The University of California at Santa Barbara Black Studies Department is seeking an active researcher and teacher in the area of African American cultural history for a full-time, one year Visiting Assistant or Visiting Associate Professorship with the possibility of a second year extension.  The successful candidate would teach a variety of courses in African American history, on such topics as race and racism, comparative social movements, Black musical genres, spatial analysis, and the Black experience in Southern California.  The selected scholar will also have the opportunity to mentor doctoral students who are pursuing a Black Studies Emphasis in the department.  The teaching load is 2/2/1, over the course of 3 quarters.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teachings and service. 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, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, a published writing sample, and 3 letters of recommendation by September 17, 2015. Apply online at: Candidates must have their doctoral degrees by the above date.

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