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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Department of Black Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 13th, 2017
Last review date: January 8th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
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.


The Department of Black Studies ( at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.

Successful candidates may have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Public Policy, Public Health, Geography, History, African Diaspora Studies, Global Studies, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Architecture, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Economics, Political Science, Education or related disciplines. We welcome applications from all subfields, but especially encourage social scientist to apply, and we acknowledge interests in strengthening our expertise in environmental justice; race, STEM, and bioscience; global/political theory; cultural studies (art/music/literature/social media). The candidate's orientation to teaching and research should correspond with the Black Studies Department’s universal investment in social justice. A Ph.D. degree in a relevant field is preferred. Ph.D. candidates who expect degree completion by the anticipated start date of July 1, 2018 may apply, but any offer is contingent upon the Ph.D. being conferred before the candidate's start date.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. We will have preference for candidates with publication(s) in peer review journals, higher education teaching experience and evidence of success in that experience, commitment to departmental service.

Application materials must be submitted online. A cover letter highlighting qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, relevant teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the appropriate sections of the application website:

Questions should be directed to the Department of Black Studies Business Officer, Ashley Thompson, at

For primary consideration, all application materials must be received by January 8, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the post is 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.

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Santa Barbara, CA

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