Application Deadline Review of applications begins May 6, 2021 and will continue until this position is filled
Position Details The John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Lecturer position (a nine-month, non-renewable position) beginning August 2021. The position requires a commitment to inclusive, high-impact teaching in an honors context where students value intellectual exploration but share no common disciplinary background. The successful candidate will teach four in-person, socially-distant honors courses per semester: primarily lower-division Cultural Visions courses (creatively designed courses in which students examine the beliefs, norms, and values into which they have been socialized and ways in which their perceptions of other cultures are shaped by their own cultural roots) but potentially also upper-division colloquia (small seminars devoted to immersive exploration of big-picture topics relevant to junior and senior honors students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds).
Required qualifications • Doctoral degree (awarded no later than August 2021) • Undergraduate teaching experience (instructor of record for at least two courses)
Preferred qualifications • Demonstrated excellence as a creative, inclusive teacher • Teaching experience in an honors context
School/College Description The John V. Roach Honors College is a community of ambitious, intellectually curious students from every major on campus (over 1,100 in total, approximately 10 percent of the TCU undergraduate population). Honors College faculty craft unique learning experiences through which students encounter ideas and perspectives beyond their majors, adding depth and context to students’ undergraduate studies and accelerating their personal growth. Through high-impact practices such as intercultural and interdisciplinary inquiry, discussion-intensive seminars, independent research and creative projects, and community-engaged learning, Honors students are immersed in a culture of transformative inquiry. Honors students are further supported by a dedicated team of Honors Academic Advisors
University & Fort Worth Description ABOUT TCU
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.
At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
Required Application Materials & Application Instructions To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, a sample course syllabus along with a statement explaining what students in the course will learn, how they will learn, and how the course embodies an active commitment to diversity and inclusion), and names of three professional references to TCU Human Resources at https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. [Select “John V. Roach Honors College” and “full time” to find the position announcement.]
For questions regarding the application process, contact TCU Human Resources at [email protected] or 817-257-7790. For questions regarding the John V. Roach Honors College, contact Dr. Rob Garnett, Associate Dean ([email protected]).
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About Texas Christian University
TCU is all about the experience. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 130 undergraduate areas of study, 61 master’s level programs and 24 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment. Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides. Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizati...ons, all without leaving the campus. That’s when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville. It’s how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.