Director and Professor with Tenure
|Job category||Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent|
|AOS||Philosophy of Politics|
Philosophy of Action
Philosophy of Social Science
Social and Political Philosophy
|AOC||Philosophy of Politics|
Philosophy of Social Science
Social and Political Philosophy
|Organization's reference number||CLAS_SCETL|
|Location||Tempe, Arizona, United States|
|Start date||January 1, 2024 or July 1, 2024|
Arizona State University invites applications for a Director of the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL). The successful candidate will also be named the Lincoln Professor in Leadership and American Civic Ideals. In this role, you will lead a multidisciplinary community of scholars and students who pursue collaborative and innovative approaches for teaching and scholarship, grounded in a classical liberal arts education resonating with the principles of America’s founders. This is an opportunity for an accomplished and creative leader with the experience to develop and implement a strategic vision for a growing academic unit at an AAU University. ASU’s charter and goals prioritize student success, public engagement, and use-inspired as well as scholarly research.
Reporting to the Dean of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Director will foster growth and innovation in the School’s research and teaching missions, working to attract, develop, and retain exceptional faculty members. Key goals also include promoting excellence in the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs; developing interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives; advancing entrepreneurial opportunities; enhancing relations with partners and public within and beyond the university community; and contributing to a university-wide culture that fosters intellectual inclusive excellence. These goals reflect the design aspirations of the “New American University” that infuse decision-making across ASU’s in-person and online operations, currently serving over 170,000 students.
SCETL is an academic unit reporting to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and sits administratively in The College’s division of Social Sciences. It has an annual operating budget of $5.8 million. The School has 13 tenured/tenure-track faculty, two professors of practice, three teaching and clinical professors, as well as 16 staff members. The School offers bachelor’s degrees in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, a master’s degree in Liberal Education and Leadership and a certificate in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. These degree programs are anchored within four fundamental tracks in the School: moral and political thought; American political thought; economic thought and political economy; and leadership and statesmanship for the 21st Century. More information on the degree programs is available at: https://scetl.asu.edu/degree-programs. Current enrollments include 11 MA students, approximately 65 undergraduate majors and 1000 students enrolled in SCETL’s courses for Fall 2023.
The Social Sciences at ASU are ranked third nationally in recent National Science Foundation HERD rankings. The School hosts two vibrant centers, the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty and the Center for Political Thought and Leadership; the latter focuses on civic outreach to the broader Arizona and American communities. The School also hosts one of the most robust public lecture series in the country. The College and University value our cultural and intellectual diversity among students, faculty and staff, and continually strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.
professor with tenure
programs, from strategic visioning to program assessment and budgeting
program, or institute beyond departmental leadership roles.
working successfully with university administration and leaders
potential donors, alumni, and the broader community
The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024, with the possibility of a start date as early as January 1, 2024. Salary and start-up funding will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Consideration of applications will begin on September 23, 2023, and will be evaluated every two weeks thereafter until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically the following materials: 1) a cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information (email and phone) for four references to http://apply.interfolio.com/129795.
Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Search Committee Chair Patrick Kenney at [email protected].
The search committee proposes to conduct preliminary interviews remotely with long-listed candidates after September 23, 2023. All applications will be treated confidentially until shortlisted candidates are invited to campus visits.
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, 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.
|How to apply|
Electronic submissions only.
|Web address to apply||http://apply.interfolio.com/129795|
|Deadline for full consideration:||
September 23, 2023, 11:59am MST
(applications under review)
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Contact name||Patrick Kenney|
|Time created||August 11, 2023, 5:54pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||February 5, 2024, 8:51pm MST|
|Last updated||August 11, 2023, 5:54pm UTC|
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