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: https://cbsr.ucsb.edu/

Application Window

We are currently not accepting postdoctoral scholar applications. 
Open date: TBD
Next review date: TBD
Apply by this day to ensure full consideration by the committee. 
Final date: TBD
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. 


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 updates C.V.
·      Cover Letter – Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interest and experiences, including student research mentorship. 
·      Writing sample – An article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter 
Reference Requirements: 
·      3-5 letters of reference required – 3 letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Professor Sharon Tettegah, Search Committee Chair uploaded by the reference via UC Recruit. 
Help contact: kpartidatorres@ucsb.edu