Job Details

University of California Santa Barbara
  • Position Number: 4856708
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Ethnic & Multicultural Studies

2024-25AY Dissertation Scholar Search - Department of Black Studies, University of California in Santa Barbara

University of California Santa Barbara

Position overview
Position title: Academic Misc. TC:3999 Salary range: 42,000 Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: 07/01/2024 Position duration: 12 months Application Window

Open date: December 8, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 22, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 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.

Position description

The Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two Dissertation Fellowship Scholars for the academic year 2024-25. We seek Dissertation Scholars working in Interdisciplinary, Social Science, Humanities, and STEM disciplines whose research focus is specifically situated within Black Studies. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and teaching. International applicants are welcome to apply.

The nine-month fellowship begins fall quarter of the 2024-25 academic year and scholars are required to be in residence the entire fellowship period, during which time scholars are expected to complete their dissertation. The fellowship award is $42,000. Dissertation Scholars will teach one undergraduate course and present one public lecture.

Dissertation Scholars will have the option to rent an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment in Graduate Student Housing.

The positions will remain open until filled.

Questions may be directed to Theresa Rodriguez, at



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualified applicants must be on track to advance to candidacy (ABD) by 7-01-2024 in a Ph.D. program at an accredited university.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Dissertation Synopsis: Three (3) to four (4) pages
  • Dissertation Chapter - One complete chapter from your dissertation.
Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required

Applicants must arrange for one letter of reference from the dissertation chair and two additional letters to be uploaded on their behalf by referees to the application.
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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 Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
Job location
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