Until Filled. Review of materials will begin October 2.
This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at
Texas Christian University invites applications for up to two
tenure-stream positions, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to
begin August 2024. We seek applications from talented
teacher-scholars to contribute to our programs, department, and
Scholars of all time periods and specializations in any humanities
or social sciences discipline within Black Studies and Latinx
Studies are encouraged to apply and will receive full
consideration. We seek candidates with a record of successful
undergraduate teaching, academic service, publication, and
scholarly promise. We are a Department that values diversity,
equity, and inclusion, and we seek scholars with decolonial,
feminist, anti-racist and justice-oriented teaching and research
We are particularly interested in candidates with research and
teaching interests that include (but are not limited to): Gender,
Comparative Approaches (Afro-Latinx, Afro-Asian, etc), Social
Movements, Black Southern Studies, Decolonial Studies and/or Queer
of Color Critique. 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
Responsibilities center on teaching undergraduate courses in the
Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, including our
minors in African American and Africana Studies and Latinx Studies.
Additional duties include graduate teaching for the CRES graduate
certificate. Candidates must carry out a robust scholarly research
and publication agenda and contribute service at the department,
college, and university levels. The position carries a 3/2 teaching
load and a competitive salary.
A Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or similar interdisciplinary field, or in
a traditional discipline with significant demonstrated background
and experience related to the study of race and ethnic studies in
the TCU AddRan College of Liberal Arts
https://addran.tcu.edu/index.php. Capacity to teach courses
focusing on Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies. Ph.D. must be in
hand by the candidate’s start date.
• Graduate degree or coursework in Ethnic Studies, Black/Africana
Studies, Latinx Studies [LB1]or a related field.
• Expertise in feminist theories and women and nonbinary people of
• Experience in community-based participatory teaching, research,
or creative activity
Housed in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, 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 critically examine race and ethnicity as an essential
step toward becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global
community. It is an academic and community-oriented department
committed to intercultural understanding, advocacy, and action. The
CRES community values respect, inclusiveness, creative expression,
dialogue, engagement, inquiry, and academic excellence.
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan
College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of
the humanities and social sciences. The College includes
approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 13 departments
(Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies, Criminology & Criminal
Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language
Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology &
Anthropology, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and Women & Gender
Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army
and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 17 Bachelor of
Arts and 7 Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General
Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal
Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D.
degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.
University & Fort Worth Description:
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres
nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes
away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and
colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the
Burnett School of Medicine.
Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700
graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify
as a member of a minority group, five percent are international
students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our
students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The
University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top
100 National University as classified by US News and World Report
and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities –
High Research Activity.
At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational
imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and
strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders
and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the
University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and
staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus
leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and
understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher
education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights
ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that
aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone
is respected and included.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a
smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities,
diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth,
Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an
ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have
grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that
many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the
region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort
Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in
the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas.
In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable
city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World
Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth,
Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities
in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and
entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art
museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance
Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country.
Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at
Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
Required Application Materials & Application
Review of applications is ongoing; candidates who submit by October
2, 2023, will receive priority. Applications should be submitted
online through the TCU Human Resources website at
https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. Fill out personal/contact
information and voluntary survey and then upload a letter of
application, full CV, and a writing sample. Additional materials
will be requested prior to zoom interviews, and semi-finalists will
be asked to provide three reference letters. Questions regarding
the position should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr.
Bonnie A. Lucero (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the
application process or uploading documents should be directed to
TCU’s Human Resources office at email@example.com or
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