University of California Santa Barbara — Assistant Professor of Anti-Black Racism and Resistance


Assistant Professor in Anti-Black Racism and Resistance

POSITION OVERVIEW
Position title: Assistant Professor
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2021
Position duration: tenure track
APPLICATION WINDOW
Open date: April 30th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jun 28, 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 Sociology Department at the University of California seeks to hire an outstanding scholar whose research and teaching focuses on the structures of and resistance to the persistence and consequences of anti-Black racism in America and/or globally for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an effective date of July 1, 2021. This appointment 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. This cluster is intended to bring to campus faculty with outstanding records of achievement whose research will diversify and strengthen our present scholarship on social justice, knowledge traditions, and anti-racist activism in Black worlds.

All areas of research specialization will be considered, although special consideration will be given to 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. This hire would join a vibrant intellectual community 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, movements for Black liberation, and the Black radical tradition.

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.
The position is open until filled.

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Sociology or a related field at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
PhD must be conferred by the anticipated appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications
Applicant's research and scholarship should focus on the structures of and resistance to the persistence and consequences of anti-Black racism in the U.S. and/or global society.

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.

Active research program as demonstrated through publication in peer reviewed journal articles and/or books. All areas of research specialization will be considered, although we are particularly interested in candidates with outstanding records of achievement 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.

Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publication, teaching, and professional and public service.

Demonstrated promise of excellence in teaching (Demonstrable via letters of reference, qualitative or quantitative evaluations (if available), and/or via interview process).

Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity.

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

Writing Samples

Reference requirements
3-5 letters of reference required
Applicants will need to arrange for a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01983
Help contact: cgorgita@soc.ucsb.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

JOB LOCATION
Santa Barbara CA

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