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2021-22 AY Department of Black Studies Lecturer Pool

Application Window

Open date: February 26th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Mar 12, 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: Sunday, Oct 31, 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

The Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers for the 2021 academic year. The number of positions and desired thematic areas vary, depending on the needs of the department each quarter. Salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends on qualifications. Review of applications will begin March 12, 2021 and will remain open until October 31, 2021

The minimum qualifications for successful applicants include holding a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences/Humanities in fields related to Black Studies, with a minimum of one year teaching experience at the university level and evidence of a previous record in teaching Black Studies courses. Preferred candidates will have teaching and research foci in the following areas: African American History, African History, African & African American music, African & African American Literature, History of Enslavement, Urban Studies, Black Radical Tradition, Environmental Justice, Housing and Public Policy, Prison Industrial Complex, Black Film Studies, Queer Studies, Black Feminist & Women’s Studies, Racism and Science, U.S. Civil Rights Movement, Caribbean Studies, and intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality in African/Caribbean/African-American or Diasporic Studies.

We will only review complete applications, which must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, relevant teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and three letters of reference.

To apply, please go to the following link for UC Recruit (No fax or e-mail submissions accepted):
Please note: A Lecturer Pool search does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time. If the pool closes and you would like to be considered for a position when the pool is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

For a complete listing of our courses, please go to:

The Department 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.

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 Veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Relevant Teaching Evaluations

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Sample Syllabi

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required

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