For more information about open faculty positions at SHPRS, please email shprsjobs@asu.edu

Positions currently open:

Faculty Associate (Job 16868)

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for its faculty associate pool for the 2022-23 academic year. These positions are one semester appointments, part-time, non- benefits eligible with no tenure implications. Successful candidates will deliver face to face and/or on-line courses.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in history/philosophy/religious studies by time of appointment.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate history/philosophy/religious studies courses in person and online.

Desired qualification:

  • PhD in history, philosophy, or religious studies

Initial review of applications will begin in July and will continue on the 15th and 30th in subsequent months throughout the academic year as needed until the search is closed. All applications must include a letter of application and a curriculum vitae or résumé which includes contact information for three professional references. Send application materials in electronic format (PDF preferred) to shprsjobs@asu.edu noting “Faculty Associate Search” in the subject field. 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. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/  

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

COVID-19 Vaccination - Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

Assistant Professor in History (Job 107610)

Assistant Professor in History, job# 107610
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University 

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in History with a specialization in modern Korean history (19th and 20th centuries). The anticipated start date is August 2023. 

The successful candidate will have a tenure home in SHPRS and will teach in-person and online courses on the history of modern Korea and Asia and as required by the undergraduate and graduate programs. We welcome applications from scholars working in all specializations, with a preference for candidates whose work engages one or more of the following themes: science and technology, colonialism and empire, migration and diaspora, or race and ethnicity. 

The successful applicant will be encouraged to work in collaboration with other ASU faculty members to (1) foster Asia-focused research at the university across its many Schools and in concert with the Asia Center and (2) to sustain and build a robust undergraduate curriculum in Asia studies in connection with degree programs in SHPRS (Asia Studies) and the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), as well minors and certificate programs in Korean Studies and related fields. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in modern Korean history or related discipline by the time of appointment
  • Evidence of research excellence• Demonstrated teaching capacity in modern Korean history and related societies and histories of Asia
  • Evidence of proficiency in the Korean language 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: science and technology, colonialism and empire, migration and diaspora, or race and ethnicity
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities 

Applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/117670, submitting the following materials:

  • A cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests
  • A curriculum vitae 
  • A scholarly writing sample, such as a published article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • A statement (250-300 words) addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence 

 
Further supplemental materials, such as letters of recommendation and sample syllabi, may be requested of the final candidates, but please do not send them in your initial packet. 

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. The cover letter can be addressed to Professor Anna Holian, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: anna.holian@asu.edu. 

Application deadline is December 31, 2022, if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed. A background check is required for employment. 

ASU and the College values its 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. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 
national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.) 

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456. 

Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage. 


  

Visiting Scholar: Interplanetary Initiative Fellowship (Job 119423)

Visiting Scholar: Interplanetary Initiative Fellowship, job# 119423
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University 

The Interplanetary Initiative Fellowship is an annual program that supports bold, interdisciplinary projects and thinkers to further our positive space future. Arizona State University’s Interplanetary Initiative (II), co-founded by President Michael Crow, and Lindy Elkins-Tanton, is a pioneer for integrated research and learning, to investigate, communicate, and define our human space future.  The Fellowship is at the heart of furthering our mission by connecting disciplines and sectors, on Earth and beyond.

Our Fellowship is a 5-month program offered to be completed during a semester, Fall or Spring, (Please Note: We can be flexible with the exact start date. Completing the Fellowship over the Summer only is not allowed) and is a salaried + benefits opportunity offering $32,000 ($2,454.55 biweekly + $5,000 moving stipend + benefits).

This year, the Interplanetary Initiative (II) is partnering with the ASU School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SPHRS) to support a project that addresses the human, social and cultural implications of exploring outer space, such as:

●       The role and influence of religion and spirituality on space exploration: past, present and future 

●       The impact of space exploration on religious and spiritual beliefs and practices on Earth

●       Cross-cultural human origin stories and their relation to our future in space

●       How cultural ideas infuse science and technology and the impact of those ideas on the evolution of humans into space

We are seeking individual projects that strive to forge new areas of scholarship, provide a blueprint for a commonality of purpose that currently does not exist in our terrestrial endeavors, and build the future of humans in space for a bolder and better society.  Projects should offer contributions to space exploration; have a strong connection with positive human futures; and provide innovative, significant, and tangible outcomes.

If appropriate and possible, we will support your project by facilitating interactions with industry experts, and key ASU faculty and external partners.  Depending upon the focus of your proposed project, we may offer speaking opportunities and opportunities to conduct workshops.  Fellowships at the Interplanetary Initiative frequently include the following privileges: a designated desk or office space; access to basic office supplies; use of printers and other shared office equipment; an ASU sun card to access the office, university library, and other amenities; a designated staff contact (this does not include any administrative support); and if applicable access to II’s or other labs.

As a fellow, you are expected to attend major II and SHPRS meetings and events and partake in informal discussions with faculty and/or grad students.  If appropriate, you are encouraged to give seminars, or be a guest lecturer in classes of interest.  Fellows will be required to reside in or around campus, and to work in the office at least two days per week, for two weeks each month.  You will provide biweekly updates of your work and progress to II and SHPRS leadership, sharing ideas and challenges, while receiving constructive input and feedback.  We expect you to have your own laptop, equipment, IT accessories, cell phone, etc., and to complete any applicable training requirements.

The Initiative is willing to sponsor a J-1 exchange visitor visa.

Required Qualifications:

  • We are looking for individuals who have earned a PhD in all relevant disciplines by time of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous work and/or research experience in relevant field

Applicants must apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/119423, submitting the following materials:


  • CV

  • References: (3) contact information only.

  • Detailed project description/proposal:  This should be no more than 3 pages and should include:

    • Description of your proposed research project: Include purpose, audience, methods, and tangible outcomes

    • Timetable and Deliverables: Estimate time periods for each phase of the research proposed, and corresponding deliverables, for the full time period

    • Budget and Justification: In special circumstances, modest research funds are available beyond the stipend. If needed, please add B&J to your project proposal

  • Art or Research Portfolio: If you are in a field producing portfolios, we welcome you to include one in your submission.  However, if you are not, a portfolio is not required.
     
  • Assessment criteria:

    • Alignment with the mission of the Interplanetary Initiative

    • Proposal quality: purpose, scope, impact, feasibility, budget

    • Potential for project to create new collaborative networks

    • Potential for project to increase diversity and bring new audiences to the space sector

Application Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications starting February 5th, 2023 and will continue to review incoming applications on a biweekly basis until the fellowship is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

COVID-19 Vaccination - Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.