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  • Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Assistant Professor

    • Employer: Texas A&M University
      Location: College Station, TX
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/15/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Excellent opportunity for early career scholars (earned their doctoral degrees between January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2023) for a two-year faculty position in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Texas A&M University (https://eccb.tamu.edu/), with the expectation of transitioning to tenure-track. The department has a strong focus on evolution and many faculty members are part of the interdisciplinary Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program (https://eeb.tamu.edu/). We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a broadly diverse student population to apply.


    Deadline: Feb 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


    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 Agriculture and Life Sciences.

    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.


    • Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is up to a 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.


    Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is up to a 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 Agriculture and Life Sciences in Ecology and Conservation Biology (ECCB).

    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 15, 2023. The application for the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows

    Program requires submission of the following online at: https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://apply.interfolio.com/112395__;!!KwNVnqRv!FzILWM3EUbQbSP55cgH-VSM5h8JN3PQEp7O7pNBeuySLXmmEW8uGIVj5-sw-xvODKSVa-rJTY4Wh3Uc8SBPSS7GL4_Pegw$:

    1. Cover Letter (1-3) pages describing your interest in the position and providing preferred contact information (e.g., name, email, phone number, and address)
    2. C.V.
    3. Research statement including proposal of scholarly project(s) (3-5 pages) conducted during the fellowship years
    4. Teaching statement (1-3 pages) describing your teaching philosophy and focus
    5. 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
    6. One writing sample (e.g., book chapter, chapter from your dissertation; journal article; work under review; or work in progress)
    7. 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 aces@tamu.edu if you have any questions related to eligibility, technical issues with the application, or program details.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    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.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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