Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Fellows Program is a faculty hiring program that connects early career faculty advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. Faculty are hired as ACES Assistant Professors with the expectation of transitioning to tenure track (pending departmental review) by the end of the fellowship period. ACES is administered by the Office for Diversity in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences.
The Department of Anthropology is comprised of 25 faculty in four distinct programs: cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and nautical archaeology. It also features the Center for the Study of the First Americans and the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, and is closely affiliated with the non-profit Institute of Nautical Archaeology. The department’s faculty engages in quantitative and qualitative research to answer questions related to ecology and evolution; technology and material culture; dispersals, diaspora, and migrations; and food, nutrition, and culture. The department is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming workplace and learning environment for all of its faculty, staff, and students, attracting and supporting individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our community, state, nation, and world.
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 public, land-grant, Hispanic-serving (HSI) research university, 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 improve campus climate and equity goals through clear, accessible measures.
ACES Assistant Professors are afforded access to invaluable academic and professional development experiences to advance their careers as scholars. The objective is for ACES Assistant Professors to transition to tenure-track faculty by the end of the fellowship. ACES Assistant Professors 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 ACES FACULTY FELLOWS PROGRAM
Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is an up to two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. Applicants' degrees should be completed no more than four years from the time of application. ACES Assistant Professors begin their appointment in August.
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 Assistant Professors will receive reimbursement for one-time relocation fees, a research and travel allowance as specified in the position description, and a private office.
ACES Assistant Professors will teach one course per academic year, thereby benefiting from dedicated research time. Fellows will hold the title of ACES Assistant Professor.
A hallmark of the Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is the mentoring ACES Assistant Professors will receive, as well as its attention to community-building.
Qualifications Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is an up to two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. Applicants' degrees should be completed no more than four years from the time of application. Applicants' should have earned their doctoral degrees (PhD) between January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2023.
Applications are welcome from scholars with a strength in, and evidence of, a respect for diversity and inclusion. We invite applications from scholars whose work aligns with a field in the College of Arts & Sciences in Anthropology.
Application Instructions 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 February 1, 2023. The application for the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program requires submission of the following online at http://apply.interfolio.com/112826:
Cover Letter (1-3) pages describing your interest in the position and providing preferred contact information (e.g., name, email, phone number, and address)
Research statement including proposal of scholarly project(s) (3-5 pages) conducted during the fellowship years
Teaching statement (1-3 pages) describing your teaching philosophy and focus
Diversity statement (1-3 pages) explaining how your scholarship, teaching, service and/or other experiences have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) 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.
Please email [email protected] if you have any questions related to eligibility, technical issues with the application, or program details.
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