Position Description

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position. The research areas for the year focus specifically on Data Science, any discipline, with an interest in Black Studies and/or Black communities in the African Diaspora (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia/Oceania). Other areas for consideration in data science include all STEM, Social Science and Humanities. Part of the Fellowship (25%) is devoted to developing the Center’s programs, which may involve mentoring undergraduate research fellows. No teaching is required. The fellowship will provide a salary based on the candidate’s qualifications. Research and travel allowance may be provided. Health insurance will be provided.

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

Department: https://cbsr.ucsb.edu/ 

 

Application Window

Open date: March 8th, 2023

Next review date: May 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this day to ensure full consideration by the committee

Final date: May 29th, 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.
 

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D., except for the dissertation (all but dissertation) at the time of application in social sciences, arts, humanities or STEM.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Ph.D. conferral by the start of appointment.
The dissertation must show a research focus in one of the following areas: Black/African American Studies, Black Communities, Health Disparities, Education Disparities, or any focus on the African Diaspora.

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge or experience in quantitative methodologies

  • Ability to interact and work collaboratively

  • Ability to work with undergraduates

  • Ability to work independently

Application Requirements

Document Requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Indicate research interests and experiences.

  • Writing Sample - Dissertation chapter: The dissertation must show a research focus in one of the following areas: Black/African American Studies, Black Communities, Health Disparities, Education Disparities or any focus on the African Diaspora.

  • Writing Sample (additional) - Refereed journal article, or refereed conference proceeding. (Optional)References for applicants who reach the short list stage will be sent solicitations inviting them to provide letters of reference.

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

References for applicants who reach the shortlist stage will be sent solicitations inviting them to provide letters of reference.

Job Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Application is now open. Apply Here.

Help contact: tgoss@ucsb.edu