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Postdoctoral Fellow - School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Texas Christian University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
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WGST Department: TCU WGST Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Description

The Department of Women & Gender Studies at Texas Christian University (TCU) announces two (2) two-year Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships. We seek applicants who bring a dynamic research and teaching agenda in intersectional feminist, queer, and/or trans studies. This is a two-year appointment with potential for renewal for a third year, at the discretion of the dean and contingent upon available funding.

This position is grant-funded and dependent upon funding from non-university sources; continued employment beyond the initial employment period is contingent on the terms and conditions of the grant.

Two Fellows will be chosen to encourage peer support. The postdoctoral fellow is as two-year, 12-month staff appointment from August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2025.

The Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship aims to support historically marginalized faculty, including transgender, non-binary, and cisgender Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, Arab, and other People of Color. We are particularly interested in scholars of Chicana feminism, muxerista studies, jotería studies, Indigenous feminisms, Black feminism or womanism, STEMinisms, transnational feminism, or those who work in or with queer and/or trans of color critique. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates whose research and publications center on questions of intersectional justice, activism, and political engagement regionally in Texas, the U.S. South, the Southwestern U.S., or transnationally.

The primary duties of the successful Fellows consist of a) developing or making significant progress toward at least one scholarly or creative work while at TCU and b) teaching one course each semester, with the opportunity to teach or develop an advanced undergraduate course related to their scholarship after their first year. Fellows will each teach one section of Introduction to Women & Gender Studies in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.

The Fellows are welcome to, but not required to, contribute to WGST programming and student mentorship during their appointment. The Fellows will be able to draw on resources including formal mentorship with a full-time faculty member, the support of TCU’s Office of Research, and other resources in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Fellows are expected to maintain an active publication or creative works agenda, and bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist, trans-inclusive social justice teaching at a Predominantly White Institution.

Total Compensation

Each postdoc will receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits. Relocation expenses are negotiable.

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. For more information, please visit TCU HR’s Benefits Guide .


A PhD in Women, Gender, and/or Sexualities Studies or in a relevant humanities, arts, social sciences, or STEM field by time of appointment. The awarding of the degree must be no earlier than May 2018 and no later than August 2023. The fellow must be eligible to work in the United States prior to the start of appointment on August 1, 2023.

Required application documents include:
  • letter of interest
  • curriculum vita
  • two (2) letters of reference
  • writing sample (about 25 pages)
  • relevant sample syllabus
  • diversity statement addressing your scholarship and teaching
About the Department

Women & Gender Studies programming has been part of TCU since 1994. In 2018, TCU approved both a BA and a BS in WGST, along with our existing minor, emphasis, and Graduate Certificate. WGST joined the recently founded School of Interdisciplinary Studies that same year and became the Department of Women & Gender Studies. The WGST Department is supported by dedicated faculty, staff, and administration who clearly identify the intersection of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class as essential to the task of engendering a heritage of service in pursuit of the greater good and an active appreciation for the array of human experiences. The WGST Department is committed to building a diverse educational environment that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence.

About the School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Established in 2018, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies connects experts, ideas, and communities to promote empathy, respect, and social justice. Our vision is grounded in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to enable social justice-oriented scholarship; deep, integrated learning; and community connection. The School offers bachelor's degrees and graduate certificates in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies; a bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Inquiry; and undergraduate minors in CRES, WGST, African American and Africana Studies, and Latinx Studies. The School also oversees the student success program University Life and the IdeaFactory, an innovation hub that provides workshops and courses on human-centered design.

About TCU

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 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, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

Deadline to Apply: September 1, 2022. Only fully completed applications will be considered. Please apply via TCU PageUp.

Advertised: April 25, 2022 Central Daylight Time
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