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Arizona State University Overview
Tempe, AZ
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Sun lovers and knowledge seekers can turn to Arizona State University (ASU) for a well-rounded college education. The research university offers a wide variety of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs, with more than 250 majors ... Read more

Arizona State University – Why Work For Us?

Arizona State University is ranked as one of the top 100 research universities in the world. Since 2002, the university's mission has been to create a new model for higher education in the United States, one that meets the challenges of the 21st century. This New American University is measured by who it includes, not who it excludes; pursues research and discovery that benefits the public good; and assumes major responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality and health and well-being of the communities it serves. 

Eight design aspirations guide ASU’s transformation. 

1. Leverage Our Place - ASU embraces its cultural, socioeconomic and physical setting. 
2. Transform Society - ASU catalyzes social change by being connected to social needs. 
3. Value Entrepreneurship - ASU uses its knowledge and encourages innovation. 
4. Conduct Use-Inspired Research - ASU research has purpose and impact. 
5. Enable Student Success - ASU is committed to the success of each unique student. 
6. Fuse Intellectual Disciplines - ASU creates knowledge by transcending academic disciplines. 
7. Be Socially Embedded - ASU connects with communities through mutually beneficial partnerships.
8. Engage Globally - ASU engages with people and issues locally, nationally and internationally.


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ASU Charter

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include 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.

ASU Mission & Goals: 2016 And Beyond

Demonstrate leadership in academic excellence and accessibility

  • Maintain the fundamental principle of accessibility to all students qualified to study at a research university
  • Maintain university accessibility to match Arizona’s socioeconomic diversity
  • Improve freshmen persistence to 90%
  • Enhance university graduation rate to 75%-80% and 25,000 graduates
  • Enhance quality while reducing the cost of a degree
  • Enroll 100,000 online and distance education degree seeking students
  • Enhance linkages with community colleges so as to expand baccalaureate degree production to national leadership levels
  • Enhance measured student development and individual student learning to national leadership levels

Establish national standing in academic quality and impact of colleges and schools in every field

  • Attain national standing in academic quality for each college and school (top 5-10% for each college)
  • Attain national standing in the learning value added to our graduates in each college and school
  • Become the leading university academically (faculty, discovery, research, creativity) in at least one department or school within each college/school

Establish ASU as a global center for interdisciplinary research, discovery and development by 2020

  • Become a leading global center for interdisciplinary scholarship discovery and development
  • Become a leading American center for discovery and scholarship in the social sciences, arts and humanities
  • Enhance research competitiveness to more than $700 million in annual research expenditures
  • Augment regional economic competitiveness through research and discovery and value-added programs

Enhance our local impact and social embeddedness

  • Provide Arizona with an interactive network of teaching, learning and discovery resources that reflects the scope of ASU's comprehensive knowledge enterprise
  • Develop solutions to real-life challenges (Ex. Reducing the Urban Heat Island Index and improving long-term air quality in metropolitan Phoenix)
  • Increase the number of qualified K-12 teachers by 25% and develop a tool for teachers and administrators to evaluate educational performance and outcomes
  • Establish, with Mayo Clinic, innovative health solutions pathways capable of educating 200 million people about health care; engaging 20 million people in online health care delivery; and enhancing treatment for 2 million patients

Thank you for considering opportunities to become a member of the ASU community. Our inclusive workforce represents a wide range of talents, ages, ethnicities, races, experiences, interests and cultures.  

Arizona State University is committed to the recruitment, retention and development of diverse faculty, academic professionals, administrators and staff. ASU is building an inclusive workforce by actively pursuing qualified employees from a wide range of ages, ethnicities, races, experiences, interests and cultures.

Arizona State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age or veteran status in the University’s services, educational programs, and activities, including, but not limited to, admission to and employment by the University.  

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Arizona State University.


    They flew me out for an on-campus visit. The interview(s) consisted of casual meetings with most of the faculty and some time spent with other graduate students. I'm not sure if it was valuable to put candidates through a gauntlet-style round of 30-minute conversations covering many of the same topics when these could have been done as small group meetings, affording the time for more substantive discussions and experience on campus.

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