-based, embodied, digital), or similar cross-cutting and emergent research areas, including areas related to the curricular emphases of our BA in Applied Humanities (see below). Experience with Hispanic Serving Institutions and understanding of Indigenous/First Nations/Native lifeways will be of particular interest given the Department’s institutional and geographic location.The teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and general education offerings, as well as curricular design, program innovation, and the possibility of teaching graduate courses in affiliated programs across campus.

 

The Department of Public & Applied Humanities is one of 18 units in the University of Arizona’s College of Humanities, and the Department’s BA in Applied Humanities currently has six emphasis areas students may choose from: Business Administration, Fashion Studies, Game Studies, Public Health, Rural Leadership & Renewal, and Spatial Organization & Design Thinking. The Department partners with other units on campus to deliver these emphasis areas, and the preferred candidate will have interest in one or more of these areas, or interest in establishing additional emphases.

The Department strongly supports the University’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives, which are designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the Department and the University.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more.

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please visit http://talent.arizona.edu/.

As a cost-saving measure related to the impact of COVID-19, Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs have been approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. All new hires subject to the programs will be notified in accordance with adopted Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs guidelines and will be required to comply with all measures. To learn more about the programs and whether this position is affected, please visit hr.arizona.edu/FY-2020-2021-Furlough-Program.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain an active research agenda;
  • Teach two courses per semester;
  • Engage in Departmental, College, and University service and outreach;
  • Contribute to curriculum development and program building;
  • Recruit and mentor students;
  • Help develop and expand collaborations with community partners;
  • Contribute to University initiatives focused on fostering diversity and inclusive excellence, enhancing student engagement, and mentoring students including those from underrepresented backgrounds;
  • Participate in departmental and college-wide activities such as commencement.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Outstanding research skills;
  • Diverse and demonstrated pedagogical knowledge and experience;
  • Superior communication and collaboration skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience with interdisciplinary and applied/public facing projects and programs.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in hand at the time of appointment;
  • Demonstrated trajectory toward excellence in research, evidenced by publication in academic journals and books, sponsored research, and/or other suitable research and impact metrics in one or more of the specialization areas listed under the position summary;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, as indicated by course evaluations, teaching awards, or other metrics in one or more of the specialization areas listed under the position summary.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Record of high quality research published in leading academic journals and presses;
  • Evidence of ability to secure external funding;
  • Demonstrated excellence with online/hybrid teaching, multimedia technology, and an aptitude for teaching with creativity and innovation;
  • Experience using cutting-edge teaching methods and/or curricular design to effectively engage a diverse student body;
  • Evidence of innovative and multidisciplinary public facing and/or applied projects;
  • Experience with digital media production, maker spaces, art practice, or other forms of creative content development;
  • Interest and/or experience with digital humanities.
Rank Assistant Professor Tenure InformationTenure-Eligible (TE)FLSAExempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarAcademicJob CategoryFacultyBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of PayDOECompensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date8/15/2021 Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesJacqueline Laird
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Open Date10/15/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyCurriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional DocumentsSpecial Instructions to ApplicantPlease submit the following:
1. Cover letter;
2. Curriculum vitae;
3. Statement of research interests (upload it to one of the Additional Document slots);
4. Statement of teaching philosophy (upload it to one of the Additional Document slots).

Review Begins: December 15, 2020

After submitting your application, you will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within the HR system. These references can be traditional sources such as tenured faculty (or equivalent) and university administrators. We also welcome references from your community partners, clients, colleagues, former non-academic employers or employees who are familiar with your current work, or students (who are no longer your direct students). The three professional references that you list will receive an email that will ask them to provide a letter of reference for you. The reference letters must be uploaded in the job site/HR system.
Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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