Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Texas Christian University
Deadline: 
May 31, 2021
Post date: April 26, 2021

The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at Texas Christian University invites applications for the Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Assistant Professorship. This is a non-tenure track, non-renewable position for the 2021-22 academic year only. Responsibilities center on teaching three courses per semester, including introductory-level courses and an upper-division elective related to the professor's research specialty, and service to CRES.

Organized as a program starting in 2015, CRES now includes four full-time faculty and instructional staff positions, administrative support, over 70 affiliated faculty and staff from across the university, and strong and growing support from the TCU administration and our college. The Department offers a major, minor, and graduate certificate in CRES and minors in African American and Africana Studies and Latinx Studies. Our mission is to educate students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to educate and empower students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to critically examine race and racism and advance equity and justice – social, cultural, environmental, political, and economic – as essential steps in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach foundational concepts in race and ethnic studies, including but not limited to colonialism and imperialism, racialization and identity formation, power and hegemony, resistance and social movements, and the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability.

Position Requirements:

Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or another terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or another similar interdisciplinary field, or in a traditional discipline with significant demonstrated background and experience related to the study of race and racism.
  • Ability to teach introductory and upper-division courses on Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in Ethnic Studies, Black Studies/African American Studies, or a related field.
  • Candidates with graduate degrees in other interdisciplinary fields focused on race, such as Latino/Chicano/Boricua, Indigenous, Native American Pacific Islander, Asian American, and/or Arab American Studies, are also strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Expertise in feminist theories and women and nonbinary people of color politics
  • Experience in community-based participatory teaching, research, or creative activity
  • Experience with curriculum design and evaluation as well as program assessment
Application Instructions 

To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and teaching philosophy statement that also explains how the applicant will contribute to the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion to: https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/job/496915/cecil-h-and-ida-green-visiting-assistant-professor

Three confidential letters of recommendation should also be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled. For full consideration, apply by May 31, 2021.

Finalists for the position will be asked either to submit a video of a teaching demonstration (approximately 30 minutes in length) or will be asked to give a teaching demonstration during a virtual interview. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Questions about the department or position may be directed to Scott Kurashige, Chair of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (Scott.Kurashige@tcu.edu). Compensation is competitive, including fringe benefits available to full-time employees.

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