Postdoctoral Fellow - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Texas Christian University   Fort Worth, TX   Full-time     Education
Posted on February 27, 2023
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Job Summary:

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Texas Christian University is excited to announce our search for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Post-Doctoral Fellow in Nursing. TCU Nursing has an innovative curriculum designed to prepare students for work in a wide variety of agencies, clinics, and other community facilities in addition to hospitals and extended-care facilities. The emphasis in classrooms and patient care settings is on the development of critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and decision-making. TCU Nursing faculty include accomplished educators, researchers, and practitioners interested in promoting the field of nursing education and practice. Our simulation and practice labs are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to prepare students for patient care before entering the hospital setting.

As a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Nursing, the successful candidate would support TCU Nursing's efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of the curriculum and training of our undergraduate students. Teaching one nursing course per semester in their area of expertise, the DEI Post-Doctoral Fellow will allow TCU Nursing to meet the needs of growing enrollments and a diversifying student body. Assisting TCU Nursing with the integration of these themes into nursing courses will be a powerful means for attaining and ensuring greater health equity across a variety of communities, and will promote interdisciplinary collaboration within Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences and across campus.

School/College Description:

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.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:
  • Teaching one undergraduate course each semester in TCU Nursing
  • Establish a research record to support a pathway to a tenure-track position
Required Education and Experience:
  • Ph.D. degree in nursing or health-related field
  • Experience with student instruction in nursing, innovations in research, scholarship and creative activities, and partnerships in outreach and service that advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with research or scholarship within an area of health disparities, diabetes, and/or geriatrics.

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.Each award is for 12 months and may be renewable up to two years upon demonstration of academic productivity. The position will begin Fall 2023.

• Mentorship from faculty member(s) in TCU Nursing
• Participation in Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences college-wide programming
• Funding to support research and travel.

Application Process:

Please submit the following to be considered for this program,
  • Cover letter describing applicant's relevant personal and professional background, as well as interest in a postdoctoral at TCU
  • Curriculum vitae including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address.
  • Research statement (two-page limit, single-spaced)
  • Statement sharing how your experience(s) related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help to advance TCU's commitment to fostering an inclusive community (two-page limit, single-spaced)
  • Three letters of recommendation.
All application materials should be submitted as soon as possible.

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.