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Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty

Apply now Posting #: 2686
Position Status: Faculty, Full-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Position Title & Department:

 Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty; College of Arts & Sciences
Posting #

2686

Department Description:

The College of Arts and Sciences is the core of the undergraduate academic experience at the University of San Diego. It delivers a values-based liberal arts education to all undergraduate students and prepares them to flourish in their pursuit of academic excellence and personal achievement.

Detailed Description:

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of San Diego seeks to hire three faculty members for the Postdoctoral Program who have a commitment to advance the perspectives of African Americans through teaching opportunities, research/creative work, and mentoring. We are committed to the development of scholars who empower students from U.S. communities that are underrepresented in academia. The two-year postdoctoral faculty appointment will begin in Fall 2021. The following departments/programs have requested to host a postdoctoral faculty member:

  • Art, Architecture + Art History  (Visual Arts)
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Integrated Engineering (Shiley Marcos School of Engineering)
  • Music (Vocal and Choral music)
  • Philosophy and Women’s & Gender Studies (Joint Appointment)
  • Political Science (Public Law)
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Theatre

The purpose of the Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty Program is to mentor faculty in teaching excellence in the context of a primarily undergraduate institution within Catholic Higher Education and to cultivate inclusive communities within departments at the University. USD is poised to serve as a resource for faculty who are interested in pursuing an academic career that follows a teacher/scholar model. 

The Diversity Postdoctoral faculty position is for two years. Postdoctoral faculty teach courses in their area of expertise, continue their research trajectory, work closely with faculty mentors in their department, and participate in the College of Arts & Sciences’ faculty development programs. 

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have completed the PhD or other terminal degree before the starting date of September 2021. Candidates who have not yet held a tenure-track faculty position will have priority. Appointment includes a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation.

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. 

Posting Salary:

BB Positions

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), 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: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:
For full consideration, materials must be received by February 1, 2021. 

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. The following materials must be included:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including a statement about your experience teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented
  • Statement of research/creative activity including goals for the next two years and a sample of scholarly or creative work
  • Sample syllabus for a course in your area of expertise and a summary of teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Contact email for three references.

Contact: usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu

 If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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