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North Hall Chair

Application Window

Open date: February 24th, 2021

Last review date: Thursday, Apr 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jul 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Sociology North Hall Chair

The Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks to hire an outstanding scholar whose research and scholarship focuses on the structures of and resistance to anti-Black racism in American society for an endowed chair position with an effective date of July 1, 2021. For Primary consideration apply by April 1. The chair is part of a cluster hire that began with four endowed North Hall chairs established as a result of Black student protest and will be expanded to include additional positions in the Division of Social Sciences. The North Hall cluster is intended to bring to campus faculty with outstanding records of achievement whose research will diversify and strengthen our present scholarship on knowledge, traditions, and activism in the Black World.

All areas of research specialization will be considered, although we are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on social movements and diverse forms of anti-racist activism; the impact of race, class, and gender on health inequalities; and environmental racism. The Chair would join a vibrant faculty in the department and across the campus that has produced foundational work over the past half century on intersectionality, critical race theory, Black feminism, Black queer and trans studies, the Black radical tradition, and the civil rights movement. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a sustained commitment to public and university service that addresses the needs of historically marginalized racial groups in the U.S., and to scholars with demonstrated mentoring records that support the academic aspirations of Black undergraduate and graduate students.

This appointment will be made to an outstanding scholar at the full or associate rank, and the North Hall Chair will support the scholarly and programmatic activities of the faculty member. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publication, teaching, student mentorship, and professional and public service. In order to be considered qualified, applicants must currently hold an associate or full professor or equivalent title and a PhD in sociology or a related social science discipline at time of application.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, and statements on research, and on teaching, a diversity statement, and provide a minimum of three and maximum of five references (contact information only). Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by the primary consideration date of April 1, 2021 via; UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01936. The position is open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Samples of recent publications

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)