Center for Black Studies Research Postdoc

University of California Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

ID: 7077569
Posted: April 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for two postdoctoral researcher positions for the academic year 2021-22. The research areas for the 2021 year specifically focuses 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. This position is a 12-month appointment beginning July 1, 2021 with a possibility of 2nd year appointment, upon evaluation.

Basic qualifications:
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:
Ph.D. conferral by June 15, 2021
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

Applicants must submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences; Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample (dissertation chapter); and three references (contact information only) via the online application.

Applications received by April 15, 2021, will be given primary consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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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