U San Diego Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty (USA)

PostdocsDiversity Postdoctoral Faculty, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. Deadline: February 4, 2019.

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of San Diego seeks to hire at least one faculty member with a commitment to empowering students from U.S. communities that are underrepresented in academia through research, creative scholarship, teaching, service and/or mentoring, and are especially interested in advancing the perspectives of African Americans, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Filipinas/os/x, Americans Chicanas/os/x, Latinas/os/x and/or Pacific Islanders. The postdoctoral faculty will begin in Fall 2019 and will serve one or more academic programs, including Communication Studies and Ethnic Studies.

The Diversity Postdoctoral faculty position is for two years. Postdoctoral faculty teach courses in their area of expertise, work closely with faculty mentors in their department, and are invited to participate in the College of Arts & Sciences faculty development programs. Candidates must have completed the PhD or other terminal degree before the starting date of August 2019. Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will have priority.

Tribal Liaison/Prof of Practice -U San Diego

The University of San Diego (USD) is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal, professional and scientific knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. USD invites applications for the position of Tribal Liaison/Professor of Practice starting August 15, 2014. This is a full- time, benefit-based, 10-month position with two integrated areas of duties: half of the position serves as the University’s Tribal Liaison, supervised by the Associate Provost for Inclusion & Diversity; half as Professor of Practice, supervised by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and the appropriate Department Chair.

The Tribal Liaison responsibilities include linking the University and its resources to the many tribal communities in its service area. Federally-recognized American Indian Tribes are considered sovereign nations, which underscores the need for appropriate interpretation of law and cultural protocol. Key responsibilities are becoming the campus expert in University and Tribal protocol issues, and developing and implementing programs, activities and networks that connect the University to urban- and reservation- based American Indian communities. The Tribal Liaison will advise on and implement best practices for the recruitment and retention of American Indian students, staff, and faculty at USD, function as a liaison between the campus community and American Indians and Tribal Nations in the larger San Diego County area and beyond, and work to build collaborative relationships among those entities. The Tribal Liaison will provide guidance and assistance to administrators, faculty and staff regarding tribal events, issues, educational needs, and protocol.

The Professor of Practice position is a non-tenure track instructional appointment in the College of Arts & Sciences. Responsibilities include: 1) teaching four courses per academic year; 2) holding one office hour per week per course taught; 3) performing departmental and/or college service duties as needed. Teaching duties include: designing syllabi and selecting instructional materials in coordination with the Chair; leading lectures and discussions, preparing and grading examinations, mentoring students in office hours, and assigning final grades.

A Master’s degree or equivalent in an academic discipline, with expertise in American Indian Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a relevant field required. A Doctoral or terminal degree preferred. This is a 10-month assignment paid over 12 months. For a full description of the position, qualifications, and other information, visit the University of San Diego Human Resources jobs website and reference job number IRC#12831. Inquiries should be directed to Esteban del Rio, Ph.D., Associate Provost, Inclusion & Diversity.

TO APPLY, complete BOTH of the following:
• Search IRC#12831 and choose the “Apply Now” button on the jobs website and follow instructions. If you have any questions or difficulties regarding the website, please contact the Employment Services Team.

• Submit via email:
1) a cover letter that includes relevant teaching experience, research, and direct experience working with and in American Indian communities;
2) resume/vita;
3) sample syllabi; and
4) have three reference letters submitted directly by your recommenders.

Review of applications begins February 28, 2014. Priority will be given to those who apply before that date. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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

The University of San Diego offers domestic partner benefits.

Diversity Postdoc at University of San Diego

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego announces three openings for the 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 research career from any discipline from the Humanities, Sciences, Math and Social Sciences. We are especially invested in supporting the early development of scholars whose research, teaching, mentoring and/or service advances the perspectives of Gender, First Nations/Native Americans, African Americans, and/or Filipino Americans.

The positions will begin in September 2014 and will be housed in any three of the following academic departments:
•         Biology
•         Chemistry and Biochemistry
•         Communication Studies
•         Ethnic Studies
•         Languages and Literature
•         Marine Sciences and Environmental Studies
•         Physics
•         Political Science and International Relations
•         Theology and Religious Studies

The Diversity Fellowship is a two-year program that offers the possibility of a one-year renewal. Fellows will teach three courses per year, and will work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their discipline. USD faculty will mentor the fellows’ interdisciplinary engagement with liberal arts pedagogy, and provide institutional and intellectual support for the fellows’ active scholarly research agenda.

Job Requirements
Candidates must have completed their PhD or other terminal degree within three years of the closing date. Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will be given priority. Awards include competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation.

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

Additional Details
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 creating a public space for underrepresented groups.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply
Deadline for receiving all materials is January 24, 2014 by 5:00 PM PST.

Please submit one copy to iRecruitment at www.sandiego.edu/jobs and look for job#12528 and click on “apply now”. In addition, please submit one copy to usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu.