Postdoctoral Scholar in Black Studies

Application Deadline: 15 June 2018

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies. 25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center’s programs and mentoring undergraduate research. The fellowship will provide salary based on the candidate’s qualifications. Research and travel allowance, and health insurance will be provided. 12-month position to begin August 2018, with possibility of 2nd year, upon evaluation. The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.

Basic qualifications:
Research in at least one area specializing in Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies. The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation (ABD status) in Black Studies or a related field, at the time of application. Ph.D. conferral must be expected by July 31, 2018.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with student research mentoring, engaged scholarship, or public scholarship.

Applicants must submit the following documents: 

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – Indicate research interests and experiences with engaged scholarship, public scholarship and student research mentoring
  • Three letters of reference – Submitted by letter writers
  • Writing Sample – Article-length or dissertation chapter (10 mb max.)
  • Writing Sample (overflow) – Article-length or dissertation chapter (overflow) (Optional)
  • Three letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Professor Nadege Clitandre, Search Committee Chair, via online site
    https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01242

Submit a completed application by 5/15/2018 for primary consideration.

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.

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

 

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