Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University, School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for one Faculty Associate position, for a participant in Central European University’s Global Teaching Fellowship program for the Academic Year 2023/2024 (August 2023 – May 2024)

See: ASU Academic Calendar

The School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) is a multi-disciplinary school offering in-person and online undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Global Studies. The School has research groups in Conflict and Human Rights; Women and Politics; Nationalist and Ethno-Religious Dynamics; and Political Psychology, and is home to a vibrant group of graduate students.

The position will require teaching of two 3-credit courses or equivalent per semester.

One of the courses should be POS/SGS 494 Democratic Erosion, as part of the cross-university collaboration Candidates should indicate briefly (100 words) their background and interest to teach this course.

Other courses in the school of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) can be in the fields of history, sociology, gender studies or other related fields.

ASU is especially interested in receiving applications whose interests align with the Melikian Center's core research themes and clusters:

  • Migration, displacement and resilience - in particular how diasporas and transnational communities, as well as those whose homes are most endangered by climate change or political instability, maintain their identities and memories across generations, while addressing traumatic histories
  • Civic activism, human rights and democratic institutions - with a focus on data-driven research, teaching and outreach on political pluralism, the causes and consequences of totalitarianism, and the dynamics of accountability and the rule of law in society
  • Geopolitics and the cultural dimensions of great power rivalry - exploring and engaging perspectives that may foster de-escalation and cooperation and reduce polarization and confrontation, with a particular focus on forgotten or overlooked stories of successful negotiation, diplomacy or transition in which small countries played an outsize role.

Please provide at least 3 course proposals (besides Democratic Erosion) in your application. For each course proposal please provide a title, proposed level, 100-word description, and 3-4 key readings (or films).

The final course distribution will be determined by SPGS, in conversation with the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) which administers HST courses, and with the successful candidate.

The call is open to CEU doctoral candidates beyond coursework and beyond the third year of studies, and doctoral graduates who have earned a PhD in relevant fields since 2020


Applications shall include:

- letter of application

- CV

- Teaching philosophy (up to 800 words). This should include up to 4 preferred or proposed courses, with supporting descriptions as described above. 

- Two Letters of Reference (email or scanned copy to be sent to  

Applications to be sent to 

Application Deadline: March 20th, 2023

For information about the application process please contact Agnes Leyrer, CEU Global Teaching Fellowship Officer or Marton Belik, CEU Global Fellowship Officer

For information about the School of Politics and Global Studies (SPGS) and Arizona State University, please contact Keith Brown, Professor of Politics and Global Studies, (please note underscore.