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Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Science, Technology & Equity
Job #12536

Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) and the Center for Gender and Equity in Science and Technology (CGEST) seek an associate or full professor (tenured) who works at the intersection of science, technology and innovation with a dedicated scholarly interest in issues of race, gender, and economic inclusion. 

We seek a senior faculty leader who brings sophisticated empirical methods and tools together with demonstrated scholarly commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion in issues of science, technology, and innovation.  We especially seek candidates whose expertise applies intersectionality – conceived briefly as an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the roles of unique and overlapping aspects of identities and cultures – as both a theory and a methodology. Ideally, candidates will have experience working and collaborating with under-represented communities and skills in guiding and mentoring students and early career researchers toward outcomes with sustained impact.

In addition to being a tenured member of the SFIS faculty, the successful candidate will also be appointed as associate director of CGEST and will co-lead the research endeavors and support the vision of the Center.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and collaborative research program; teach and mentor students; participate in professional and university service; and engage stakeholders. In particular, the successful candidate will coordinate student and early career researchers, ASU collaborators and external partners to advance an already thriving research portfolio.

Required: PhD or doctoral equivalent in an appropriate field.  Experience in applying for, receiving, and managing externally sponsored research at significant scale. Experience engaging with stakeholders inside and outside the university and working with under-represented communities. Skills in teaching and mentoring students and early career researchers. Commitment to equity, justice and sustainability and to sophisticated empirical methods.  Ability to communicate in and across multiple epistemic cultures.

Desired:  Experience collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines to grow dynamic research and academic programs. A compelling vision for integrating concerns of equity, justice and sustainability into research and/or research training.

Among the newest elements of ASU’s approach to building a “New American University” (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/), SFIS (sfis.asu.edu) provides robust opportunities for intellectual fusion, use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and centers. SFIS hosts a comprehensive set of graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates.  Collaborative opportunities will exist with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO; www.cspo.org) - consistently ranked one of the top science and technology policy think tanks in the world – and the emerging Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society.

The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology (cgest.asu.edu) aims to create an interdisciplinary, racially-ethnically diverse community of scholars, students, policy makers, and practitioners who explore, identify, and ultimately create innovative scholarship about and best practices for under-represented girls and women in STEM. To do so, the CGEST maintains a portfolio of activities, including designing and implementing STEM education programs in and outside of schools, hosting regular professional development conferences for under-represented scholars and industry professionals in STEM, and conducting empirical and theoretical research about socio-cultural structures in STEM, their effects, and successful levers on those systems. CGEST maintains a multi-million dollar external-funded research profile and both a Tempe, Arizona and Washington, D.C. presence.

To apply, please submit: 1) a detailed cover letter that includes a description of the applicant's research and teaching interests and administrative experience (limited to 4 pages); 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF document to sfis@asu.edu referencing Job #12536. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2018 and, if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity (see ASU’s Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policy at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html). 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 (see ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


Tenure track Assistant Professor in Futures
School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Job 12499

Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS; sfis.asu.edu) is seeking applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of futures, including foresight, anticipation, and future studies.

We seek an outstanding individual who is adept across domains of scholarship, educational activities, and public and policy engagement. While specific foci are open, the ideal candidate is both a scholar and practitioner of foresight methods. Expertise should include scholarship in best practices, evaluation techniques, new pedagogies, methodological invention and innovation, organizational learning, and capacity building. Applicants should have experience or strong interest in reaching a wide variety of audiences with futures thinking, including undergraduate and graduate students, professional and scholarly audiences, policy makers and members of the general public.

In accord with the ASU Charter and design aspirations of a New American University, we seek a dynamic scholar and educator who will pursue use-inspired research that transcends disciplinary boundaries and who will engage effectively with broad communities to both serve and transform society at all levels. The individual’s work should be consistent with the School’s commitment to the idea that “the future is for everyone.”

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independently funded and collaboratively oriented research program; teach and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels; participate in professional and university service; and engage stakeholders within and outside the university.

The successful candidate will share in responsibilities for shaping the curriculum for anticipatory and futures thinking within the School. The candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the scholarly, educational and engagement efforts of the Center for the Study of Futures within the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society.

Required: A PhD or other appropriate terminal degree in a relevant area; Evidence of ability to inspire and instruct learners from diverse backgrounds; Ability to communicate in and across multiple disciplinary cultures; Experience with the application and use of foresight methods in diverse organizational settings and among diverse communities.

Desired: Experience in developing new methodological and pedagogical approaches to exploring alternative futures and transformative strategies; Experience designing courses, curricula, and/or professional training for diverse audiences; Demonstrated capacity for independent, well-regarded knowledge generation; Experience collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines to grow dynamic academic programs.

As the newest element of ASU’s approach to building a “New American University” (http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/), SFIS (sfis.asu.edu) provides robust opportunities for intellectual fusion, use-inspired research, and global engagement via ongoing projects and centers. SFIS hosts a variety of graduate degrees including a Ph.D. in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, a Master of Science and Technology Policy, and a Master of Science in Global Technology and Development, as well as an undergraduate major, minor and certificate in Innovation in Society.

To apply, please submit: 1) a detailed cover letter that includes a description of the applicant's research and teaching interests and experience (limited to 4 pages); 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF document to sfis@asu.edu. Review of applications will begin September 4, 2018 if not filled, a review will occur every Friday thereafter until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity (see ASU’s Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policy at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html). 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 (see ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please visit ASU job search site for faculty, staff or student positions.

Part-Time Coordinator (DC-based)

43387BR
This job is part-time and located in Washington DC.

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) is searching for a half-time (50% FTE) Marketing and Student Recruitment Specialist to help recruit students for its existing and future graduate courses and training programs at ASU’s Washington DC location. SFIS houses a set of graduate degree programs, including the PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, the Master of Science and Technology Policy, the Master of Science in Global Technology and Development, and the Master of Arts in Applied Ethics and the Professions. The successful candidate will plan, organize and coordinate graduate student recruitment functions, including recruitment campaigns and events, cultivating community partnerships, and supporting students, faculty and staff to ensure that recruitment goals and educational objectives are accomplished in accordance with School priorities.

Salary Range: $15,908 - $22,000 per year at 20 hours per week; DOE
Close Date: 06-August-2018

Essential Duties

  • Develop, coordinate and implement strategic plans for recruitment of graduate students in coordination with The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) Recruitment Coordinator and The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) Leadership.
  • Coordinate on-site and off-site recruitment programs and events within the SFIS recruiting strategy.
  • Serve as point of contact for prospective students and act as a liaison with the community, students, faculty and staff in facilitating the recruitment plan.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with community partners in area agencies, associations, non-profits, corporations and universities identified in the strategic plans.
  • Develop, plan, and organize recruitment drives, open house and events utilizing multiple and creative channels of communications and media platforms to reach target students.
  • Maintain contacts with prospective students; assist with admission process and registration procedures; and respond to student questions and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate the development and distribution of recruitment items, brochures and documents in coordination with the SFIS Marketing team.
  • Support internal faculty and external instructors in the promotion and administration of graduate courses and training programs.
  • Assist in the ongoing evaluation, assessment and adjustment of the strategic plans.
  • Maintain good working relationships with Washington and Tempe based staff in terms of use of facilities and services for the smooth and successful administration of the courses and programs.
  • Represent the graduate courses and programs in external meetings, events and seminars.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in effective marketing research and strategic communication.
  • Experience with Washington, DC area agencies, associations, non-profits, corporations and academic institutions.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication and outreach to diverse audience.
  • Experience in processing, tracking and maintaining administrative and financial documents and records preferably in an educational setting.
  • Experience in providing support to student and staff and problem solving and decision making under tight deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining constructive working relationships within and outside organization.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access), Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, etc.), Salesforce, electronic databases and social media

Apply through Careers at ASU at https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant by searching Requisition # 43387BR. Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated. Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


SolarSPELL Library Specialist

42966BR
Campus: Tempe
Library Specialist

Job Description

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University is seeking a Library Specialist to oversee the digital library repository for the Solar Powered Educational Learning Library (SolarSPELL) program. SolarSPELL is a ruggedized, portable solar-powered digital library over an off-line WiFi hotspot, designed to simulate an online experience. SolarSPELL’s goal is to provide relevant, localized educational content, in the form of an offline digital library, to resource-constrained locations around the world. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a team that brings localized, relevant digital libraries to places that have never had libraries before.

Making use of open access educational resources across a range of topics, and ever-smaller and more efficient technology, SolarSPELL provides an all-in-one kit, ready to be deployed with minimal training or maintenance required for start-up and continued operation. Our team includes university students, librarians, faculty and staff, and our model involves partnering with locally-based development-minded organizations. We provide local training to our in-field implementation partners, in a train-the-trainers model, as well as ongoing support post-implementation. To measure SolarSPELL’s impact and facilitate process improvement, we conduct on-site research and evaluation. This feedback from implementation partners and local community members is directly incorporated into updated library versions.

Job Family
Library & Museum
Department Name
Sch Future of Innov in Society
Full-Time/Part-Time
Full-Time
VP Code
EXEC VP/PROVOST
Scope of Search
Open
Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
Salary Range
$26,640 - $37,000 per year; DOE
Close Date
27-July-2018
Category
02

Essential Duties

  • Design and implement a metadata tagging/cataloguing system for a digital library repository
  • Conduct an initial educational content needs assessment based on current library resources
  • Review existing library resources to tag and catalogue in accordance with established standards
  • Manage and oversee content additions to existing library versions
  • Review, vet, and resolve any issues related to content curated by ASU students and field partners
  • Ensure that there are no duplicate materials, preserve consistency of labeling and cataloguing materials
  • Input new curated content into the appropriate library management software
  • Oversee creation of new library versions, establish parameters for curating content appropriate to the region, user age range, and reading level
  • Curate content to meet specific region/subject matter needs
  • Engage in ongoing education and research to remain current on copyright standards and open-access materials
  • Design and lead content curation workshops for new SolarSPELL members
  • Analyze statistical data from library usage tracking software, and report key findings to guide revisions to existing library versions
  • Assist in specialized administrative or technical projects as assigned
  • Maintain consistent communication with SolarSPELL team and ASU libraries

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree AND 1 year prior library experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a degree in Library Sciences
  • One year (1 year) related library experience
  • Experience cataloguing and metadata tagging digital content
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright standards
  • Working experience with open access materials preferred
  • Experience curating audience-specific content (content for targeted age range, reading level, and localized resources based on region)
  • Demonstrated knowledge with open access search platforms
  • Experience working independently, detail-oriented approach
  • Experience thinking critically and provide solutions to issues as they arise
  • Evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills

Working Environment

  • Some activities are performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, and walking
  • Lift up to 25 pounds
  • Communicate verbally and in writing to perform essential duties
  • Receive regular review of completed tasks
  • May oversee assignments to student workers to ensure timely completion and/or to provide guidance or assistance to questions
  • Work primarily done on a computer using multiple software programs.
  • Possibility of international travel exists, depending upon employee’s interests

Department Statement

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) recognizes that

  • Innovation is a complex system in which both social and technical elements and their interactions are crucial in creating desired outcomes;
  • Knowledge – its creation, its dissemination, and its validation – is an essential component to addressing contemporary challenges; and
  • Future-making needs to be a more interdisciplinary, more anticipatory, and more democratic practice.

The mission of SFIS will be to develop and extend these ideas.  We will bring these ideas and the content, skills and dispositions that surround them to new audiences, through new modes of instruction, and at a larger scale.  In particular, the School will refine its instruction to address the needs of particular audiences in particular careers and career stages. SFIS is launching with a set of already-existing graduate degree programs, including the PhD in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (HSD), the Master of Science and Technology Policy (MSTP), the Master of Science in Global Technology and Development (GTD), and the Master of Arts in Applied Ethics and the Professions (AEP) as well as the  BA/BS/Minor in Innovation in Society.  Within a few short years, we plan to introduce additional undergraduate and graduate programs.

 
ASU Statement

Arizona State University 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 90,000 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.

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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.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

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.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


Please visit ASU job search site for faculty, staff or student positions. 

 

 

 

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