Assistant Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

Texas Christian University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 8, 2023
Application Deadline:

Until Filled. Review of materials will begin October 2.

Position Details:

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 university.

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 methodologies.

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 ability.

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 Capacity to teach courses focusing on Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies. Ph.D. must be in hand by the candidate’s start date.

Preferred qualifications:
• 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 color politics.
• Experience in community-based participatory teaching, research, or creative activity

Department Details:

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.

School/College Description:

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.


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, 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 Instructions:

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 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 ( Questions regarding the application process or uploading documents should be directed to TCU’s Human Resources office at or 817-257-7790.

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.

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