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Texas Christian University

Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History of American Art

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posted: November 20, 2023
Application Deadline: December 08, 2023


Texas Christian University
Lori Diel
TCU Box 298000, Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX, 76129

With a strong commitment to scholarly work and achievement, Texas Christian University (TCU) is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship committed to our strong teacher-scholar model. This program offers a postdoctoral fellowship of up to two years to a stellar scholar who is committed to research and teaching. The program is designed to promote diversity in the academy. This term, the fellowship is seeking applications from individuals with research and pedagogical experience in the following area: Art Historian of American Art. We are especially interested in scholars with a focus on African American, Latinx, or Native American Art and/or History of Photography. The fellow will be expected to work closely with the collections and resources of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow has the unique opportunity to receive mentorship from a senior professor and college leadership; training and development in the areas of research and pedagogy; professional development preparing the fellow for a full-time faculty position at an academic institution; networking and connection-building with university administration; and opportunities to engage and participate as an active member of the TCU community. Each award is for 12 months and may be renewable for only one additional year upon demonstration of academic productivity. The position will begin Fall 2024.

TCU is a private, secular institution that values scholarship, artistic and creative expression, and intellectual inquiry while honoring the importance of every individual's religious identity. TCU's School of Art is a NASAD-accredited program that offers the B.A. and M.A. in Art History, as well as the B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Studio Art and the B.F.A. in Art Education. The "museum experience" makes the TCU Art History program distinctive. The art history faculty maintains a close working relationship with the art museums in the area, especially the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas Museum of Art, and Sid Richardson Museum. Centering on the art object, the program allows students to expand their knowledge of the historical, stylistic, and theoretical dimensions of the visual arts, while having the invaluable experience of engaging directly with art objects.

Expectations: The TCU Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow is expected: 1) to teach a minimum of one class during each semester of the fellowship. Additional duties, which might include other types of instructional support, will be assigned in a manner befitting the fellow's area(s) of expertise; 2) to focus on research; 3) to meet regularly with faculty mentors; 4) to participate in professional development opportunities; and 5) to connect and collaborate across the college and institution when deemed appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
• Fellowship applicants must be eligible and authorized to work in the US without an employer-sponsored visa
• PhD in Art History or a closely related field, received within the past five years and no later than August 1, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the U.S. higher education system are strongly encouraged to apply.
• The selection committee will consider all factors that enhance a candidate's ability to contribute to diversity in the academy, including varied socioeconomic and cultural experiences, diversity-related research, teaching goals emphasizing diversity, and first-generation college graduates. Candidates meeting these criteria should highlight these experiences in the diversity statement.
• Have experience in and a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching.

Award: The salary is competitive with similar postdoctoral fellowships, and the position includes a generous benefits package including access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance. This award also includes a stipend for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for 12 months and may be renewable for only one additional year upon demonstration of academic productivity. The position will begin Fall 2024.

Application instructions are available at Application review will begin on December 8, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Lori Diel (

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