ASU West Campus
This position will contribute to the School of Mathematical & Natural Science’s programs in environmental science, biology, and toxicology. We are hiring a full-time, benefits-eligible, and open-rank tenure/tenured-track position with broad interdisciplinary expertise in fields broadly relevant to marine science (including but not limited to fields such as ecology, ecotoxicology, organismal biology, environmental, microbial ecology, conservation, etc.) that complements or supplements existing strengths in the unit.
About the School:
The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (https://newcollege.asu.edu/smns) at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Our School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences.
ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world applications blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth-largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the communities it serves.
Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.
Essential Functions of the Position:
- Establish a vigorous, externally-funded program of research in relevant areas, in which undergraduate students can participate
- Teach both general and specified courses in relevant areas
- Teach and mentor students from diverse populations
- Contribute service to the university and profession
- Doctorate or terminal degree in Marine Biology or related field at time of hire
- Experience in fields broadly relevant to marine science, including but not limited to fields such as ecology, ecotoxicology, organismal biology, environmental science, microbial ecology, conservation, etc.
- Demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring students in research in relevant area
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students, non-traditional, and low-income college students, and those from under-represented minorities.
- Evidence of experience in teaching and/or course development at the college level
- Demonstrated contribution of service to profession and university, commensurate with the candidate’s current rank
- Interest in establishing an interdisciplinary research program through collaborative efforts
- Record of publications in relevant area, commensurate with the candidate’s current rank
- Record of grant writing (including proposals funded, submitted, and unfunded) in relevant area, commensurate with the candidate’s current rank
The initial application deadline is November 7, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. 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. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact [email protected].
Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at the time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to apply.interfolio.com/131522.
Applications must contain:
- Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter
- Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
- One-page statement of current and future research objectives
- One-page statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc.
- Unofficial graduate transcripts
- Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.
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/.)
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