Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty

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Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty

Department Description:

The Diversity 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.


Detailed Description:

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. We 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 of the following academic programs:

  • Biology (Aquatic Ecology and Quantitative Biology)
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Communication Studies (Strategic Communication)
  • Critical Technology Studies (Humanities Center)
  • Ethnic Studies (AIAN Studies or Chicanx/Latinx or Filipinx or Pacific Islander Studies)
  • Theatre

The purpose of the Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty Program is to mentor new 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 follow a teacher/scholar model.

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. Appointment includes a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation.


Job Requirements:

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:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

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


Special Application Instructions

For full consideration, materials must be received by February 8, 2019.

Please complete the following steps:

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. Please include:
  • 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)
  • 3 letters of recommendation

  • Contact: [email protected]

    If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]


    Additional Details:

    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 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.


    To apply, visit http://jobs.sandiego.edu/cw/en-us/job/492502/diversity-postdoctoral-faculty





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    Posted: 12/21/2018
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