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Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 12:02 AM


Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett faculty members are Honors Faculty Fellows designated as Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits. The main responsibility of Barrett faculty members rests on the teaching of a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar, The Human Event, in which students examine primary materials reflecting diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty teach upper-division seminars and mentor honors students through independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other scholarly endeavors.

Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens of the world. Typical incoming students at Barrett are in the top five percent of their high school classes.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2018; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD, in hand by June 2018, in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We seek applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address and reflect the diversity of our student population and who enhance the diversity of our faculty. Desirable candidates would augment existing areas of specialization and/or geographic focus of current faculty. While we welcome applications from candidates in any field, those specializing in African/Africana studies, Latina/o and Hispanic studies, Native American studies, and STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first and second semesters of The Human Event (HON 171 & HON 272), and a list of readings for both. Further information on this course can be found at

Please send your applications materials, formatted as .pdf files, to:

Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Aviva Dove-Viebahn, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on January 16, 2018.

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.

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