The School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a postdoctoral research scholar in social thought, political history, and/or political institutions to begin Fall 2021. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focuses on European, British, or American political history. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, fiscal-year (July 1-June 30) appointment. Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and needs of the program.
The successful candidate will be affiliated with the SHPRS undergraduate program in Political History and Leadership and will teach history courses in support of the program. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute a minimum of 10 hours per week to participate in the activities of the program and to contribute to its development, both at ASU and in the wider community.
SHPRS is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce. We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service contributes to the ASU Charter, to our mission of inclusive excellence in the humanities, and to serving a diverse student body and community.
Required qualification: candidates must have a Ph.D. in history, philosophy, political science, or a field relevant to this position by time of appointment. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of their doctoral degree.
Desired qualifications: evidence of achievement and promise in research and writing in intellectual history and social thought; a demonstrated ability to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses relevant to political history via various modes of delivery (ex. classroom, hybrid and online).
To apply, submit the following application materials: 1) curriculum vitae; and 2) cover letter explaining qualifications, accomplishments in research and teaching, and future plans in research and teaching. To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/82071. Application review process will begin March 8, 2021. If the position is not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at Donald.Critchlow@asu.edu.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.
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