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Accountability, Climate, Equity and Scholarship Faculty Fellow (ACES) (EXPIRED)

College of Liberal Arts, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 91718
Location College Station, Texas, United States
Start date Fall 2022
Job description

Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. ACES Faculty Fellows are hired as Visiting Assistant Professors with the expectation of transitioning to tenure track (pending departmental review) at the end of the fellowship period. For 2021 (with Fellows to begin August 2022), the ACES Faculty Fellows Program is funded by the Office of the Provost, and administered by the Office for Diversity at Texas A&M in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts.

While the Department of Philosophy is eligible to participate in the ACES program, it is not guaranteed a vacancy for a position. (The Department indicates 1 vacancy in the expectation that we may have 1 successful candidate). You can learn more about hte Department of Philosophy at: https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/philosophy/

In recognition of Texas A&M University's Diversity Plan, 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, faculty 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 Tier 1 research and land-grant institution, 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 improved campus climate and equity goals through clear, accessible measures. 

ACES Faculty Fellows are afforded access to invaluable academic and professional development experiences to advance their careers as scholars. The objective is for ACES Faculty Fellows to transition to tenure-track faculty at the conclusion of the fellowship. ACES Faculty Fellows 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 a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. Applicants should have earned their PhD between January 1, 2018 and July 1, 2022. Fellows begin their appointment in fall 2022.
  • Stipend and benefit details are specified in the position descriptions. Benefits including medical, dental, and vision are available. The fellowship period generally begins August 1 and ends on July 31. Start dates are negotiable, but must commence between July 1 and August 10.
  • Faculty Fellows will receive reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $5,000), a research and travel allowance as specified in the position description, and a private office. 
  • ACES Faculty Fellows will teach one course per academic year, thereby benefiting from dedicated research time. Faculty Fellows will hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor. 
  • A hallmark of the Texas A&M University’s ACES Faculty Fellows Program is the mentoring ACES Fellows will receive, as well as its attention to community-building among the ACES network.


Applications are welcome from scholars with a strength in, and evidence of a respect for, diversity and inclusion.

Applicants should have earned their doctoral degrees (PhD) between January 1, 2018 and July 1, 2022.

How to apply
Application type Online
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 November 14, 2021 (deadline extended from 31st October). The application for the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program requires submission of the following online at http://apply.interfolio.com/91718: Your contact information (Name, email, phone number, address, and name of your doctoral-granting institution) Cover letter (1-3 pages) CV Proposal of scholarly project(s) (3-5 pages) that will be conducted during the fellowship years Statement (1-3 pages) explaining how your scholarship, teaching, and/or other experiences have demonstrated a commitment to diversity 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. The website for the College of Liberal Arts is below: https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/ Please note: While there is a single application for the College of Liberal Arts, applicants will select the department(s) that best align(s) with their research and scholarship. Texas A&M University is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Please email ACE[email protected] if you have any questions related to eligibility, technical issues with the application, or program details.
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/91718
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 14, 2021, 10:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://diversity.tamu.edu/
Contact name Clare Palmer
Contact email
Contact phone (979) 845-5660
Time created September 29, 2021, 6:27pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 14, 2021, 10:59pm CST
Expired on November 15, 2021, 11:46pm CST
Last updated November 16, 2021, 5:46am UTC
Last update notification
The application deadline has been extended by two weeks from October 31st to November 14th.
October 17, 2021, 4:13pm UTC

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