Visiting Assistant Professor – Texas A&M University: College-Geosciences
Location: College Station, TX
Open Date: Aug 8, 2021
Deadline: Oct 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. For 2021 (with Fellows to begin fall 2022), the ACES Fellows Program is funded by the Office of the Provost, and administered by the Office for Diversity at Texas A&M in partnership with the College of Geosciences.
In recognition of Texas A&M University’s Diversity Plan, the ACES Fellows Program promotes the research, teaching, and scholarship of early career scholars who embrace the belief that diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence. From this experience at Texas A&M, fellows should develop an understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion and the power that it holds for students, faculty, and staff to enrich their lives.
As a Tier 1 research and land-grant institution, Texas A&M upholds its responsibility to accountability, campus climate, equity, and scholarship by maintaining a campus that affirms equity and fosters inclusion and belonging. Significantly, Texas A&M holds itself accountable to improved campus climate and equity goals through clear, accessible measures.
ACES Fellows are afforded access to invaluable academic and professional development experiences to advance their careers as scholars. It is possible that some ACES Fellows will be hired as tenure-track faculty at the conclusion of the fellowship. ACES Fellows will benefit from: prescriptive mentoring, access to instructional best practices, a vast array of world-class research and productivity resources, and a robust network of renowned Texas A&M scholars from across disciplines.
ABOUT THE 2021-2022 ACES FELLOWS PROGRAM
- Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. Applicants should have earned their PhD between January 1, 2018 and July 1, 2022. Fellows begin their appointment in fall 2022.
- Stipend and benefit details are specified in the position descriptions. Benefits including medical, dental, and vision are available. The fellowship period generally begins August 1 and ends on July 31. Start dates are negotiable, but must commence between July 1 and August 10.
- Fellows will receive reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $5,000), a research and travel allowance as specified in the position description, and a private office.
- ACES Fellows will teach one course per academic year, thereby benefiting from dedicated research time. Fellows will hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor.
- A hallmark of the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is the mentoring ACES Fellows will receive, as well as its attention to community-building among ACES Fellows.
Applications are welcome from scholars with a strength in, and evidence of, a respect for diversity and inclusion. The Department of Geography welcomes applications from scholars with research and teaching interests in Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy and Human-Environment Interactions. The Department of Atmospheric Sciences seeks scholars with research and teaching interests in Weather and Climate Risk, Climate Impacts, and Air Quality Modeling. We invite applications from scholars whose work aligns with a field or department(s) in the College of Geosciences:
Applicants’ should have earned their doctoral degrees (PhD) between January 1, 2018 and July 1, 2022.
Prior to beginning the online application, individuals are encouraged to review the instructions and the requested materials. Applications are due by 11:59 pm Eastern on November 1, 2021. The application for the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program requires submission of the following online at http://apply.interfolio.com/91717:
- Your contact information (Name, email, phone number, address, and name of your doctoral-granting institution)
- Cover letter (1-3 pages)
- Proposal of scholarly project(s) (3-5 pages) that will be conducted during the fellowship years
- Statement (1-3 pages) explaining how your scholarship, teaching, and/or other experiences have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and how that commitment may benefit Texas A&M University
- One writing sample (e.g., book chapter, chapter from your dissertation, journal article, work under review, or work in progress)
- Contact information for three references including name, title, and contact information — Please do not include your letters of reference with your application materials. The Office for Diversity will ask you for your letters if your application advances through the review process.
The website for the College of Geosciences is below:
Please note: While there is a single application for the College of Geosciences, applicants will select the department(s) that best align(s) with their research and scholarship. Texas A&M University is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
Please email ACES@tamu.edu if you have any questions related to eligibility, technical issues with the application, or program details.