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

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 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 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.


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 Global Languages & Cultures (GLAC). The department brings together faculty with research and teaching expertise in linguistic, cultural, literary, language, and media studies. We have dynamic faculty and curricula in the areas of Hispanic Studies, Modern Languages, Classics, Religious Studies, Africana Studies, and Global Studies. Languages taught include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, ancient Greek, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The department is dedicated to fostering cultural understanding and global engagement through the discovery, dissemination, and translation of knowledge, and is at the forefront of university efforts to prepare students for a globally interconnected future and to educate global citizens and future leaders.

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

  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 if you have any questions related to eligibility, technical issues with the application, or program details.

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