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The Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The Department is looking for individuals with particular emphasis in the area of Global Race/Ethnicity and Inequality.


The UCSB Global Studies Department accepts candidates with background in the social sciences, humanities, or interdisciplinary fields, and emphasizes transregional or multiregional case studies and approaches. Topics of interest in this search might include the global construction and dissemination of racialized and ethnic inequality; comparative history of political/social/economic inequalities linked to race and ethnicity; intersectional critiques of global inequality; global racialization of poverty and racialization of other global socioeconomic processes such as labor, migration, and environmental injustice. We are particularly interested in candidates with transregional approaches to race/ethnicity with expertise in Africa and/or the Middle East, or in comparative studies between one of those world areas and other regions.

Responsibilities of faculty members generally include the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality, teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in a related field at the time of application, with the PhD conferred by the anticipated appointment start date. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. Preferred candidates should include evidence of at least five years of study in Global Race/Ethnicity and Inequality and a publication record that employs an interdisciplinary framework. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within the Department of Global Studies and the Division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
• Cover letter (detailing your research interests, teaching philosophy and experience, and professional activities)
• Curriculum vitae
• Writing sample (25-30 page maximum)
• Two sample syllabi (as one merged PDF)
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity (optional)
• Applicants will need to arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website
• Other optional documents can include: Statement of Research or Statement of Teaching

We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

Applications received by NOVEMBER 1, 2019 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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