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Postdoctoral Scholar - Collaborative Fellowship

Employer
Texas State University
Location
San Marcos

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Scholar - Collaborative Fellowship

Job Posting Number:

20229NTL

Job Location:

San Marcos

College:

College of Science and Engineering

Department/School:

College of Science & Engineering

Position Description :

Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellowship -The Dean of College of Science and Engineering is expanding our efforts to grow into a R1 university by funding a collaborative postdoc. We hope to support the career development of outstanding Ph.D. recipients while advancing the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. We also want to expand research collaborations across departments in the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) at Texas State University (TXST). For more details and potential mentors see our website.
Interested applicants must complete the following steps prior to submitting their application:

  • Identify and contact two or more potential faculty participating mentors from different departments and discuss possible collaborative research proposals, and
  • Secure an agreement with those faculty mentors and write a short research proposal.

Required Qualifications:

  • No greater than 5 years since awarded doctoral degree;
  • Must be pursuing academic careers;
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications; and
  • Must have a collaborative proposal between CoSE academic departments that includes two or more faculty.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in a related science field;
  • Potential to contribute to diversity in CoSE;
  • A strong CV including peer reviewed publications, presentations, and grants; and
  • A research proposal that has the potential to extended to external funding agencies.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State University website, will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/36342. To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 1, 2021:

  • Cover letter – Statement of Research and Goals (a single pdf with the following document):
    • A description of your proposed research project including budget justification up to $2400 (3 page limit);
    • A personal statement describing your career goals and how you would contribute to faculty diversity in your academic discipline and any examples of teaching, mentorship, and service for and/or with underrepresented groups (2 page limit); and
    • A signed “Duties Contract”.
  • Five page curriculum vitae (in NIH Biosketch format).
  • List of at least three professional/academic references. Each reference should include name, title, affiliation, relationship, and email address.
  • A letter of support from each of your faculty mentors (as a pdf) that describes the importance of your research project and addresses the research potential. The letter should acknowledge the “Duties Contract”.
  • Upon applicant’s request, three letters of recommendation should be emailed to Dr. Paula Williamson at [email protected] by November 1, 2021. *One should be from your Ph.D. Advisor.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official doctoral transcripts.

Type of Position:

Full-Time

Proposed Start Date:

2021-2022 academic year

Posting Date:

09/22/2021

Evaluation of Applications Begins :

November 1, 2021

Full Consideration Date:

11/01/2021

Open Until Filled?:

Yes

EEO/AA Statement:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at [email protected]. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications:

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link:

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/36342

Special Instructions Summary:

Interested applicants must complete the following steps prior to submitting their application:

  • Identify and contact two or more potential faculty participating mentors from different departments and discuss possible collaborative research proposals, and
  • Secure an agreement with those faculty mentors and write a short research proposal.

Organization

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Mission

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.

Locations

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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Telephone
512-245-2111
Location
601 University Drive
San Marcos
Texas
78666
United States
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