Arizona State University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:ASU-School of Social and Behavioral Sciences-SJHRPOSTDOC [#11958]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Justice Human Rights
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Glendale, Arizona 85306, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Anthropology
Political Science
Appl Deadline:2018/11/15help popup finished (2018/09/21, finished 2019/05/19, listed until 2018/12/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with expertise in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) for the Academic Year 2019-2020, with a possibility of a second year based on availability of funds. There is the possibility of a start date as early as Spring 2019. This scholar will be expected to conduct his or her own independent program of research, teach 1 SJHR course per academic year, and mentor B.A. and M.A. students. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Social Justice and Human Rights faculty, whose research and teaching is centered around the following themes—Migration and Refugees, Gender in Comparative Context, and International Law.


The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and new programs. Since Fall 2017, the School has added eight new tenure-track faculty, two new postdoctoral scholars, four new lecturers and a new School Director. The current position is part of emerging Social Justice and Human Rights initiatives at ASU, which include the possible development of a Global Human Rights Center and the potential creation of a Ph.D. program. The School is presently home to very successful campus-based undergraduate and Masters programs in Social Justice and Human Rights. And, now it is pursuing the ability to offer digital immersion graduate programs in this same field.


Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a doctoral degree in sociology, political science, anthropology or related field by the time of appointment; and, b) a record reflecting training and experience relevant to the field of social justice and human rights.


Desired Qualifications: a) empirical and normative research experience and interests that align with current faculty expertise in migration and refugees, gender in a comparative context, and/or international law and organizations; b) prior evidence of rigorous research activities fitting for the postdoctoral level; c) a demonstrated ability to teach B.A. and/or M.A. students in this field; and, d) an interest in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research.


More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at More information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at


ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty; one that is reflective of contemporary America.


Deadline: November 15, if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.


Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online.

Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a research statement; and, 4) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


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. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at and .


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
4701 W Thunderbird Rd
Faculty Administration Building
Glendale, AZ 85306

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