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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar Fellow

Texas Christian University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2022

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholar Fellow

The School of Art seeks an emerging postdoctoral art historian, with a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching, to join our program in Art History as a DEI Scholar Fellow. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to a candidate with a research and teaching focus in any of the following areas: Africa, the Ancient Mediterranean World, Asia, the Islamic World, First Nations, and/or Native North America. We desire a candidate who will complement the current faculty’s strengths in the art of the ancient and colonial Americas, early modern Europe from a global perspective, 18th/19th-century Europe, and modern and contemporary art. Candidates whose research utilizes transregional and transhistorical approaches and whose teaching extends across time periods are especially encouraged to apply.

The DEI Scholar Fellow in the College of Fine Art’s School of Art will receive:
  • Participation in the College of Fine Arts faculty mentoring program
  • Private office space and a computer
  • Annual research budget to support costs associated with teaching, research, publications, and professional association memberships
The main job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Teaching one undergraduate or graduate course per semester in Art History
  • Establishing a research record to support a pathway to a tenure-track position
  • Participating in departmental activities, including serving on MA thesis committees
Required Education and Experience:
  • Ph.D. degree in Art History, Archaeology, Material Culture, Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Native American Studies, Classics, or related fields by the start of the fellowship
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, teaching/mentoring, and/or service and community engagement
About TCU

TCU is a leading, private teaching and research institution located about three miles from downtown Fort Worth and 25 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. By virtue of TCU's location and resources, opportunities for growth and success as an academic leader are vast. TCU has a unique focus on global learning, an emphasis on multicultural training and participation in inter-professional education. At TCU, inclusive excellence is an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. In addition, the benefits package offered by TCU is one of the best in the country, including substantial tuition benefits for employees and family members.

About School of Art

TCU’s School of Art is a NASAD-accredited program that offers the B.A. and M.A. in Art History, as well as the B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Studio Art and the B.F.A. in Art Education. The “museum experience” makes the TCU Art History program distinctive. The art history faculty maintains a close working relationship with the art museums in the area, especially the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Sid Richardson Museum. Centering on the art object, the program allows students to expand their knowledge of the historical, stylistic, and theoretical dimensions of the visual arts, while having the invaluable experience of engaging directly with art objects.


The salary is competitive with similar postdoctoral fellowships, and the position includes a generous benefits package including access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance. This award also includes a fund for research‐related and program travel expenses. Each award is for 12 months and renewable up to two years. This position will begin August 2023.

Application Process

Please submit the following to be considered for this program:
  • A cover letter describing your research and teaching interests and experience
  • A resume/curriculum vitae
  • A statement sharing how your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help to advance TCU’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community (two-page limit, single-spaced).
  • The names and contact information for three academic and/or professional references
All application materials should be submitted online by March 1, 2023.

For additional information about TCU, go to For additional information about the College of Fine Arts, go to . For information about School of Art and Art History, go to . For information about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholar Fellowship program, see .

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on-campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

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.

Advertised: December 8, 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications close: March 1, 2023 Central Standard Time

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