School Director: ASU School of Historical, Philosophical, & Religious Studies

School Director: ASU School of Historical, Philosophical, & Religious Studies

School Director (JOB# 12586)

Arizona State University

School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for School Director, with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor. Appointment will be located at the Tempe campus with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

ASU's School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies is one of the nation's most innovative humanities units for education and research in and across disciplines. With >80 faculty, the school teaches >20,000 students, including 40% online students, in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, as well as bachelor's programs in Asian Studies and Jewish Studies. A new masters program is being launched in World War II Studies in collaboration with the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The school has affiliated programs in Public History and research and education centers, including the Center for Asian Research, Center for Jewish Studies, and the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict.

ASU is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. ASU is ranked as the #1 innovative university and is located within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region. ASU has over 100,000 students and emphasizes transdisciplinary approaches to research and learning.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through the Dean of Humanities, the Director will provide administrative leadership and academic vision, and will engage a diverse faculty in shaping a productive, collegial environment that advances school goals and objectives. The Director will also provide strong leadership in fiscal planning and administration, in recruiting and retaining high caliber faculty, in promoting scholarship and external research funding, in fostering donor relations, in developing and implementing strategic diversity initiatives related to faculty, staff and/or students, and in exploring and developing opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

A terminal degree in History, Philosophy, Religious Studies or a closely related field

An established record of achievement commensurate with the rank of tenured Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU

Relevant administrative experience and evidence of effective leadership Commitment to online education

Desired qualifications:

Experience with program development

Understanding of and experience with online education in the humanities Experience with interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations

A record of externally-funded research

Involvement with community-based initiatives

Demonstrated success working with diverse student and/or faculty populations

Experience commensurate with the vision of the ASU charter.

To apply, please submit as a single pdf to a letter of interest, a statement reflecting your philosophy of leadership, a curriculum vitae, and contact information including email addresses for five references. References may be contacted at a later stage of the search and only with the candidate's approval. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 23, 2018; if not filled, complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Questions concerning the search should be directed to Patty Ryan, at

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.