Deadline to Apply: May 18, 2024

Organization/Company Name: School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

The School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University invites applications for Faculty Associate positions for the 2024 – 2025 academic year. Faculty Associates are part-time adjunct faculty hired on a one-semester, renewable contract to teach one or two courses (not to exceed 0.40 FTE) per semester, either in person or online.

Faculty Associate positions are fixed-term appointments that are not eligible for benefits, sabbaticals, or tenure. Salary is based on qualifications and assigned teaching load. Official transcripts are required prior to employment. Individuals employed as Faculty Associates may not hold multiple, non-benefits eligible appointments at Arizona State University.

For this position, we seek to attract an active, culturally, and academically diverse pool of qualified people who are available to teach in-person and/or online courses on ASU’s campus in Downtown Phoenix or Tempe who will teach one or two undergraduate or graduate courses in Tourism Development and Management and are content matter experts in the topic areas under consideration. Click here for a list of courses and their descriptions.

The School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) is one of the four schools in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, a vibrant community of scholars actively committed to excellence in education and innovative responses to collective problems. Watts College has a student body of over 6,700 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 57 percent students of color. In Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism, SCRD is ranked #7 in the world and #2 in the US according to the Center for World University Rankings.

SCRD is located at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus, a dynamic hub of the multi-campus Arizona State University that provides a multitude of academic and professional connections for students. Our school’s mission is to co-create transformative solutions that enhance the social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of communities. We provide internationally recognized interdisciplinary research expertise and innovative academic programs in community development, therapeutic recreation, nonprofit leadership and management, parks, recreation and sport management, and tourism development and management.  Courses are delivered through in-person, online, and hybrid platforms.

The role requires someone who can deliver in-person (and/or online) lectures, discussions, and content, contribute to the creation of assignments and exams, evaluate and grade student work, manage the Canvas learning management platform, and hold office hours to assist students. Local applicants are candidates to teach either online or in-person courses. Courses are developed and have been taught multiple times with a well-defined syllabus outlining purpose, content, readings, and assignments. Local applicants may apply to teach either online or in-person courses. Worldwide, applicants may apply to teach online courses.

  • An earned master’s degree in tourism studies or a related field from an accredited institution by the time of appointment.
  • Three years of related experience (prior teaching and/or practitioner experience).
  • Consistent with ASU’s Charter, a demonstrated commitment to inclusion.
  • Prior higher education teaching or guest lecturing experience preferred.
  • Experience facilitating student-led classroom and/or online discussions.
  • Prior online teaching experience.
  • Evidence of effective collaboration skills.
  • Experience with technology/course management systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

The initial application deadline is May 17, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. Arizona Time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool throughout the fiscal year (which closes on June 30, 2025).  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until positions are filled.

To apply, visit Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio dossier:

  1. A statement of no more than 3 pages which includes the following:
    • Your interest in this position clearly identifies the course/topic areas of expertise and interest you seek to teach and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications.
    • A statement of teaching philosophy and approach.
  2. A complete curriculum vitae or résumé detailing the applicant’s educational and professional history and complete contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) is required.
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student or peer evaluations, syllabi, assignments, student portfolios, or training materials you have designed (a maximum of 3 pieces of evidence required).
  4. Please provide three references’ names and contact information (name, title, organizations, e-mail address, phone number). At least one reference must be a current and/or past supervisor.

Please feel free to contact Rebekka Goodman ([email protected]) with questions.

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.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to fulfilling this charter.

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