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Posted: 1/10/2020
Job Status: Full Time

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T.W. Lewis Center Lecturer

Barrett, The Honors College

Arizona State University (AZ) – Tempe Campus


Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is hiring multiple teaching faculty for its newly established T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development. We seek to hire full-time lecturers from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds for a one-year, potentially renewable, contract.

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. The Barrett Honors College attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them to become better citizens of the world. Typical incoming students at Barrett are in the top five percent of their high school classes, and our student body is highly diverse, comprised of approximately 41% students of color, and 19% first-generation students.

The mission of the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development at Barrett is to inspire, educate, and assist students in the achievement of their personal best throughout the journey to success and happiness. The Lewis Center does this through a wide variety of innovative courses, workshops and an engaging speaker series. Offerings by the Lewis Center are exclusively for Barrett students. Although housed on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University, the Lewis Center serves students on all four of Barrett’s and ASU’s campus locations (Tempe, Polytechnic, Downtown Phoenix, and West Phoenix).

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to develop and teach a variety of 1-3 credit courses on topics related to Happiness, Leadership, Career Management, Entrepreneurship, Free Enterprise, and Personal Success. Sample course titles include the following: 

  • Success, Happiness, Meaning & Purpose
  • Multi-Discipline Entrepreneurship
  • Self-Awareness & Career Success
  • Self-Awareness & Leadership
  • Life Skills & Personal Finance

Faculty members will also serve as Honors Thesis Advisors, supervise internships, facilitate speaking events and Personal Development workshops, and work directly with students on personal assessments and other Personal Development initiatives.

We invite applications from candidates from a variety of academic and professional disciplines who have terminal degrees in their field of expertise.

Required Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in a relevant field of expertise
  • Expertise in one or more of the course topic areas
  • Availability to instruct, lead events and meet with students at each of the four Barrett campuses (Tempe, Polytechnic, Downtown and West)

Desired Qualifications:

  • College or university seminar teaching experience
  • A commitment to inclusive pedagogy
  • Experience supervising research or experiential learning projects
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership expertise
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • A passion for helping students develop themselves personally and academically
  • Strong record of philanthropic, community and/or civic engagement

The compensation will include a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

Application Instructions: Applicants are responsible for including: (1) a letter of application detailing (a) your relevant academic or professional experience, (b) teaching philosophy, and (c) how you can contribute to honors education and support a diverse student body; (2) a C.V.; and (3) a list of references with contact information in their application through the Interfolio website: at Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Application deadline is February 28, 2020.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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