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[ecrea] Position Announcement: Director of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University

Fri Dec 23 00:25:29 GMT 2016


New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Arizona State University

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) in the New College of

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, at Arizona State University (ASU) invites application

for School Director. This is an opportunity to take a leadership role in a rapidly growing,

socially conscious, innovative liberal arts college embedded in an R1 research

institution. SBS transcends disciplinary boundaries and fosters work that engages with

the community and the world.

The successful applicant will be expected to provide administrative vision, leadership,

and management for the School; to contribute to and foster the School’s

interdisciplinary teaching and research missions; to engage in research and teaching

that complement and strengthen current offerings and emphases in SBS; to engage

undergraduate and graduate students both in teaching and research; and to coordinate

efforts to acquire research funding that draws upon the diverse capabilities of SBS

faculty. We are seeking exceptional senior candidates for appointment at the rank of

Full Professor. We seek a leader who has an open and dynamic leadership style,

values transparency and collaboration, and has a proven track record of institutional

advocacy. We serve approximately 2,500 undergraduate majors (1,500 online and

about 1,000 in person) and 130 Masters students. The school has 50 full time faculty, 5

undergraduate degrees, and 4 Master’s level programs. We are currently developing

two new Master’s level programs and a PhD.

A founding premise of the school is that the study of human behavior, social institutions,

and culture can be best understood through interdisciplinary perspectives that integrate

diverse intellectual and methodological systems of inquiry. Through challenging

coursework, the students and faculty of SBS seek to understand how the human mind

works, how we communicate with one another, how and why we organize into social

and political groups as it relates to vital causes and issues, and ultimately how we make

sense of our world and the many places we occupy within it. Members of our School are

committed to excellence in teaching and research, and SBS is proud of the

accomplishments of our faculty, students, and graduates. We are a research-oriented

school where our priority is the discovery of new knowledge in all of