Director, Center for Political Thought and Leadership
Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Political Thought and Leadership (CPTL), a tenured faculty position within the School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL). Anticipated start date of August 2020. Rank will be commensurate with experience. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Arizona State University (ASU) as the most innovative university in the country for the past five years, ahead of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology. Contributing to that no. 1 ranking with regard to “Innovation in Leadership” is the new School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership, which aims to create a new kind of leader, blending tradition and innovation, and exploring questions of freedom and governance. Learn more about what .
The Center for Political Thought and Leadership is a research and outreach center within the School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL) in ASU. The Center aims to foster research in American political thought and to support civic education both at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. The CPTL supports scholars, teachers, students, and community members in their efforts to understand and improve American political society and civil society, and to become citizen leaders in the public and private sectors. Nonpartisan and interdisciplinary, the CPTL is focused on the pursuit of knowledge and the practice of truth as common goods for American politics and culture. Please visit cptl.asu.edu, and scetl.asu.edu, for more information.
The Director of the Center for Political Thought and Leadership will be a tenured faculty member in the School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL), which is responsible for supporting and supervising the CPTL. In this capacity the Director will coordinate with the Associate Director of the CPTL and both the Director and Associate Director of SCETL on planning and strategy, and with the CPTL Program Manager and any other faculty or staff specifically dedicated to CPTL projects, on implementation. The Director will also be responsible for obtaining and administering grants and donor funds to support existing and planned Center activities.
In addition to the specific duties associated with the above description, the CPTL Director will be expected to meet the normal requirements of a regular faculty member at ASU: to have an active, productive, and nationally recognized research agenda in accordance with ASU’s status as an R1 research institution, and to engage in regular teaching (with a reduced course load given administrative duties). The Director also will take a leading role in coordinating with the Board of Counselors for SCETL and the CPTL, a distinguished group of political and civic leaders.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in Political Science, Philosophy, History, American Studies, or a related field. Applicants must also possess a record of research activity sufficient for tenure at an R1 research university, with some focus on American political thought, leadership, and civic education.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Stronger applicants will have an ongoing independent research agenda focusing on American political thought and supported by an extensive record of successful publications both in academic and popular outlets; some research or teaching focus on civic education and on leadership; and, successful experience in building academic programs and working directly with support staff, to include demonstrated ability to acquire external funding, experience writing successful grant applications, and success in leading a speakers or public events program. Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills. A commitment to cultivating and supporting a diverse faculty and student population.
Application Deadline and Procedure: The application deadline is October 30, 2019 [ if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. To apply, submit electronically 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter of interest, 3) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and 4) contact information (including email addresses) for three references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/67896. For further information, contact Dr. Adam Seagrave, email Adam.Seagrave@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.
A background check is required prior to employment.
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 policy (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at http://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 online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.
About Arizona State University
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) is located on the ASU website at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/