The Postdoctoral Fellow is responsible for contributing scholarly work to the respective discipline and TCU through teaching, research, creative activity, and service. This position will participate in research and programming for the TCU Race & Reconciliation Initiative. This residential 9-month fellowship will begin late fall 2020 and is open to individuals who have met all requirements for the doctorate by the position start date.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Supports research initiatives for the Race & Reconciliation Initiative, including conducting archival research and oral histories. 2. Oversees undergraduate and graduate researchers and lead workshops, no assigned teaching is expected. 3. Produces findings that will be used in the Race & Reconciliation Initiatives’ recommendations for restorative justice efforts, including supporting the Fort Worth community’s awareness and understanding of the role of African-Americans in the history of TCU and increasing awareness of TCU’s public narrative through curriculum and workshop development. 4. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• Ph.D. completion no more than 5 years prior to the start date of the role. • Experience in research into U.S. and African American history. • Experience in teaching in traditional, non-traditional, and workshop settings. • Experience with community engagement or restorative justice work.
Preferred Education & Experience:
• Awareness of the growing movement of universities studying slavery and its legacies. • Experience in oral history. • Experience with tools and technologies to record and archive oral histories.
• Knowledge of the tenets of public history. • Skill in all components of Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word, and Outlook. • Skill in Microsoft Windows navigation techniques. • Skill in written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to train others in the use of tools and technologies for oral histories. • Ability to share research findings in a way that makes them accessible and useful to the public. • Ability to analyze and accurately interpret information contained in a variety of data sets. • Ability to accurately document research result. • Ability to compose technical reports. • Ability to maintain and enforce a safe working environment. • Ability to review and make recommendations to improve and streamline processes. • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines. • Ability to consult with external groups and maintain positive relationships.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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