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Job: Assistant Professor in African American History

The Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in twentieth-century African American history, to begin July 1, 2023. We welcome applications from scholars who research any aspect of the African-American experience in the twentieth century, with a preference for candidates who focus on one or more of the following: gender, culture, social life, social movements, environment, identity, and community. We are especially interested in candidates who engage African American history in a transnational frame. We are also interested in candidates whose work connects with scholars of comparative race and ethnicity and African and African-diaspora history in our department and with scholars in UCSB’s Department of Black Studies. The department seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, professional activity, and service. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum. For more information about our department, please visit our website at: https://www.history.ucsb.edu/.

Applicants should submit a cover letter discussing current and future research and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae; one writing sample; statement of contributions to diversity, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit (https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02338). This position is open until filled. Primary consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 28, 2022. Please address inquiries to Ryan Kelley, History Academic Personnel and Finance Manager, at ryankelley@hfa.ucsb.edu.

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.