Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of San Diego)

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego announces a Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to support scholars who are committed to teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented in higher education, and who show promise of a distinguished academic career in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, Mathematics and/or Social Sciences. Through this fellowship, we are committed to support the early development of scholars whose research/creative activity, teaching, mentoring or service advances the perspectives of African Americans.
The position will begin in September 2015 and will be housed in one or more of the following academic departments:

• English
• Chemistry
• Languages, Literatures and Cultures
• Political Science and International Relations
• Psychological Sciences
• Sociology
• Theology & Religious Studies

The Diversity Fellowship is a two-year program that offers the possibility of a one-year renewal. Postdocs teach up to three courses per year, and work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their disciplines. USD faculty support the postdocs’ interdisciplinary engagement with liberal arts pedagogy, and provide institutional and intellectual guidance for the postdocs’ active scholarly agendas.

Candidates must have completed their PhD or other terminal degree no more than three years before the starting date (August 2015). Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will have priority.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

Salary: Awards include a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation;

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 37.5 per week

Closing date: March 20, 2015

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.


• letter of application (please indicate Department(s) for which you seek affiliation if awarded the postdoc),
• curriculum vitae,
• sample of scholarly or creative work,
• statement of teaching philosophy,
• sample syllabi for lower and upper division courses,
• statement about commitment and experience teaching, mentoring or service advancing the perspectives of African Americans,
• statement of research/creative activity plans and goals that is thoughtfully integrated into the mission and vision of the university, and
• three letters of reference (submitted directly to Interfolio by referee).

For full consideration, all of the above mentioned materials must be received by March 20, 2015 by 5:00PM PST. Electronic submission of all application materials through Interfolio is required; after establishing an account, candidates can search for this position in the system (http://apply.interfolio.com/28717). In addition, all candidates must register through USD’s online job site: go to http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs/, look for job # IRC16107, and complete the application form (but do not submit any materials through this site).

The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic Intellectual and social traditions, and a superior liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. Historically, Catholic Universities have assumed responsibility for welcoming diversity and enriching the community by creating a public space for underrepresented groups.

“USD is an Equal Opportunity employer, and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.”

The University of San Diego will be a smoking and tobacco-free campus effective August 18, 2015. For more information, visit http://www.sandiego.edu/

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