The English Department at TCU, which offers Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees within a teacher-scholar model, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) DEI Scholar Fellow. We seek a colleague whose work builds research and teaching connections at the intersections of fields such as these: African American, Asian American, Latinx, Indigenous, etc. studies; feminist/queer/trans studies; disability studies; science studies/medical humanities; border studies; carcerality; digital humanities; post-colonial studies; eco-criticism and environmental studies; community literacy studies; public humanities and writing; digital citizenship and/or new media studies.
We are a department that values diversity as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching in ethnic studies, women and gender studies, literatures, rhetoric, writing, and technologies. We seek a scholar with an emergent research agenda.
This position carries a 1/1 course load for up to two years. Additionally, recipients will participate actively in the intellectual life of the Department and may also take advantage of the rich activities within the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, which includes Departments such as Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies.
The main job responsibilities include:
Teaching one undergraduate course per semester
Establishing a research record to support a pathway to a tenure-track position
Participating in departmental activities
Supporting departmental programming aligned with the Fellow’s area/s of expertise (as in a student reading group, experiential learning activity, hosting a guest speaker, etc.)
Review of Applications will begin on March 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
School College Description:
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 13 departments (Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and Women & Gender Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 17 Bachelor of Arts and 7 Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Promotes innovative ways of involving our diverse student body in an accessible and engaged educational experience. 2. Advances new approaches to interdisciplinary research, scholarship or creative work that benefits our diverse communities and addresses complex global problems. 3. Contributes to inclusive excellence action research. 4. Expands collaborations with community and business partnerships, including those involving traditionally underserved groups. 5. Teaches one undergraduate course per semester for the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, department of English. 6. Establishes a research record to support a pathway to a tenure-track position. 7. Participates in departmental activities. 8. Supports departmental programming aligned with the Fellow’s area/s of expertise (as in a student reading group, experiential learning activity, hosting a guest speaker, etc.). 9. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• PhD in English, Rhetoric & Composition, or related field by August 1, 2023. • Experience with engagements with students, innovations in research, scholarship and creative activities, and partnerships in outreach and service that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The DEI Scholar Fellow will receive:
Competitive salary and a generous benefits package including access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance.
Participation in the AddRan Faculty Mentoring Program.
Private office space and computer.
Research and travel budget.
Each award is for 12 months and may be renewable up to two years upon demonstration of academic productivity.
Please submit the following with you application to be considered:
A cover letter that includes a statement on how the applicant would expect to contribute to and benefit from the postdoc, as well as how the applicant aligns with the position description.
A 300-word abstract of the research project that the applicant intends to advance during the fellowship year.
A list of 3 references with contact information
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Knowledge of current research and issues in diversity, equity and inclusion. • Skill in all components of Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word, and Outlook. • Skill in Microsoft Windows navigation techniques. • Ability to analyze and accurately interpret information contained in a variety of data sets. • Ability to accurately document research results. • Ability to compose technical reports. • Ability to review and make recommendations to improve and streamline processes. • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines. • Ability to consult with external groups and maintain positive relationships.
TCU Core Competencies:
University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • This role is an on campus, in-person position. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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