TCU is a major teaching and research institution with the personalized atmosphere of a smaller college. The campus community represents a variety of values, viewpoints, and perspectives. Located in the vibrant and culturally diverse Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex, TCU occupies a prominent position in the community. The north Texas metropolitan area offers access to a wide variety of colleges and universities and is home to world-class museums and other cultural amenities providing enriching personal and professional activities on and off campus. A faculty highly engaged in research and student-centered teaching, a commitment to providing students with an engaging campus experience, and state-of-the-art academic environments have made TCU a progressive, exciting place to learn. For the past five years the Chronicle of Higher Education has honored TCU as “one of the great colleges to work for.”
The College of Education is committed to a teacher-scholar model in which research informs teaching as well as successful classroom and administrative practice. The Educational Leadership Higher Education program offers masters and doctoral degrees (Ed.D. and Ph.D.). Faculty who work with higher education students are committed to educating students for the rigorous demands of a diverse, global community. Course offerings and learning opportunities are designed to prepare leaders of courage and authenticity who are equipped for a wide range of leadership positions; have the ability to tackle future challenges and to design programs focused on student engagement and learning; re-imagine the learning process and build an enhanced understanding of learning; operate with a global perspective in a diverse, rapidly evolving field; create new settings now possible through technology; are committed to growth and reflect clear ethical commitments for the education of students. We seek candidates who desire to be key leaders of a dynamic team to create innovative programs of study that meet the challenges of today's rapidly changing educational leadership environment.
POSITION: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar Fellow
The DEI Scholar Fellow is a postdoctoral fellowship in the Educational Leadership Higher Education Leadership program designed to support teaching and research efforts. This position will receive mentorship, research support, and a travel stipend to advance the DEI Scholar Fellow’s research agenda. The fellow will also have an opportunity to participate in a mixed-methods, multi-year research project focused on college readiness and transitions.
The DEI Scholar Fellow will receive culturally relevant supports from the Holmes Program at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Launched in 1991, the Holmes Program provides mentorship, peer support and professional development to master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral scholars who self-identify as racially and ethnically diverse and are pursuing a program of study in education. The selected fellow will engage in shared learning experiences alongside 200 active Holmes Scholars from across the country and will benefit from an alumni network of 700+ faculty, Deans and leaders in education.
The main job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach a 1:1 course load in higher educational leadership graduate courses potentially including postsecondary leadership, college student development, community college leadership, diversity and inclusion, organization and administration, and/or other program topics as needed.
Establish a research record to support a pathway to a tenure-track position
Provide service to the college, university, professional associations, and discipline-related organizations and partners.
1. An earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, or related field, with an emphasis in Higher Education by July 2022
2. Potential for success in teaching graduate courses related to higher education
3. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service
4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff
5. Potential and interest in engaging professional educational leadership and/or research organizations (i.e., AACTE, ASHE, NASPA, ACPA, AERA, CSCC).
6. Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
Background and experience with qualitative data collection and analysis
Capacity to conduct independent research; strong authorship/writing skills, as well as evidence of productivity in peer-reviewed journals is preferred
Demonstrated success in teaching graduate courses related to higher education
Participation in the AACTE University Holmes Program
STARTING DATE: August 2022
SALARY: $50,000, including benefits, research support, and travel stipend
APPOINTMENT: 12-month period, renewable up to two years depending on performance, need, and finances; possible extension to tenure-track role after completing two years
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. TCU only accepts applications and supporting documents submitted electronically at https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/job/497465/postdoctoral-fellow-college-of-education. Interested applicants should provide a two-page statement of research interests and explanation of suitability for the position, include a link for at least one manuscript in progress, and curriculum vitae. Also, include the name and contact information of three references. Contact HR Talent Acquisition, for any questions or problems with your application at 817.257.7790 or [email protected].
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.
TCU is all about the experience. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 130 undergraduate areas of study, 61 master’s level programs and 24 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment. Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides. Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizati...ons, all without leaving the campus. That’s when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville. It’s how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.