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Job Title: African American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies (Assistant or Associate Professor)
Location: Fort Worth, TX United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/19/2018
Expire Date: 11/19/2018
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
African American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies (Assistant or Associate Professor)
The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at Texas Christian University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions: one in African American Studies and one in U.S. Latina/o Studies. One of the two appointments can be made at the Associate level; the other will be an Assistant Professor. Both will begin in fall 2019.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of an ambitious research agenda centered on race/ethnicity. Candidates who wish to be considered at the Associate level must be tenured in their current institutions and exhibit an existing record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with the requirements for tenure and promotion in the Department of CRES.

We especially seek scholars who apply comparative or relational approaches to the study of race/ethnicity and/or scholars who meaningfully integrate the intersectional study of women, gender, and sexuality.

Faculty in these positions will be expected to incorporate community-engaged pedagogy into their teaching and to take part in the wider Fort Worth and Texas communities as civic-minded scholars. Additionally, the faculty will serve as campus leaders in the development of CRES and larger university initiatives surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Qualifications & Requirements
Required qualifications:
• A Ph.D. completed by August 15, 2019, in an interdisciplinary field or a traditional humanities or social science discipline with significant demonstrated background and experience related to race and ethnicity.
• Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on critical theoretical approaches to race and ethnicity and/or courses on applied inquiry, methods, and activism.

Preferred qualifications:
• A Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, African American or Africana or Black Studies, Latina/o Studies, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, with a primary focus on the United States
• Experience in community-based participatory research or creative activity
• Experience in activism, community engagement, or critical service learning
• Experience in curriculum development, strategic planning, and/or academic leadership roles

To apply, upload a letter of application, complete CV, syllabus for one proposed upper-division CRES course (junior- or senior-level), and a 1-page statement explaining how the applicant will contribute to diversity and inclusion in CRES and at TCU to Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to Candidates for terminal degrees must submit one of their letters from their primary advisor. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at or 817-257-7790. Questions about the Department of CRES and its curriculum may be directed to

Review of applications begins October 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The position start date is in August 2019.
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A highly selective teaching and research university with 10,000 students, TCU is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational institution committed to academic freedom located in Fort Worth, Texas, the 16th largest city in the United States and part of the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area. TCU has been recognized for eight consecutive years as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 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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