Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of San Diego in California

Date Posted December 18, 2013
Type Post-doc
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego announces three openings for the Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to support scholars who are committed to teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented in higher education, and who show promise of a distinguished research career from any discipline from the Humanities, Sciences, Math and Social Sciences. We are especially invested in supporting the early development of scholars whose research, teaching, mentoring and/or service advances the perspectives of Gender, First Nations/Native Americans, African Americans, and/or Filipino Americans. The positions will begin in September 2014 and will be housed in any three of the following academic departments:

• Biology
• Chemistry and Biochemistry
• Communication Studies
• Ethnic Studies
• Languages and Literature
• Marine Sciences and Environmental Studies
• Physics
• Political Sciences and International Relations
• Theology and Religious Studies

The Diversity Fellowship is a two-year program that offers the possibility of a one-year renewal. Fellows will teach three courses per year, and will work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their discipline. USD faculty will mentor the fellows’ interdisciplinary engagement with liberal arts pedagogy, and provide institutional and intellectual support for the fellows’ active scholarly research agenda.

Candidates must have completed their PhD or other terminal degree within three years of the closing date. Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will be given priority. Awards include competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation. Submit:

• a letter of application
• curriculum vitae, three letters of reference
• a scholarly writing sample
• a statement of teaching philosophy
• sample syllabi for a lower and upper division course
• a statement about commitment and experience teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented in higher education,
• and a statement of research plans and goals that is thoughtfully integrated into the mission and vision of the College of Arts and Sciences and larger university.

Deadline for receiving all materials is January 24, 2014 by 5:00 PM PST. To apply, go to www.sandiego.edu/jobs and look for job # 12528. Register as an applicant and upload all materials to the site. In addition, please submit one copy to usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu.

The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic Intellectual and social traditions, and a superior liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. Historically, Catholic Universities have assumed responsibility for welcoming diversity and creating a public space for underrepresented groups.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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