University of San Diego — School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty

School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty
University of San Diego

Posting # 3918

Department Description:
Rooted in social justice, led by compassion, and inspired by curiosity the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) is a vibrant and vision-driven collective of academic departments, centers and institutes known for combining innovation with introspection, academics with real-world application, and study with social impact. The School's nationally accredited programs span the realms of leadership, teaching and counseling, both at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Detailed Description:
The School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego launches its inaugural Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty Program with the hiring of three postdoctoral faculty members, one each in the areas of: Learning and Teaching, Leadership Studies, and Counseling and Marital and Family Therapy. The goal of the Diversity Postdoctoral program is to support the development and preparation of tenure-line faculty with emphasis on those from BIPOC communities whose scholarship centers on race, anti-racism, critical diversity, equity, social justice and their intersections.

Post-doctoral faculty members will be appointed for two-years. In addition to their appointment within their respective academic departments, the three Postdoctoral faculty members will support the design and development SOLES-wide anti-racism initiatives vis a vis the SOLES Office of the Dean.

Postdoctoral faculty will be assigned a faculty mentor, will be part of a professional learning community to strengthen their scholarship and teaching and will receive targeted support and professional development through SOLES' Office of the Associate Dean.

Candidates who have not yet held a tenure-track faculty position will have priority. Appointment includes a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation. For full consideration, materials must be received by November 15, 2021.

Special Conditions of Employment:
The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow ourCovid-19vaccinerequirement process.

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.

Job Requirements:	Postdoctoral faculty members should have doctoral degrees in the areas of education, counseling, marital and family therapy, leadership or closely related fields and should clearly delineate in their cover letter which of the three departments they are applying for. Applicants should have a strong academic record and a burgeoning research agenda. Candidates must have completed the PhD no earlier than Spring 2017. The doctoral degree must be completed prior to January 2022 (for Spring 2022 start) and September 2022 (for Fall 2022 start).

Posting Salary:	Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 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:

Resume and Cover Letter Required

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Contact: Sarina Molina,

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Additional Details:	Hours: 40 per week

Closing date: November 15, 2021

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.

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