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Director of the School of Transborder Studies
JOB# 12269
Arizona State University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Arizona State University invites applications for Director of the School of Transborder Studies (STS) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). Appointment will be located on the Tempe campus with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2018.


Reporting to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through the Dean of Social Sciences, the Director will lead STS in shaping, consolidating, and expanding its different research, instructional, service, and community endeavors. As an intellectual leader, the director must be strongly committed to supporting the multidisciplinary, scholarly work that is central to the mission of STS; advancing the school’s standing as a center of knowledge production on transborder studies both nationally and internationally; and faculty governance. They will also provide strong leadership in fiscal planning and administration, development and donor relations, research advancement programs and funding, recruitment and retention, planning and implementation of degree programs, and in the exploration and development of opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the university as well as the development/implementation of strategic diversity initiatives related to faculty, staff and/or students.


Required qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in discipline relevant to STS
  • Extensive scholarship and demonstrated leadership in their field with a focus on Latinx and transborder studies
  • Current rank of full professor with tenure in one of the academic units at Arizona State University
  • A record of excellence in teaching, service, and administrative experience in an academic setting


Desired qualifications include:

  • Experience with program development in curriculum and graduate education
  • Involvement with community-based organizations and/or research initiatives
  • A record of externally funded research
  • Spanish language proficiency


Nominations: Nominated or self-nominated candidates should submit a CV and a letter articulating the candidate’s leadership experience, how the candidate meets the qualifications listed above, and vision for the future of STS.

Submit all materials to Irma Arboleda, Assistant Director, School of Transborder Studies at arboleda@asu.edu. All application materials will be held in confidence.

For full consideration, the deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2018. A background check is required for employment.


Questions should be directed to Dr. Trisalyn Nelson, Search Committee Chair, at Trisalyn.nelson@asu.edu.
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, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.