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The Department of Black Studies (www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu) invites applications for a full time, ladder-rank, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (without tenure) in Black Urban Studies to start July 1, 2013.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or supply evidence that all requirements for the degree will be completed by October 1, 2013.

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 seek a researcher with an expertise in the experiences of Blacks in cities with a particular focus on the impact of the urban environment on space, health, economics, social organization, population, policy, etc. The research should correspond with the Black Studies Department’s universal investment in social justice. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose research engages with and takes seriously alternative systems of urban community formation and the global Black Metropolis.

The Department of Black Studies is a freestanding interdisciplinary department in the Division of Social Sciences at UCSB with a robust undergraduate program and a new doctoral studies emphasis in collaboration with the UCSB Gevirtz School of Education and Departments of History, Sociology, and Chicano and Chicana Studies. The faculty is drawn from the arts, humanities, social sciences and education.

Send applications to: George Lipsitz, Chair, Black Urban Studies Search, Department of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 93106-3150. Paper submission of the application is required and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, evidence of teaching experience, a non-returnable writing sample that is article or chapter length, and the names and complete contact information for three references (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers). All application materials must be postmarked by November 15, 2012. Review will begin immediately.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an EO/AA employer.

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