Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, ASU ZaiXian (AZX) Psychology Program (116 views)

Glendale, AZ
November 14, 2023


ASU West Valley Campus

Open Date

Oct 25, 2023


The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking two active and engaged scholars who will assist with developing and delivering the curriculum for the online Master of Science in Psychology (Mandarin Pathway) program. This program was launched in Fall 2020 with the goal of providing access to graduate studies in psychology for learners located in China and other Asian countries.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track position with an appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, to start in August 2024. The position allows for the possibility of campus teaching and/or remote work, subject to annual approval by the New College for remote work exceptions. This position carries a teaching load of 4 courses per semester. However, the teaching load may be reduced in the first semester for onboarding and for allowing time to develop new courses. In addition, course releases are allowed if the faculty takes on administrative responsibilities related to the program.

About the School:

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers 15 majors, six graduate programs, six certificates, and 11 minors. With an academically rigorous, career-focused, student-centered approach, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at New College offers an unmatched educational experience. The mission of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is consistent with that of a metropolitan research university. 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.

For more information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, please visit our website at For more information about New College, visit

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world applications blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth-largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

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.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Provide undergraduate and graduate level instruction in relevant fields online in simplified Chinese.
  • Develop, maintain, and update course materials as appropriate to the field and modality in simplified Chinese. 
  • Translate course materials from English into simplified Chinese as needed.
  • Coordinate regular training and supervision of graduate student teaching assistants.  
  • Participate in service to the school, college, university, community, and/or profession as requested including program-related administrative duties. 

To be considered for an Associate Teaching Professor position, one must have at least five years of relevant teaching experience and have successfully gone through the promotion process at another institution. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in the discipline of psychology or related field at time of hire
  • Fluency in Mandarin (simplified Chinese) and English

Desired Qualifications:  

Successful candidates will demonstrate: 

  • One or more years of experience teaching at the postsecondary level in the field of psychology with evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Experience (through research or teaching) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Sports, Cognitive, Developmental, Social, Clinical and Counseling, Positive, Cultural, Digital or Experimental Psychology
  • Capacity to teach broadly across a variety of courses in psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level. 
  • Experience in online instruction and course development utilizing course management systems such as Canvas.
  • Experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students. 
  • Knowledge in training and supervising teaching assistants.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Administrative experience related to managing academic programs.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development. 
  • Proficiency in written Chinese

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 

The initial application deadline is December 15th, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  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. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact

Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to 

Applications must contain:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc.
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer

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 the successful passing of the background check.

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 receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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