Lecturers in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (two positions; field open)

The Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) program at Texas Christian University invites applications for two temporary Lecturer positions for the 2018-19 school year only.  Each Lecturer will teach three courses per semester and complete a special administrative or service project on behalf of the program, under the supervision of the CRES Director (in lieu of a fourth course each semester).  Courses for each term will likely include two sections of the program’s introductory course, CRES 10103 – Engaging Difference and Diversity in America, and one upper-division course on a topic of the Lecturer’s own choosing related to race/ethnicity.

The mission of CRES is to educate students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to critically examine racial and ethnic identities, experiences, and issues as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community.  As an academic- and community-oriented program committed to intercultural understanding, advocacy, and action, CRES values respect, inclusiveness, creative expression, dialogue, engagement, inquiry, and academic excellence.

Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or another terminal degree completed by August 15, 2018, in Ethnic Studies or another similar interdisciplinary field or in a traditional discipline with significant demonstrated background and experience related to race and ethnicity.
  • Ability to teach introductory and upper-division courses on Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in curriculum development, strategic planning, and/or academic leadership roles
  • Experience in activism or community engagement

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 https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2018-F016. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.  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 hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790.  Questions about the program and its curriculum may be directed to cres@tcu.edu.

Review of applications begins May 14, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  The position start date is in August, 2018.

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 six 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.