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Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, Data and Society

Arizona State University
Jefferson Manor, VA
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Position Title:

Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, Data and Society


ASU's West Campus

Position Type:

Career track, year to year

Open Date:

November 9, 2022

Position Description:

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor of Data and Society. This new faculty member will contribute primarily to our online and campus-based programs.

We are seeking a scholar who has experience working and teaching students across disciplines. An ideal candidate understands the relationship between social institutions and networked digital systems, as well as experience using and teaching social science-based approaches to data science. The applicant would be expected to teach required courses in the master's programs, including those in digital methods, data wrangling, communicating data science, theories of data and society, or other courses. The current graduate curriculum may be found at The expected teaching load is four courses each semester.

We draw students from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines and prefer applicants who can demonstrate teaching approaches that effectively engage emerging scholars from a diversity of backgrounds and disciplinary training. Our hope is to find a dedicated teacher-scholar who is passionate about building a new cadre of researchers and professionals in our existing graduate programs and contributing to future curricular initiatives.

About the School:

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and programs, including those in Social Data Science and Cognitive Data Science. It participates in a college-wide collaboration around Biological, Behavioral, Computational, and Critical (B2C2) Data Initiative.

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is one of the schools within ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. More information about the School can be found at and more information about the New College can be found at

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 application 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

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.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

Teach four courses each semester, online and on campus.
Mentor graduate students.
Update courses to ensure that they represent the state of the art in the field.
Participate in faculty governance related to the program.


Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in the Social Sciences, Information and Computer Sciences, or cognate field.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated teaching excellence and innovation in social data science or related areas
Application of high-quality pedagogical techniques and technologies to encourage active learning, in online and offline graduate courses
Knowledge of technical data science approaches, including coding in python, data cleaning, data management, and data visualization
Research experiences that demonstrate the application of data science methods to investigate social platforms, policies, organizations, or sociotechnical systems more broadly
A continued commitment to developing as a teacher-scholar
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is December 31, 2022 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

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications;
Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
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)
A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion;

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 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.

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