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 area: Art Historian of American Art. We are especially interested in scholars with a focus on African American, Latinx, or Native American Art and/or Photography. The fellow will be expected to work closely with the collections and resources of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
TCU’s School of Art is a NASAD-accredited program that offers the B.A. and M.A. in Art History, as well as the B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Studio Art and the B.F.A. in Art Education. The “museum experience” makes the TCU Art History program distinctive. The art history faculty maintains a close working relationship with the art museums in the area, especially the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas Museum of Art, and Sid Richardson Museum. Centering on the art object, the program allows students to expand their knowledge of the historical, stylistic, and theoretical dimensions of the visual arts, while having the invaluable experience of engaging directly with art objects.
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.
● Fellowship applicants must be eligible and authorized to work in the US without an employer-sponsored visa.
● Ph.D. in Art History or a closely related field, within the past five years and no later than August 1, 2024.
● Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the U.S. higher education system are strongly encouraged to apply.
● 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.
● Have experience in and a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching.
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 stipend 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 2024.
Applications should include all application materials. Finalists may be asked to submit additional materials. Only electronic materials will be accepted. Uploading instructions are available at https://jobs.tcu.edu/jobs/chancellor-s-postdoc-fellow-tcu-main-campus-texas-united-states. Application review will begin on December 8, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
• Knowledge of teaching and researching.
• Ability to perform research and document results.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.
• 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.
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