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Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: Clerical and Office Services, College of Education

TCU Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship

“At TCU, our commitment to diversity and inclusion drives us to connect with scholars who are dedicated to creating and promoting change inside and outside of the classroom by providing diverse perspectives. We are excited to improve our community by offering this fellowship to help strengthen and advance TCU’s academic profile by actively seeking candidates who promote diversity in the academy through their life experiences. It is my hope that through this fellowship we can continue our efforts towards building an even more diverse intellectual community.”-Chancellor Victor J. Boschini 

 With a strong commitment to scholarly work and achievement, Texas Christian University (TCU) is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship committed to our strong teacher-scholar model.  This program offers a postdoctoral fellowship of up to two years to a stellar scholar who is committed to research and teaching.  The program is designed to promote diversity in the academy. This term, the fellowship is seeking applications from individuals with research and pedagogical experience in the following areas: bilingual education and special education.

The Bilingual Special Education Postdoctoral Fellow will work collaboratively across the Special Education and Bilingual Education programs to help advance the innovative, timely, and internationally recognized work in Bilingual Special Education in the TCU College of Education (COE). The TCU COE currently offers preparation and opportunities for certification in both Bilingual Education and Special Education—both areas directly impacted by national teacher shortages, and is directly involved with creating the new Bilingual Special Education certification in the state of Texas. Additionally, the Fellow will have many opportunities to contribute to ongoing research projects within the COE, that address and investigate the intersection of disability and bilingualism.

The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow has the unique opportunity to receive:

  • Mentorship from a senior professor and college leadership
  • Training and development in the areas of research and pedagogy
  • Professional development preparing the fellow for a full-time faculty position at an academic institution
  • Networking and connection-building with university administration
  • Opportunities to engage and participate as an active member of the TCU community

Qualifications: The selection committee will consider all factors that enhance a candidate’s ability to contribute to diversity in the academy, including varied socioeconomic and cultural experiences, diversity-related research, teaching goals emphasizing diversity, and first-generation college graduates. Candidates meeting these criteria should highlight these experiences in the diversity statement.

●    Must have PhD or EdD in bilingual education, special education or related field from an accredited institution within the past five years and no later than July 1, 2023.

●Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the U.S. higher education system are strongly encouraged to apply.

●Have experience in and a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching.

●Fellowship applicants must be eligible and authorized to work in the US without an employer-   sponsored visa.


The salary is competitive with similar postdoctoral fellowships, and the position includes a generous benefits package including access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance. This award also includes a fund for research‐related and program travel expenses. Each award is for 12 months and may be renewable for only one additional year upon demonstration of academic productivity. The position will begin Fall 2023.


The TCU Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow is expected: 1) to teach a minimum of one class during each semester of the fellowship. Additional duties, which might include other types of instructional support, will be assigned in a manner befitting the fellow’s area(s) of expertise; 2) to focus on research; 3) to meet regularly with faculty mentors; 4) to participate in professional development opportunities; and 5) to connect and collaborate across the college and institution when deemed appropriate.

Application process:

  • A cover letter describing applicant’s interest in doing postdoctoral work specifically at TCU and relevant personal and professional background.
  • A curriculum vitae including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address.
  • A research statement (three-page limit, double-spaced).
  • A statement sharing how your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help to advance TCU’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community (1-3 pages).
  • References may be requested.
  • Any accommodations required.
  • All application materials should be submitted by January 6, 2023.

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 Environment: 

• 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.

AA/EEO Statement:

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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