The Department of Geography at Texas Christian University seeks applicants for TCU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholar Fellowship Program. Applicants working in all subfields / specializations within the discipline of Geography are welcome to apply. The Scholar will be asked to teach one section of an advanced undergraduate course on an area in their specialty, and will have opportunities for mentoring and research collaboration with TCU Geography faculty during the fellowship period.
This position is part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar Fellowship Program, which is designed to recruit emerging scholars from a range of disciplines who are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The program is part of TCU’s wider commitment to promoting inclusive excellence, furthering the university’s goals for a more diverse faculty and inclusive campus.
The Department of Geography at TCU has six full-time faculty with research specializations in Geographic Information Science as well as population, urban, economic, cultural, and environmental Geography. TCU is a leading, private teaching and research institution located about three miles from downtown Fort Worth and 25 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. By virtue of TCU's location and resources, opportunities for growth and success as an academic leader are vast. TCU has a unique focus on global learning, an emphasis on multicultural training and participation in inter-professional education. At TCU, inclusive excellence is an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision.
For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. In addition, the benefits package offered by TCU is one of the best in the country, including substantial tuition benefits for employees and family members. The university is actively engaged in efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive campus, detailed here: https://inclusion.tcu.edu
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 up to one advanced undergraduate course on the area of their specialty per semester for the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, department of Geography.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Ph.D. degree in geography.
• 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 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 renewable for up to two years. This position will begin August 2023.
Please submit the following in your application to be considered:
•Cover letter describing applicant’s relevant personal and professional background, and the applicant’s interest in doing postdoctoral research at TCU
•Research statement (two-page limit, single-spaced).
•Statement sharing how your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help to advance TCU’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community (two-page limit, single-spaced).
•Contact information for three letters of recommendation. Letters will be requested at a later time after submission of application. An email will be sent to each reference listed in the application where they can upload their LOR on your behalf
• 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.
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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