Apply Now: Assistant Teaching Professor at the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University
The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Teaching Professor beginning August 2024.
This is a fixed-term, academic year (nine month) appointment with no tenure implications. Teaching Professors at ASU are “career-track” faculty; colleagues performing successfully are eligible for promotion and multi-year appointments. Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. The School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership, now in its seventh year, aims to develop a new kind of leader, blending tradition and innovation by reconnecting liberal arts education and civic education in its degrees and academic programs, including in its M.A. in Classical Liberal Education and Leadership. SCETL at ASU is the first department of civic thought established at a public university as a separate academic unit.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION/COMPETENCE: Political Philosophy and Thought, and History of American Political Thought; to include economic thought and political economy. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate courses in civic thought required for the major and minor in Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership; to include a course in the history of moral and political thought, a course in American political and constitutional thought, and a course in the history of economic thought and debates on capitalism. Depending upon the School’s needs, the successful candidate also could teach existing upper-level undergraduate seminars in particular areas of moral and political thought, American political thought and leadership, and economic thought; to include the School’s PPE certificate (Philosophy, Politics, Economics); or develop new courses. Because the academic mission of the School is to renew the nexus of classical liberal arts education and American civic education in a leading public university, all of the School’s undergraduate courses aim to prepare thoughtful citizens and civic leaders for America’s constitutional republic, in civil society or public affairs, regarding domestic and international realities.
The successful candidate must posses:
- a Ph.D. or DPhil in Political Science, History, or related disciplines with a focus on political thought and/or American political thought;
- demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, including Socratic, discussion-based teaching;
- demonstrated evidence of organizational and communication skills;
- and demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the ASU Charter.
To apply, submit the following application materials:
- a curriculum vitae;
- a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications (addressed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrew Porwancher);
- and contact information (including email addresses) for three references.
For further information, contact the search committee Chair: Dr. Andrew Porwancher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is January 5, 2024.
From the program
The School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL), entering its seventh year, aims to develop a new kind of leader, blending tradition and innovation by reconnecting liberal arts education and civic education in its degrees and academic programs, including in its M.A. in Classical Liberal Education and Leadership. SCETL at ASU is the first department of civic thought established at a public university as a separate academic unit.
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