Arizona State University — Honors Faculty Fellow

Honors Faculty Fellow
Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: Barrett, The Honors College
Tempe, AZ


Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for two Honors faculty positions. Designated as Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor, and Teaching Professor, our faculty enjoy competitive salaries and generous benefits. The position is non-tenure eligible. The main responsibility of Barrett faculty members involves teaching 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. This discussion-based class requires students’ active participation and focuses on developing their skills in critical thinking and argumentative writing. Also, faculty are expected to mentor students formally by directing and supporting honors theses and creative projects. Faculty also have opportunities to mentor students by leading international and domestic travel programs, guiding independent studies, research and collaborative projects.Faculty are encouraged to mentor students in innovative ways that enrich their honors experience. We invite interested applicants to explore the many ways that Honors Faculty Fellows work with students, from directing them in creative interpretations of ancient Greek dramas, to leading them on study abroad trips, to exploring with them issues of immigration on the Arizona-Mexico border.

Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriching and challenging academic experience that prepares them to become leaders in their communities and active citizens of the world. Incoming Barrett students have an average unweighted GPA of 3.81 and are often in the top ten percent of their high school classes. Our student body is highly diverse, comprising 45% of students from underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities from the U.S. and internationally; and 12% first-generation, with majors across the University. Barrett operates at four ASU campuses throughout the greater Phoenix area and more recently developed a partnership with ASU Online. We anticipate that both positions will be located on the Tempe campus though faculty are expected to teach on other campuses as needed.

We seek to fill two full-time, multi-year faculty positions whose primary responsibility will be to teach multiple sections of the first-year Human Event seminar, with opportunities to teach upper-level honors seminars in the faculty’s area of specialization. The workload is 80% teaching (with a standard teaching load of 4-4) and 20% service. As a multidisciplinary faculty, we welcome applications from candidates with training in any field and an enthusiasm for interdisciplinarity. Barrett values cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community. The position begins August 2023; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.


Required Qualifications:
• A PhD, in hand by June 2023
• Demonstrated record of teaching excellence
• Demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogy and an ability to engage and mentor a diverse student body

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience in leading dynamic, discussion-based classes
• Experience in teaching argumentative writing
• Experience in incorporating interdisciplinary approaches
• Experience in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and learning
• Experience mentoring students in a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities
• Interest in developing international and domestic travel programs
• We welcome applications from all disciplines, and would particularly encourage applicants with training in Arabic Studies, Asian Studies, African Studies, and/or pre-19th century expertise in any discipline

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please include:
(1) A letter of application detailing relevant academic and professional experience including how you would conduct a dynamic and inclusive classroom discussion, and incorporate interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives into your courses
(2) C.V.
(3) Diversity statement
(4) A list of three professional references with contact information

Applications may be submitted through Interfolio at Emailed applications will not be accepted. For position-related assistance with your application, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Mina Suk,

Candidates who advance to the next stage of the recruitment process will be asked to submit sample syllabi for The Human Event, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Further information on the signature Barrett Human Event course can be found at

The application deadline is February 6, 2023 at midnight, Mountain Standard Time.

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