Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar

Texas Christian University   Fort Worth, TX   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 13, 2023
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholar Fellow

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Texas Christian University invites applicants for the 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar.


The Postdoctoral Fellow is responsible for contributing scholarly work to the Department of Chemistry and TCU through research and teaching. The Fellow will lead a multi-investigator project on light-active functional organic materials based on triazine macrocycles. The Fellow will recruit a team of TCU undergraduates to design, simulate, synthesize, and characterize the target macrocycles. This will be carried out in collaboration with undergraduate research programs in modular aqueous-phase macrocycle synthesis (Prof. E. Simanek), computational chemistry simulations (Prof. B. Janesko), and OLED device fabrication (Prof. J. Coffer).

This position is part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar Fellowship Program, which is designed to recruit emerging scholars from a range of disciplines who are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The program is part of TCU's wider commitment to promoting inclusive excellence, furthering the university's goals for a more diverse faculty and inclusive campus.

The DEI Scholar will have multiple opportunities to establish a record of leadership, scholarship, and student mentoring, to support a pathway to a tenure-track position. The Scholar will be asked to teach one section of an advanced undergraduate course on an area in their specialty.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Ph.D. degree in chemistry or biochemistry.
  • Experience with engagements with students, innovations in research, scholarship and creative activities, and partnerships in outreach and service that advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

The salary is competitive with similar postdoctoral fellowships, and the position includes a generous benefits package including access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance. This award also includes a fund for research‐related and program travel expenses. Each award is for 12 months and renewable up to two years. This position will begin August 2023.

About TCU

TCU is a leading, private teaching and research institution located about three miles from downtown Fort Worth and 25 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. By virtue of TCU's location and resources, opportunities for growth and success as an academic leader are vast. TCU has a unique focus on global learning, an emphasis on multicultural training and participation in inter-professional education. At TCU, inclusive excellence is an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. In addition, the benefits package offered by TCU is one of the best in the country, including substantial tuition benefits for employees and family members.

About Department

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at TCU has nine faculty and 20 graduate students and postdocs engaged in a broad range of research. The department's teacher-scholar model values undergraduate and graduate research as essential components of student success. TCU is a private university in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, classified as high research activity (Carnegie R2 classification). The university is actively engaged in efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive campus, detailed here: https://inclusion.tcu.edu

Application Packet:

•Cover letter describing applicant's relevant personal and professional background, and the applicant's interest in doing postdoctoral research at TCU

•Curriculum vita

•Research statement (two-page limit, single-spaced).

•Statement sharing how your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help to advance TCU's commitment to fostering an inclusive community (two-page limit, single-spaced).

•Contact information for three letters of recommendation. Letters will be requested at a later time after submission of application. An email will be sent to each reference listed in the application where they can upload their LOR on your behalf.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on-campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

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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