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 23-24 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 online 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.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Religious Studies (Job #128575)

Assistant Teaching Professor of Religious Studies, (Job 128575)
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University (SHPRS) is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. This is an academic-year position within the Religious Studies faculty on the Tempe campus. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. This full-time, benefits-eligible career-track position includes a path to promotion to Associate Teaching Professor and Full Teaching.

The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester, including both introductory and upper-division courses, and will contribute to Religious Studies programming, service, and community. Applicants with the ability to teach Religions of the World; Religion, Culture, and Public Life; Religion in America; American Religious Traditions; and/or Religion and Popular Culture courses are especially welcome. The ability to teach in-person and online formats is required.

Arizona State University, a Research One Institution, is one of the largest universities in the U.S. with approximately 50,000 students on the Tempe Campus; in addition, ASU Online provides accessible, quality education available to approximately 60,000 undergraduate and graduate students around the world. In 2022, ASU was officially named a Hispanic Serving Institution by the US Department of Education, which features centrally in the University’s teaching mission.

ASU’s Tempe Campus is located in the midst of three of the twenty‐two Indigenous communities in Arizona—the Salt River, Gila River, and Ak‐Chin reservations. Tempe is part of the Phoenix metropolitan area, which has excellent museums, restaurants, and professional sports teams. The Sonoran Desert region also includes beautiful natural areas and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

The appointment will be in the Religious Studies faculty of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS), the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The faculty of Religious Studies offers both on‐ground and online undergraduate programs, and has on-ground MA and PhD programs. For more information please see: https://shprs.asu.edu/religiousstudies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Religious Studies (or related disciplines like Anthropology, Sociology, History, Black/African American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, Hispanic/Chicano/Latino Studies, Asian Studies) from an accredited institution by the time of appointment;
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate religious studies or religion courses to a diverse student body;
  • Ability to teach Religions of the World; Religion, Culture, and Public Life; Religion in America; American Religious Traditions; and/or Religion and Popular Culture courses;
  • Ability to teach large-scale on ground and online courses in a large metropolitan university setting;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching large sections of in-person undergraduate courses in religious studies;
  • Experience teaching and mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Experience teaching online undergraduate courses in religious studies;
  • Experience using Canvas as the Learning Management System for undergraduate courses;
  • Pedagogical experience with writing intensive undergraduate courses;
  • Ability to pedagogically innovate and incorporate the latest pedagogical tools and technologies.

To apply, candidates must submit application materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/136611. Application materials should include the following:

  • cover letter, stating qualifications;
  • CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence;
  • names and contact information for three references;
  • evidence of teaching excellence including a teaching statement and up to two syllabi.

The application deadline is January 8th, 2024.  If not filled, applications received thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Evan Berry, at evan.berry@asu.edu.

A background search 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.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy (Job #131067)

Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Job # 131067 
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies 
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 

The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Teaching Professor position beginning August 16, 2024. This is a fixed-term, academic year (nine-month) appointment with no tenure implications. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. This full-time, benefits-eligible career-track position includes a path to promotion to Associate Teaching Professor and Full Teaching Professor. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting The College website and the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies website. 

Areas of Specialization/Competence: Some area of Applied Ethics, such as bioethics or business ethics. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate courses in applied ethics (a 4/4 load), including bioethics and business ethics. The preferred candidate will also be able help us relieve enrollment pressure in other areas, such as environmental ethics, philosophy of science, and introductory logic. These courses will be taught online and in-person with the majority of the load online. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants and graders. This person will also serve the school, college and university in capacities appropriate for the position. Candidates who are non-US citizens must have current authorization to work in the United States. 

Arizona State University is a leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Innovation and research with potential for real-world impact are central values. 

Arizona State University is also strongly committed to diversifying its faculty. We thus welcome and encourage applications from people who identify as belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in professional philosophy. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • PhD or equivalent in Philosophy or related discipline by the time of appointment 
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching applied ethics courses 
  • Demonstrated potential for online teaching. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses in business ethics, bioethics, or environmental ethics 
  • Experience teaching online undergraduate courses 
  • Readiness to participate in service activities in the school, college, and university 

To apply, please go to https://apply.interfolio.com/138885 to electronically submit the required application materials. Applications received by March 1, 2024, will receive full consideration, while applications received thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool will be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. 

Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Peter de Marneffe at demarneffe@asu.edu

Candidates are asked to submit, with the applicant’s last name in each uploaded file: 

  • a cover letter, stating qualifications 
  • a CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence (ABD must include the extent to which the doctoral requirements have been completed and the expected date of completion of the remaining requirements) 
  • contact information for at least three letters of reference 
  • evidence of potential for excellence in teaching 
  • a statement of teaching philosophy 

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. (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.