Why work at The College
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Arizona State University. For employees, that means the chance to engage with a large, diverse and curious student body because nearly every student that graduates from ASU’s Tempe campus takes classes through The College, regardless of their degree program. For students who are pursuing a degree from The College, faculty and staff get the opportunity to guide them as they grow into socially aware, critical thinkers who are often pioneering solutions to societal issues. While student success is our top priority, The College also supports the professional development and growth of its faculty and staff as well as research that positively impacts our community. Take a look below for a highlight of some of the top reasons our faculty love working here.
Dean of Natural Sciences
Arizona State University invites applications for a new Dean of Natural Sciences. Please review the posting at the link https://provost.asu.edu/search/current-dean-openings and give this opportunity consideration. We look forward to finding a new leader from within ASU who can enable the further development of the Natural Sciences Division of The College from its strong foundation. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2021.
Top 10 reasons to work at The College
Faculty are highly valued.
With access to generous research advancement resources, our professors are able to obtain grant funding, engage with community initiatives and create interdisciplinary research collaborations, which leads to our faculty building their career at The College for many years.
Diverse student body.
The College is home to the largest and most diverse student population within Arizona State University. You’ll have the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on high-achieving
students of all backgrounds and futures.
Your peers are some of the best in their field.
From MacArthur fellows to Nobel laureates and many Fulbright scholars, our faculty strive for excellence in their respective fields.
With four deans, The College supports our humanities, natural sciences and social sciences divisions. And with our division-focused deans, you know you’re being led by someone who is connected to your work’s mission.
Opportunities for groundbreaking research.
Our 40+ centers and institutions provide you with the opportunity to work alongside members of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences on projects supported by NASA, NSF, NIH, NEH and our own Institute for Humanities Research.
Comprehensive professional development.
The College supports faculty with all aspects and in all stages of their career through access to a wide variety of training and career-focused resources.
The university’s charter — to be measured not by whom it excludes, but rather by whom it includes and how they succeed — extends beyond student success, impacting research projects and hiring efforts within The College.
We’re the academic heart of the university.
Our role as the largest and most diverse college and our ability to offer an unparalleled academic choice is crucial in ASU’s mission. The College offers students, faculty and staff a breadth of courses to engage with and opportunities to work with scholars on innovative endeavors.
Competitive salary and startup package.
The College is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty members who excel in their respective fields.
We believe in interdisciplinary inquiry and combine the sciences and humanities to create beautiful and innovative initiatives which benefit our local and global communities.
Schools, departments and academic units
first-generation undergraduate students
“I think The College is unique in that it values an inclusive approach to higher education—we should serve everyone who wants and needs a college degree—alongside an expectation for excellence by its research faculty. … The College and ASU are fast-moving, innovative institutions, so new faculty members should challenge themselves to think broadly. What dreams do you want to pursue? There is a way to make it happen in The College.”
Director, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) and Professor of English in the Department of English
“Over the years I have built what is essentially a small aerospace company embedded in a research university. I have the opportunity to work with and mentor highly talented and motivated students, and in turn can provide them unique opportunities to work on NASA space projects. I’m not just teaching from a textbook, but giving students a real sense of what exploration, discovery and science—both the highs and the lows—are really about. "
Regents Professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration
“I came to ASU as part of the Southwest Borderlands Initiative, an effort by the university to create a more diverse faculty body that reflects the borderlands. I was also drawn to The College because of the research profiles of the faculty. We have amazing scholars here doing cutting-edge, dynamic work. I wanted to be part of that.”
Associate Professor and Associate Director at the School of Politics and Global Studies
“When first visiting ASU in 2007, I was most impressed by the atmosphere of shared endeavor among graduate students and faculty. And as soon as I entered the classroom, I was struck by the diversity of the students, soon learning from their varied experiences and amazing backgrounds, from veterans of recent combat, first-generation children of refugees, seasoned career professionals returning for insights, to those who would be just as comfortable in an elite college. This is our strength as the heart of the university.”
Professor of History at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Tenured and tenure-track faculty
On-ground student to faculty ratio
“As leaders in The College, our faculty are dedicated not only to their immediate roles, but also to ASU’s charter for inclusion, advancing research and discovery, and assuming the fundamental responsibility for the communities we serve.”
Patrick J. Kenney
Dean of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences