Director for the School of Interdisciplinary Forensics

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The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for an inaugural Director for the School of Interdisciplinary Forensics (SIF), at the full professor rank. 

The inaugural Director will help build an internationally acclaimed school that operates at the intersection of science and the law. The core mission of the School is to blend scientific rigor and training to advance the fair and effective administration of justice. Currently, the school has strengths in the behavioral and natural sciences and is anticipated to expand to include strengths in other disciplines that can contribute to the school’s mission.

The School is embedded in the interdisciplinary and innovative environment of ASU's New College and charged with advancing the ASU Charter where we are “measured not by whom we exclude, but whom we include and how they succeed.”
As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Arizona State is a top-tier research university that has distinguished itself nationally as a New American University, one guided by a charter that promises an institution to be measured by accessibility, inclusion, student success, research of public value, and as a resource for the communities it serves.

The Director will have the opportunity to build an exemplary School of Interdisciplinary Forensics located on ASU’s West Valley campus, which offers a close-knit residential setting and the opportunity for students to benefit from individual faculty membership, and within ASU’s innovative research and education environment. The new Director will continue the tradition of thinking broadly and holistically about the mission of the new School while achieving results that affirm the School’s commitment to the ASU Charter and ASU Design aspirations. 

The successful candidate must have:

  • A Ph.D. or doctoral-level degree that falls within the School of Interdisciplinary Forensics or related field.
  • A research record of excellence warranting appointment as a Full Professor with Tenure at ASU.
  • Evidence of leadership in an academic context.

Preferred attributes and additional information about the position and ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found above.

Nominations and Applications

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by December 11, 2023 to the AGB Search portal at: ASU Director, School of Interdisciplinary Forensics.  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.

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • a letter of interest that describes: (a) the breadth of experience that will contribute to leading an interdisciplinary school; and (b) how the ASU Charter is reflected in past work and future plans;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • and the names and contact information for five references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).

Nominations and expressions of interest in the Director opportunity are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB Search consultants listed below.

Kimberly Templeton, J.D., Principal | 540.7651.9494

Nancy Targett, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant |  302.233.5202

Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant | 215.934.1386

Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate | 805.490.9161

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.

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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