Title Assistant Professor, Public & Applied Humanities (TE)
Department Humanities Administration (0427)
Location Main Campus
The Department of Public &Applied Humanities at the University of Arizona is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The top candidate will be able to contribute expertise, leadership, and imagination to the department’s efforts to theorize and prefigure responses to the future of the human being.
Candidates should be highly collaborative, exploratory, and hardworking, with a humanities-oriented research specialization in one or more of the following areas: the environment (natural or built), fabrication (material, biological, electronic), health (cellular, systemic, societal), technology (digital, analog, biological), or storytelling (place-based and/or digital). Experience with and an understanding of international and/or foreign language content creation, or Indigenous/First Nations/Native lifeways will be of particular interest given the Department’s institutional and geographic location.
The teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as curricular design and program innovation.
The Department of Public & Applied Humanities is one of 18 units in the University of Arizona’s College of Humanities. Public & Applied Humanities offers Bachelor Degree options in Applied Humanities and World Literature; a Master’s Degree in Second Language Learning and Educational Technology; and a Graduate Certificate in Language Program Administration. The Department works to translate the personal enrichment characteristic of humanities study into public enrichment and the direct and tangible improvement of the human condition. Through research-driven, collaborative, and publicly facing projects built to explore and enhance life in the community and beyond, our students and scholars convert understanding into action for the measurable betterment of society. The Department is fundamentally experimental, entrepreneurial, and transdisciplinary, and focuses on public and private opportunities that straddle disciplinary boundaries.
The Department of Public & Applied Humanities strongly supports the University of Arizona’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives, which are designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the Department and the University.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
Maintain an active research agenda;
Teach two courses per semester;
Engage in Departmental, College, and University service and outreach;
Contribute to curriculum development and program building;
Recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students;
Help expand collaborations with community partners;
Contribute to University of Arizona initiatives focused on fostering diversity and inclusive excellence, enhancing student engagement, and mentoring students including those from underrepresented backgrounds;
Participate in departmental and college-wide activities such as commencement and homecoming.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Outstanding research skills;
Diverse and demonstrated pedagogical knowledge and experience;
Superior communication and collaboration skills;
Knowledge of and experience with interdisciplinary and applied/public facing projects and programs
Ph.D. or equivalent in hand at the time of appointment;
Demonstrated trajectory toward excellence in research, evidenced by publication in academic journals and books, sponsored research, and/or other suitable research and impact metrics in one or more of the specialization areas listed under the position summary;
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, as indicated by course evaluations, teaching awards, or other metrics in one or more of the specialization areas listed under the position summary.
Record of high quality research published in leading academic journals and presses;
Evidence of ability to secure external funding;
Evidence of innovative and multidisciplinary public facing and/or applied projects;
Experience with digital media production, maker spaces, or other creative content development.
Demonstrated excellence with online/hybrid teaching; multimedia technology, and an aptitude for teaching large lecture courses.
Experience using innovative teaching methods and/or curricular design to effectively engage a diverse student body.
Interest and/or experience with digital humanities.
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F21576
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/12/2019
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates
Department Head Judd Ruggill [log in to unmask]
Open Date 08/30/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/01/2018
Special Instructions Summary
Please note: You will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within your application. The three professional references that you list will receive an email upon the successful submission of your application. This email will ask your references to provide a letter of reference for you.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
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* Will you have a PhD in a related field by time of appointment?
Documents Needed to Apply
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research Interests
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