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Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Employer:  University of San Diego
Job Number:  4019536
Date Posted:  01/20/2017
Application Deadline: 2/9/2017

Job Description

University of San Diego

Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Department: College of Arts & Sciences
Faculty Full-Time
Job IRC#22559

Job Description:

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego announces a Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship. The College seeks to support two scholars who have a proven record and commitment to empowering students from communities that are underrepresented in academia through research, creative activity, teaching, service and/or mentoring. We are especially interested in advancing the perspectives of African Americans, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Filipinas/os/x, Chicanas/os/x, Latinas/os/x and/or Pacific Islanders. The postdoctoral scholar will begin in fall 2017 and will be housed in one or more of the following academic programs:

• Biology
• Chemistry and Biochemistry
• English
• Environmental and Ocean Sciences
• History (with particular interest in a scholar who specializes in African American History)
• Mathematics
• Psychological Sciences
• Sociology

The Diversity Postdoctoral scholar position is for two years with the possibility of a one-year renewal. Postdoctoral scholars typically teach three courses per year, and work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their disciplines.

This is a full-time, temporary position with an assignment end date of July 31, 2019.


Candidates must have completed their PhD or other terminal degree no more than three years before the starting date (August 2017). Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will have priority. Awards include 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.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. This is an 11-month position paid over 12 months.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% 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

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing date: For full consideration, materials must be received by February 9, 2017, 5:00PM PST.

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, covered veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

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  http://www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

Please complete the following steps:

1. Go to http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs/, look for job, IRC# 22559 and complete the application form, to register as an applicant through USD. You are not required to complete the qualification section online or upload documents instead,
2. Create a single PDF document that includes the materials listed below and submit it directly to, usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu
• cover letter,
• curriculum vitae,
• statement about commitment and experience teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented,
• statement of teaching philosophy,
• statement of research/creative activity plans and goals with thoughtful integration into the mission and vision of the university,
• sample of scholarly or creative work,
• sample syllabus for lower division course (and upper division course, if available), and
• names of three recommenders who will be providing letters of support
3. Have your recommenders send letters of support directly to usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu, please have them include your name in the title of the email.

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

Apply now at: http://apptrkr.com/945626

Contact:  Human Resources
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92110
United States
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