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Teaching Assistant Professor - History and Philosophy of Science

APA departmental services program School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Tempe, Arizona, United States
Start date August 16, 2024
Job description

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-eligible Teaching Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. Subsequent academic year renewals are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. The successful candidate will teach large enrollment, undergraduate courses, such as History of Biology (BIO 316/HPS 330), History of Medicine (BIO 318/HPS 331), History of Science (HPS 322 and 323), Biology and Society (BIO 311/HPS 340), both in-person and online. They will contribute to curriculum development, supervise and mentor graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate students in research. This person will also serve the school, college, and university in capacities appropriate for the position. 

The successful candidate will join a substantial and vibrant scholarly community engaged with issues at the intersection of biology and society, including through undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The School of Life Sciences is distinguished by its commitment to interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching, diversity, inclusion, and student success. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Life Sciences have to offer by visiting thecollege.asu.edu/faculty and sols.asu.edu. Arizona State University is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, rethinking university education, and integrating excellence in research and teaching. The university has been ranked #1 for innovation by the US News & World Report for the past nine years. ASU’s location offers the resources of a major metropolitan area (5+ million) in a state with spectacular natural scenery and recreational areas, sublime winters, and a culturally rich population.

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent advanced degree in History of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, or closely related field by time of appointment.
  • College or university teaching experience in one or more of the following subjects: history of biology, history of medicine, biology and society, history and philosophy of science, or a closely related subject.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the ASU Charter.

Desired qualifications:

  • Two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Experience creating courses, including lectures, formative and summative assessments, and classroom activities.
  • Experience teaching asynchronous, online courses.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the particular needs of students in asynchronous, online courses.
  • Experience teaching large courses that use interactive techniques for engaging students and assessing their learning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in teaching History of Medicine.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in teaching Bioethics.
  • Experience mentoring and supervising teaching assistants.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduates in research projects.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate STEM majors
  • Evidence of successful collaborative activities with other faculty and staff, especially in the biological sciences.
  • Participation in the higher education community and professional development activities (e.g., authoring educational or scientific publications, presenting at conferences, attending workshops, etc.).

Application Instructions:

To apply, please click http://apply.interfolio.com/143046 to submit required application materials electronically. Materials shall include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Comprehensive curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching statement that incorporates specific examples of ways you aspire to excellence and innovation (e.g., successes with creative instructional techniques or approaches; engagement in professional development activities and how they have changed your teaching practices and outcomes)
  4. Sample syllabus for a course appropriate to this position
  5. Names and contact info (including email address) for 3 references who may be contacted at a later stage of consideration.

All applications must be submitted electronically. Application deadline is April 19, 2024. If not filled, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Please direct any questions to the hiring committee co-chairs, Richard Creath ([email protected]) and Kate MacCord ([email protected]).

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 be considered without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full nondiscrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at 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
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/143046
Deadline for full consideration: April 19, 2024, 11:59pm MST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://sols.asu.edu
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Scheduled expiry date September 22, 2024, 11:09pm MST
Last updated March 27, 2024, 8:02pm UTC
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