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Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. ACES Fellows are afforded access to an invaluable academic and professional development experience that works to advance their career as scholars. It is possible that some ACES Fellows will be hired as tenure-track faculty at the conclusion of the fellowship. ACES 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. 

In recognition of Texas A&M University's Diversity Plan, the ACES Fellows Program is aimed at promoting the research, teaching, and scholarship of early career scholars who embrace the notion that 'diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence' (Texas A&M, Commitment to Diversity). As a Tier 1 research and land-grant institution, Texas A&M upholds its responsibility to accountability, 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. From this experience at Texas A&M, fellows should develop an understanding of the value of diversity and the power that it holds for students, faculty, and staff to enrich their lives.

Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. Applicants should have earned their PhD between January 1, 2015 and July 1, 2019.

The stipend for Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is $56,000 per year plus benefits. 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.

Fellows will receive reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $5,000), a research and travel allowance of $3,000 per year, and a private office. ACES Fellows will teach one course per academic year, thereby benefiting from dedicated research time. Fellows will hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor. A hallmark of the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is the mentoring ACES Fellows will receive, as well as its attention to community-building among ACES Fellows.

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 or department in the College of Liberal Arts. The College of Liberal Arts is home to over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students and approximately 450 faculty members across 12 departments and one interdisciplinary studies unit. Applicants' doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2015 and July 1, 2019. The application for the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is available at 2018 ACES Fellows Application and will require the submission of: 

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV 
  • Proposed scholarly project(s) (3-5 pages) that will be conducted during the fellowship years
  • Statement explaining how your scholarship, teaching, and/or other experiences have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and how that commitment may benefit Texas A&M (NOTE: Diversity service work is not required as part of this fellowship)
  • Two writing samples (e.g., book chapter(s), one chapter from your dissertation, journal article(s), works under review, or works in progress)
  • Contact information for three references

We will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2018. Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is administered by the Office for Diversity at Texas A&M in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts. For any questions related to recruitment, eligibility, technical issues, or program details, please email

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged and will be actively sought. The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.