NOTE: this position is also posted at Ethnic Studies 2014-2015

Department of Black Studies Chair Search - UC Santa Barbara

The University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) invites applications for Chair of the Department of Black Studies in the College of Letters and Sciences. The appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

Consistent with UCSB’s membership in the American Association of Universities, the successful candidate must have a nationally impactful research and publication record. Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Black Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental Studies, or a related discipline. The Department is especially interested in candidates from the social sciences, but welcomes applicants from outside of social science fields. Additionally, successful candidates must have a proven track record or a strong interest in departmental administration and program development, as well as a willingness to develop new initiatives while maintaining current departmental research ane Program. The Chair position is subject to renewal on a three-year basis, pending review of the candidate’s performance. Salaryd teaching strengths. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of outstanding teaching and by extension, have a commitment to undergraduate education. The department welcomes candidates interested in expanding the department’s recently approved Doctoral Emphasis Certificat is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Fringe benefits include research funding, medical and dental benefits, housing benefits and incoming travel allowance for the eligible appointee.

Applicants must apply online at:

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2015 and continue until the post is filled.  Potential candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

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

BLST 2015-16 Chair Search Poster

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