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University of California Santa Barbara — Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Black Studies Research

Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Black Studies Research

University of California Santa Barbara

Position overview
Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Salary range: The posted UC system-wide salary scales set the minimum pay based on prior months of postdoc service (both domestic and international) before the start of the appointment.
See Table 23 and 23N (Hourly) for experience level minimums. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $60,000- $71,952. Salaries that are higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience level minimum, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: 09/01/2023 or later
Position duration: This is a 24-month position,

Application Window
Open date: March 20, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Apr 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 15, 2023 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 Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to African American Studies, Black Studies, African diaspora, 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 a salary based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Research and travel allowance and health insurance will be provided. The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.Department:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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, Social Sciences, STEM, Health, Humanities or Arts at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Ph.D. conferral by appointment start date.
Research in at least one area specializing in Black Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts & STEM with a focus on Black communities across the African diaspora.Preferred qualifications

  • Experience mentoring student researchers
  • Knowledge and experience in quantitative or qualitative methodologies
  • Ability to interact and work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to work with undergraduates
  • Ability to work independently

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences, including student research mentorship.
  • Writing Sample – An article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter
Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Three letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Professor Sharon Tettegah, Search Committee Chair uploaded by the reference via UC Recruit.
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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.As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
Job location
Santa Barbara, CA

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