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Postdoctoral Fellowship

With a strong commitment to scholarly work and achievement, Texas Christian University (TCU) is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship committed to our strong teacher-scholar model. This program offers a postdoctoral fellowship of up to two years to a stellar scholar committed to research and teaching. The program is designed to promote diversity in the academy.

The Postdoctoral Fellow has the unique opportunity to receive:

  • Mentorship from a senior professor and college leadership
  • Training and development in the areas of research and pedagogy
  • Professional development preparing the fellow for a full-time faculty position at an academic institution
  • Networking and connection-building with university administration
  • Opportunities to engage and participate as an active member of the TCU community

For more information or to inquire about applying for TCU Postdoctoral Fellowship, contact: Chief Inclusion Officer Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado,
(817) 257-5566.

  • Fellowship applicants must be eligible and authorized to work in the US without an employer-sponsored visa.
  • Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the U.S. higher education system are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The selection committee will consider all factors that enhance a candidate’s ability to contribute to diversity in the academy, including varied socioeconomic and cultural experiences, diversity-related research, teaching goals emphasizing diversity, and first-generation college graduates. Candidates meeting these criteria should highlight these experiences in the diversity statement.
  • Have experience in and a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching.

The salary is a minimum of $50,000 plus a generous benefits package including access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance. This award also includes up to $5,000 for research‐related and program travel expenses. Each award is for 12 months and may be renewable for only one additional year upon demonstration of academic productivity.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected: 1) to teach a minimum of one class during each semester of the fellowship. Additional duties, which might include other types of instructional support, will be assigned in a manner befitting the fellow’s area(s) of expertise; 2) to focus on research; 3) to meet regularly with faculty mentors; 4) to participate in professional development opportunities; and 5) to connect and collaborate across the college and institution when deemed appropriate.

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in doing postdoctoral work specifically at TCU and relevant personal and professional background.
  • A curriculum vitae including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address.
  • A research statement (three-page limit, double-spaced).
  • A statement sharing how your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help to advance TCU’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community (1-3 pages).
  • References may be requested.
  • Any accommodations required.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now closed.

Applications should include all application materials. Finalists may be asked to submit additional materials. Only electronic materials will be accepted. Uploading instructions will be available on the TCU jobs site when the position opens for the Fall 2024 academic year.