JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Arizona State University

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Social Sciences
School of Politics and Global Studies
Professor and Director

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465803
Date Posted: 10/28/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Professor and Director
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Tempe, Arizona, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
H1 -- Structure and Scope of Government
Social Sciences
Faculty Leadership
Department Head
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Arizona State University invites applications for Director of its School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS). The successful candidate will join and lead a multidisciplinary community of scholars and students who pursue collaborative and innovative approaches to understanding politics and governance at local, national and global levels. This is an opportunity for an accomplished and creative social scientist, who is a demonstrated leader, to develop and implement a strategic vision for a large, nationally-ranked academic unit at a Research 1 University whose charter and goals prioritize student success, public engagement, and use-inspired research to advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Reporting to the Dean of Social Sciences at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Director will foster growth and innovation in the School’s research mission, working to attract, develop, and retain exceptional faculty members. Key goals also include promoting excellence in the undergraduate and graduate programs; developing interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives; advancing entrepreneurial opportunities; enhancing relations with partners and publics within and beyond the university community; and contributing to the newly-launched university-wide Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) initiative. These goals reflect the design aspirations of the “New American University” that infuse decision-making across ASU’s in-person and online operations, currently serving over 110,000 students.

The College values our 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 the academic community.

Minimum Qualifications
Earned doctorate in political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, or a closely related social science field
Distinguished scholarly record appropriate to appointment at rank of full professor with tenure
Demonstrated excellence in administrative leadership, placing emphasis on having prior experience managing staff and budgets

Desired Qualifications
A proven record of promoting inclusive excellence and success among faculty and students, consistent with the principles of ASU’s Charter
Exceptional communication and organizational skills
Experience in obtaining external funding and/or building relationships with potential donors, alumni, and broader community
A commitment to engaging faculty across a range of disciplines

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 be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.(See and

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2021
Application Instructions:
The position is available beginning July 1, 2021. Salary and start-up funding will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2020. If not filled, applications will be evaluated every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants should submit electronically (in MS Word or PDF format) a cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above; a current curriculum vitae; contacts (email and phone) for four references; and a brief statement (1-2 pages) addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence to: Inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

The search committee proposes to conduct preliminary interviewees remotely with long-listed candidates in December. All applications will be treated confidentially until shortlisted candidates are invited to virtual campus visits early in 2021.

A background check is required for employment.