Assistant Professor, African American & African Studies
University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
September 30, 2019
Post date: August 1, 2019

The University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American Studies to begin July 1, 2020. Disciplinary field and specialization within Social Sciences are open, although preference will be given to candidates working in comparative and applied social sciences and policy. The successful candidate should complement the strengths and goals of the African American and African Studies Department at UC Davis. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field.

We seek a scholar with an innovative publication profile or with a strong promise of scholarly productivity, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should possess a promise of or commitment to departmental/university collaboration as appropriate to rank. A record of publication is preferred, appropriate to rank.

Our department is multidisciplinary, with strengths in the humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences. We offer an undergraduate major and minor as well as a graduate Designated Emphasis. Faculty can also seek affiliation with a number of graduate groups within the College.

Application Instructions 

Interested candidates should submit an application that includes a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, a 20- to 30-page writing sample from recent research (preferably published or under contract with a publisher) as PDF or MS Word compatible files, copies of syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries from 3 recent courses, a statement of contributions to diversity, and 3 letters of recommendation. Candidates should submit the application packet through the Recruit online portal at:

For full consideration applications should be completed by September 30, 2019. The position is open until filled.

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