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School of International Letters and Cultures openings

Instructional specialist PRN

For more information and to apply, see the listing on the ASU careers website. 

External applicants

Internal applicants

The School of International Letters and Cultures at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for multiple part-time instructional specialists PRN positions (as needed) throughout the 2022–2023 academic year to include summer 2023.

The successful candidate(s) will assist faculty in section classes with raised enrollment caps and will be responsible for weekly grading assignments, student tutoring, and additional assignments as needed. The hours are variable and are "as needed," up to 10 hours per week.

The instructional specialist will be expected to grade writing assignments and video-voice-recordings over the course of the semester, with a quick turnaround time, student tutoring and additional assignments as needed.

At the current time, we anticipate hiring Instructional Specialists to assist the lead instructors in language sections with high enrollments that include but are not limited to: ASL, French, Italian and Spanish.

Salary range: $15.76–$23.00 per hour; DOE

Close date: Jan. 26 2023 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

School director and professor

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks an innovative leader and skilled administrator and scholar to serve as the next School director, with a concurrent appointment as a tenured professor. Appointment will be located at the Tempe campus with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. Salary is competitive. 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.

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) provides a rich environment for education and research. The School offers instruction in more than 20 languages, a variety of transnational and transdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate courses and programs in selected areas, including nationally prominent PhD programs in Spanish and Chinese, as well as a new PhD program in comparative culture and language. The School aims to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to engage with global cultures and develop language skills, regardless of major. Faculty members are world leaders in research in culture, linguistics and literature.  They collaborate widely with each other and with other faculty members across ASU.

The director of the school is expected to provide visionary leadership for the instruction of linguistics, language, literary  and cultural studies  for the twenty-first century.  The director will  work to recruit, develop and retain exceptional faculty and staff; promote excellence in the graduate and undergraduate programs; develop and build interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives; support and lead efforts for diversity, equity and inclusion; and expand the School's outreach initiatives. The director's vision is expected to resonate with the design aspirations of the "The New American University" fostering growth and innovation in the School’s research mission, advancing entrepreneurial opportunities and enhancing relations within and outside the university community.

The director of The School of International Letters and Cultures works closely with a team of Humanities leaders that includes the director of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, the chair of the department of English and the directors of fourteen centers and initiatives (including the Institute for Humanities Research, Center for Imagination in the Borderlands, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for Asian Research, the Humanities Lab and the newly launched Center for Public Humanities).

Minimum qualifications

  • A PhD in linguistics, languages, literature, culture or civilization, or a closely related or relevant field.
  • A scholarly record commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU.
  • A record of relevant experience and evidence of effective leadership.
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion and cultivating and supporting diverse members of the university’s community.    
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage faculty members across a broad range of cultures and disciplines.

Desired qualifications

  • Visionary leadership in a complex, academic environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with program development and advocacy in research and education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and academic innovation and transdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fundraising, grant development and fostering interactions among multiple stakeholders including private sector, research and community organizations.    
  • Evidence of excellent communication, organizational and collaborative skills.
  • Record of experience with online humanities education.

Nominations, inquiries and applications

Please submit the following online through Interfolio

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications noted above and your vision for leadership of an interdisciplinary school.
  • A statement addressing how your past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence
  • 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).

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 20, 2023; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks 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. 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. For further information, see ASU’s Academic Affairs manual and Title IX Statement
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

COVID-19 vaccination

Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

Faculty associate, 2022–23 academic year

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (Tempe Campus) invites applications for faculty associates to teach lower and upper division language and content courses in synchronous and asynchronous modes, prepare class materials, evaluate student work and hold office hours to assist students for the 2022-23 academic year. We encourage applications for the following languages and related cultures: American sign language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, ancient Greek, ancient Hebrew, modern Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Faculty associate positions are one semester appointments, part-time, non-benefits eligible with no tenure implications.

Anticipated start date is fall 2022, spring 2023 and summer 2023.

Required qualifications:
• Master’s degree in appropriate discipline by time of appointment.
• Native or near-native fluency in the respective language.
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness in related curriculum.
• Relevant post-secondary teaching experience.

Desired qualifications:
• Terminal degree in appropriate discipline by time of appointment.
• Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Application procedure:
Only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit the following to Interfolio:

·       Cover letter of application.

·       Current curriculum vitae (CV).

·       A summary of recent teaching evaluations or a letter written by a supervisor confirming teaching evaluations.

·       One-page statement of teaching philosophy.

·       Unofficial graduate transcripts.

·       Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number).

Initial review of applications will begin July 15, 2022 and continue on a weekly basis in subsequent months throughout the academic year as needed until the search is closed. Faculty associate vacancy announcements will be posted on an annual basis. Applicants who are not hired within the current academic year are welcome to re-apply — applications do not roll forward from the previous pool recruitment.

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.

 

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 (see https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/).

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available onlineYou may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

 

COVID-19 vaccination: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

Assistant professor, Korean and transnational film and visual culture

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Korean studies at the rank of assistant professor. Anticipated start date is August 2023.

Disciplinary specialization may include Korean film, animation, popular culture, literature and media studies. In addition to expanding our range of course offerings in Korean, the candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in both the East Asian section and SILC more generally, to design courses with transnational and comparative topics. Expertise in a second East Asian language or film tradition is strongly desired, as is evidence of ability to design undergraduate- and graduate- level courses on transnational East Asian and interdisciplinary comparative topics that put Korean studies in dialogue with broader regional and global currents in film, media, and visual studies.

The candidate will be expected to contribute both content and upper-level language courses, depending on program needs. The Korean program features a Korean studies certificate and Korean minor. We seek a candidate who can play a key role in the development of the Korean section, and who is committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education.

Essential functions of the position

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Design and teach two courses per semester in Korean film, popular culture, literature and visual media studies at both undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Contribute to curriculum development in the Korean section and SILC more broadly.
  • Supervise honors, masters and doctoral students.
  • Conduct research and publish in top-tier journals and presses.
  • Participate in professional and university service as appropriate for rank.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in a Korean-related humanities field required by time of appointment. ABD candidates may be considered, but must have PhD conferred by time of appointment.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both modern Korean and English.
  • Evidence of effective teaching at the university level.
  • Evidence of clear research agenda and scholarly publication trajectory.

Desired qualifications:

  • Research and teaching expertise in interdisciplinary, transnational East Asian and comparative topics
  • Research and teaching expertise in a second Asian language and culture
  • Ability to teach content courses in Korean
  • Ability to use basic instructional technology (i.e., Blackboard, Canvas, etc.)
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2022; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.

To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio:

A letter of application, addressed to the Search Committee Chair Ebru Turker, outlining the candidate’s research, teaching interests and qualifications for the position.

  • Current curriculum vita (CV)
  • One scholarly writing sample (in English and no more than 45 pages long)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations, if available)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (no more than two pages)
  • A one-page statement addressing how your past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence
  • The names, positions and contact information of three references who may be contacted directly.

Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Ebru Turker, at Ebru.Turker@asu.edu.

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.

Learn more about what ASU’s The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of International Letters and Cultures by visiting their websites.

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 for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by law.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

COVID-19 vaccination: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

 

Tenure-track assistant or associate professor, Romanian

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Romanian studies at the rank of either assistant professor or associate professor. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

In addition to expanding our range of course offerings in Romanian language, literature and culture courses, the candidate will be expected to foster collaborations with colleagues to design courses with transnational and comparative approaches. For this reason, expertise and proficiency in another language (besides Romanian and English) is desirable, as is evidence of ability to design innovative courses on interdisciplinary and comparative topics. Experience leading study abroad programs is desirable to support a summer program in Romania and Central Europe as well as Romanian studies’ continuing relationships with Central European universities. Desired disciplinary specializations include, but are not limited to, gender studies, environmental humanities, medical humanities, global studies and digital humanities.

The candidate will be expected to contribute both content and upper-level language courses as well as culture courses depending on program needs. We seek a candidate who is willing to contribute to a thriving Romanian program by attracting students through curricular innovation and through fostering a sense of community outside the classroom. The ideal candidate is committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. 

Essential functions of the position

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Design and teach two interdisciplinary courses per semester in Romanian language and culture. 
  • Contribute to curriculum development in Romanian studies and SILC more broadly.
  • Supervise honors, masters and Romanian minor students.
  • Conduct research and publish in top-tier journals and presses.
  • Participate in professional and university service as appropriate for rank.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in a Romanian-related humanities field, or other humanities field with substantial work on Romanian topics, required by time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered but must have a PhD conferred by the time of appointment.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Romanian and English.
  • Evidence of effective language teaching. 
  • Evidence of clear research agenda and scholarly publication trajectory.
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations or reaching out to diverse communities.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching content and language courses. 
  • Research and teaching expertise in interdisciplinary and comparative topics.
  • Translator experience and ability to teach translation studies.
  • Experience with leading groups abroad, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Research and teaching expertise in a second language and culture offered by SILC.
  • Near-native proficiency in another language.
  • Ability to use basic instructional technology (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas, etc.). 
  • Experience in gender studies, environmental humanities, medical humanities, global studies or digital humanities.
  • Evidence of successful application for internal and external funding.
  • Evidence of community engaged learning.

The College values 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.

Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer on their website. Arizona State University is a leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. 

Application instructions
To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply electronically on Interfolio by a complete dossier that consists of the following:

  1. Cover letter outlining how the applicant's experiences fit the qualifications listed above.
  2. Curriculum Vitae. 
  3. A writing Sample in English (no more than 15 pages).
  4. Teaching philosophy statement (no more than two pages).
  5. A statement addressing how the applicant's past or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (no more than 2 pages).
  6. Three letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters should emphasize the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.

Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Ileana Orlich, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at orlich@asu.edu. The initial application deadline is Dec. 31, 2022. If the position is not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until 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. 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. For further information, see ASU’s Academic Affairs manual and Title IX Statement
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.
 

COVID-19 vaccination 
Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.
 

Visiting associate professor, Japanese

The School of International Letters a Cultures at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor of modern Japanese literature and culture. Anticipated start date is August 2023. Arizona State University is the nation’s leading major public university, committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. The Japanese section features robust undergraduate enrollment in language and cultural training, as well as a stand-alone MA Program. It also contributes to SILC’s Ph.D. curriculum in East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Disciplinary specialization may include modern Japanese literature, cinema, visual media, cultural studies or related Japan-focused fields such as linguistics. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching speaks to issues of language, literature and culture across national boundaries, or whose research and teaching addresses the field of Environmental Humanities.

Essential functions of the position: 
The successful candidate will be expected to:
•    Teach two courses per semester in modern Japanese language, literature, and culture at both undergraduate and graduate level.
•    Conduct research and publish in top-tier journals and presses.

Required qualifications: 
•    PhD or ABD in a Japan-related humanities field.
•    Evidence of native or near-native proficiency in both modern Japanese and English.
•    Evidence of ability to use basic instructional technology (Canvas, Box, etc.).
•    Evidence of clear research agenda and scholarly publication trajectory.
•    Evidence of commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

Desired qualifications: 
•    Research and teaching expertise in a second Asian language and culture.
•    Ability to teach content courses in Japanese.
•    Evidence of effective teaching at the university level.
•    Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and collaborating with diverse communities beyond the university.

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.

Arizona State University is a leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer.  
To apply, please submit the following electronically to Interfolio. A letter of application addressed to Search Committee Chair Robert Tuck outlining the candidate’s experience and qualifications for the position.
1.    Current curriculum vitae (CV).
2.    One scholarly writing sample (in English, no more than 45 pages).
3.    Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations, if available).
4.    Statement of teaching philosophy (no more than 2 pages).
5.    A one-page statement addressing how your past or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence
6.    The names, positions and contact information of three references who may be contacted directly by Interfolio Faculty Search, or by the committee.

Application deadline is March 21, 2023. If the position is not filled, a new deadline will fall every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.

Questions?

For questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Robert Tuck at rjtuck@asu.edu.

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.
For further information, see ASU’s Academic Affairs manual and Title IX Statement
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.
 

COVID-19 vaccination
Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage. For further information, see ASU’s Academic Affairs manual and Title IX Statement.