Texas A&M University — Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship Fellows 2021-2022 Program

Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship Faculty Fellows 2021-2022 Program

Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. ACES Faculty Fellows are hired as Visiting Assistant Professors with the expectation of transitioning to tenure track (pending departmental review) at the end of the fellowship period. 

For 2021 (with Faculty Fellows to begin August 2022), the ACES Faculty Fellows Program is funded by the Office of the Provost (https://provost.tamu.edu/) and administered by the Office for Diversity at Texas A&M in partnership with the following unit(s): The Bush School of Government and Public ServiceCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentCollege of EngineeringCollege of Geosciences, College of Liberal ArtsCollege of Medicine, College of Science, Galveston CampusSchool of Law, and School of Public Health.

In recognition of Texas A&M University’s Diversity Plan,the ACES Faculty 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 Faculty Fellows are afforded access to invaluable academic and professional development experiences to advance their careers as scholars. The objective is for ACES Faculty Fellows to transition to tenure-track faculty at the conclusion of the fellowship. ACES Faculty 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 FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM

  • Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs and/or JDs. School of Law applicants’ degrees should be earned between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2022. All other units’ applicants’ degrees should be completed no more than four years from the time of application. Faculty Fellows begin their appointment August 2022.
  • The benefits and stipend are department specific. Benefits including medical, dental, and vision are available. The faculty fellowship period generally begins August 1 and ends on July 31. Start dates are negotiable, but must commence between July 1 and August 10.
  • ACES Faculty Fellows will receive reimbursement for one-time relocation fees, a research and travel allowance as specified in the position description, and a private office.
  • ACES Faculty 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 Faculty Fellows Program is the mentoring Faculty Fellows will receive, as well as its attention to community-building.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications are welcome from scholars with a strength in, and evidence of, a respect for diversity and inclusion.

APPLICATION

Applications are now open. The Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program requires submission of the following materials:

  • Your contact information (Name, email, phone number, address, and name of your doctoral-granting institution)
  • Cover letter (1-3 pages)
  • CV
  • 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.

APPLY HERE FOR:

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 

College of Education and Human Development 

College of Engineering 

College of Geosciences 

College of Liberal Arts 

College of Medicine 

College of Science 

Galveston Campus 

School of Law 

School of Public Health 

Texas A&M University is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to collect application materials. 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.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged and will be actively sought. The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.

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