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 2021-22 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 on September 1, 2021 and will continue on the15th 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.

ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The university offers applicants an opportunity to voluntarily self-disclose information for its affirmative action plan. The job number must be included when completing the EEO Survey.

Assistant Professor, tenure track (Job 16910)

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) seeks an early-career scholar who investigates the history of Indigenous Peoples of the “North American West.” We are defining the region in its broadest terms, cultural, geographic, and political. We include the entire western region of North America, a geographic focus that transcends national boundaries, to include borderlands and diasporic communities. Scholars whose work engages one or more of the following themes are particularly encouraged to apply: migration and diasporic communities, kinship, sovereignty, race and ethnicity, and/or gender. We are especially interested in applicants who are reflective about their methodologies in ways likely to engage both public and academic audiences – that is, scholars who can lead conversations not only about what we know but about how we know it. We wish to hire a scholar who will be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, engaging a diverse student audience across multiple learning platforms to provide exemplary teaching, research, and community engagement.

The full-time, academic year, tenure-eligible appointment will begin in fall of 2022 and includes a 2/2 teaching load. The successful candidate will be required to teach courses both in their area of research and as required by the major or graduate programs. They will also be required to render service to the university, to the academic profession, and to the public. 


Required Qualifications:

A PhD in History or Indigenous Studies with an emphasis in history by the time of the appointment.

Evidence of research excellence in the field of Indigenous history.

Demonstrated ability to teach a diverse student body.

Scholarship and service that reflects a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of people, both academic and non-academic.

Ability or willingness to teach online.


Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated interest in one or more of the following: migration and diasporic communities, kinship, sovereignty, race and ethnicity, and/or gender.


Arizona State University, a Research One Institution, is one of the largest universities in the U.S. with approximately 41,000 undergraduate and 9,000 graduate students at the Main campus in Tempe, one of several communities that constitute metropolitan Phoenix. These communities provide excellent museums and restaurants and several professional sports teams. Phoenix also includes beautiful natural areas suitable for outdoor recreation.


The appointment will be in the History faculty of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS), the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities at ASU, located in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. History offers both on-ground and online undergraduate and graduate (MA) programs, as well as an interdisciplinary PhD. For more information please see: https://shprs.asu.edu/history.


ASU’s 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. Therefore, SHPRS is dedicated to teaching Indigenous history, philosophy, and religion, supporting Native students, and collaborating with Indigenous nations in the region to protect Native sovereignty. The history faculty is committed to public facing scholarship that engages these issues.  


To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/95219 submitting the following:

A letter of application stating their qualifications;

a CV clearly identifying areas of specialization;

name and contact information for three references;

a statement (250-300 words) addressing how their past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Further supplemental materials, such as evidence of teaching effectiveness, may be requested of the final candidates, but please do not send them in your initial packet.


The applicant’s last name must appear in the name of each document that is uploaded as part of the dossier. The cover letter may be addressed to Dr. Katherine M.B. Osburn, Search Committee Chair, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287.  Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at Katherine.Osburn@asu.edu.


Application deadline is November 7, 2021. If not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.


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.
 

Gurudev Kanjiswami Postdoctoral Scholar (Job 17132)

Gurudev Kanjiswami Postdoctoral Scholar, Job #17132   
School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies
Arizona State University

The Religious Studies Faculty in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for the Gurudev Kanjiswami Postdoctoral Scholar in Jain studies, beginning July 16, 2022. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, fiscal-year appointment (July 1 – June 30). Renewal up to three years is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of funding, and the needs of the program.
 
The successful candidate is required to have completed a Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education in a field related to the academic study of Jain traditions by the time of appointment and demonstrate strong evidence of (or the potential for) excellence in research and teaching related to this academic field. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of their doctoral degree. Candidates who are non-US citizens must have current authorization to work in the United States.

Desired qualifications may include research on Jain traditions and formations as they intersect with a focus on history, contemporary issues, anthropological, sociological, and religious studies’ approaches exploring Jain communities and practices in South Asia and the world. Research themes may include religious nationalism, minority politics, caste, race, social justice, gender, health, environment, migration, diaspora, global networks, and/or media politics.  Additional desired qualifications include evidence of academic engagement through research, grants, publications, conference presentations, and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success while working with broadly diverse student populations. Sand teaching. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses (6 credits) per semester, which may include undergraduate and/or graduate classes both online and in-person. In addition to courses providing a core understanding of Jain traditions, others may involve the postdoctoral scholar’s area of specialization and general religious studies interests, allowing the postdoc to reach a broader audience. The postdoc will also conduct research and publish scholarship.    

To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/101160 submitting the following materials: 1) a letter of application, outlining teaching and research interests; 2) a statement addressing how the candidate’s past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU's commitment to inclusive excellence; 3) syllabi for two undergraduate courses the successful candidate is prepared to teach; 4) a curriculum vitae; and 5) complete contact information for three references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit an academic writing sample. Question about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Juliane Schober at J.Schober@asu.edu.
Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2022 and will continue weekly until an appointment has been made. 

ASU encourages and values a diverse workforce. The College values ASU’s 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.  

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 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.

 
 

Philosophy Lecturer (Job 17136)

Lecturer, job #17136
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Arizona State University

The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (SHPRS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible lecturer position beginning August 2022.

Subsequent academic-year renewals are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the school. Learn more about what we have to offer by visiting The College's website and the website of the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies.

Areas of Specialization: Open. Areas of Competence: Applied Ethics. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching a range of undergraduate courses. The preferred candidate will be able to teach many of the following courses: bioethics, existentialism, applied ethics, environmental ethics, philosophy of sport, business and professional ethics, introduction to ethics, introduction to philosophy, and history of modern philosophy. These courses will be taught online and in-person with the majority of the load online. The teaching load is 4/4: four courses per semester, and two semesters per academic year. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent advanced degree in Philosophy by the time of appointment.

  • Competence to teach applied ethics as well as several of the other courses listed

    above

  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching

    Desired qualifications:

  • Experience creating curriculum, including lectures, formative and summative assessments, and online or classroom activities

  • Experience teaching online, with demonstrated commitment to serving and understanding the particular needs of online students

  • Experience using technology to engage students and assess learning in large courses (e.g., response/polling systems, VR/AR simulations, smart whiteboards)

  • Experience using a learning management system (such as Blackboard or Canvas) for quizzes, discussions, assignments, or other forms of interaction to support learning

  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented student populations or reaching out to diverse communities

  • Experience supervising and mentoring teaching assistants and graders

This is a fixed-term, nine-month academic-year (August 16 – May 15) appointment

with no tenure implications.

Arizona State University is a leading public university committed to inclusion and

excellence in research and education. Arizona State University is also strongly

committed to diversifying its faculty.

  • Participation in the growth of future programs (e.g., a certificate or an MA in applied ethics)

  • Ability to many of the courses listed above
    To apply, click here http://apply.interfolio.com/101322 to electronically submit required

    application materials.

    Materials shall include:

  1. a cover letter

  2. a comprehensive curriculum vitae

  3. three letters of reference

  4. a teaching statement

  5. evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, sample

    assessments, sample lessons/videos, etc.)

  6. a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity

    and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence

    douglas.portmore@asu.edu

Application deadline is February 27, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed weekly in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

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.

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. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and ASU title IX. 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.

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Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded filename. Cover letter can be

addressed to Doug Portmore, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position

should be directed to the search committee chair at:

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 17141)

Assistant Professor in History, job#17141
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) seeks an early‐career scholar whose work investigates gender and/or sexuality in modern (19th ‐ 20th century) Latin America, the Caribbean, or the Latinx United States. We are especially interested in scholars who take a transnational approach to their research and teaching.

We wish to hire a scholar who will thrive in a multi‐disciplinary environment to provide exemplary teaching, research, and community engagement. The ideal applicant will be reflective about their methodologies, able to engage both public and academic audiences, and prepared to work with a diverse set of students across multiple learning modalities.

The full‐time, academic year, tenure‐eligible appointment will begin in fall of 2022 and includes a 2/2 teaching load. The successful candidate will be required to teach courses both in their area of research and as required by the major or graduate programs. They will also be required to render service to the university, to the academic profession, and to the public.

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD in History or related discipline by the time of the appointment.
  • Evidence of research excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a diverse student body.
  • Scholarship and service that reflect a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • The ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of people, both academic and non‐academic.
  • Ability or willingness to teach both online and in‐person


Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in one or more of the following: empire, migration, diasporic communities, race and ethnicity.

Arizona State University, a Research One Institution, is one of the largest universities in the U.S. with approximately 41,000 undergraduate and 9,000 graduate students at the Main campus in Tempe, AZ. ASU Online provides accessible, quality education available to all with approximately 40,00 undergraduate and 14,000 graduate students.

Tempe, AZ is one of several communities that constitute metropolitan Phoenix. These communities provide excellent museums and restaurants and several professional sports teams. Phoenix also includes beautiful natural areas suitable for outdoor recreation.

The appointment will be in the History faculty of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS), the largest transdisciplinary school in the humanities at ASU, located

in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. History offers both on‐ground and online undergraduate and graduate (MA) programs, as well as an interdisciplinary PhD. For more information please see: https://shprs.asu.edu/history.

ASU’s 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. Therefore, SHPRS is dedicated to teaching Indigenous history, philosophy, and religion, supporting Native students, and collaborating with Indigenous nations in the region to protect Native sovereignty. The history faculty is committed to public facing scholarship that engages these issues.

To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online
at http://apply.interfolio.com/101448 submitting the following:

  • A letter of application stating their qualifications;
  • a CV clearly identifying areas of specialization;
  • name and contact information for three references;
  • a statement (250‐300 words) addressing how their past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.


Further supplemental materials, such as evidence of teaching effectiveness, may be requested of the final candidates, but please do not send them in your initial packet.
The applicant’s last name must appear in the name of each document that is uploaded as part of the dossier. The cover letter may be addressed to Dr. Julian Lim, Search Committee Chair, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at jlim42@asu.edu.

Application deadline is March 3, 2022. If not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

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.
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, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 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.