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Postdoctoral Fellow – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Job Summary:

The Postdoctoral Fellow is responsible for contributing scholarly work to the respective discipline and TCU through teaching, research, creative activity, and service. This position is part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar Fellowship Program, which is designed to recruit emerging scholars from a range of disciplines who are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The program is part of TCU’s wider commitment to promoting inclusive excellence, furthering the university’s goals for a more diverse faculty and inclusive campus. This position is grant funded and appointment to this role is for a period of up to 2 years.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Promotes innovative ways of involving our diverse student body in an accessible and engaged educational experience.
2. Advances new approaches to interdisciplinary research, scholarship or creative work that benefits our diverse communities and addresses complex global problems.
3. Contributes to inclusive excellence action research.
4. Expands collaborations with community and business partnerships, including those involving traditionally underserved groups.
5. Establishes a research record to support a pathway to tenure-track position.
6. Teaches up to one course per semester for Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Nursing.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & 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 Education & Experience:

• Experience with research or scholarship within an area of health disparities, diabetes and/or geriatrics.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of current research and issues in diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Skill in all components of Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word, and Outlook.
• Skill in Microsoft Windows navigation techniques.
• Ability to analyze and accurately interpret information contained in a variety of data sets.
• Ability to accurately document research results.
• Ability to compose technical reports.
• Ability to review and make recommendations to improve and streamline processes.
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Ability to consult with external groups and maintain positive relationships.

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. 

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