Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty
The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the University of San Diego. Our philosophy is built on the enduring values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, immersing students in the concepts of free inquiry, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and compassionate service. The College aims to establish an academic foundation for students to thrive and gain a comprehensive education, which spans the sciences, arts and social sciences. Through our exemplary liberal arts education and rigorous scholarship, we aspire to not only educate the mind but also develop the whole person.
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 the Latinx/Chicanx community members 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 2024. The following departments/programs have requested to host a postdoctoral faculty member:
- Art, Architecture, and Art History
- Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Psychological Sciences
- Theology & Religious Studies
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. Read more about the program.
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. Candidates must have completed the PhD or other terminal degree before the starting date of September 2024. 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.
Special Conditions of Employment:
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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.
Candidates must have completed the PhD or other terminal degree before the starting date of September 2024.
$5,374-5,547/month; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, 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
The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.
Special Application Instructions
Click the ‘Apply Now’ button to complete our online application. In addition, please upload the following items to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.
For full consideration, materials must be received by February 1, 2024.
- 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 information for three references who will be sent a link to upload letters.
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