The Department of Black Studies (www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu
the University of California Santa Barbara enthusiastically announces a hiring initiative over the next two years. As part of this cluster
initiative, we invite applications for a faculty appointment in Environmental Racism and Justice at the rank of Assistant Professor or
Associate Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.
We welcome applicants from all fields in the Social Sciences
and humanistic social sciences, including African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Economics, Education,
Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, Public Health, Public Policy, Sociology, Urban Planning, and related areas of study. Scholars in STEM
fields aligned with Black Studies are also encouraged to apply.
The Department 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.
Those with publications in peer reviewed journals and academic presses, distinction in higher education teaching and a demonstrated
commitment to departmental service will receive priority. The candidate's orientation to teaching and research should correspond with the
Black Studies Department's universal investment in social justice.
We are interested in hiring a colleague with a research
trajectory that investigates how one or more of the many dimensions of environmental racism and justice impacts the lives of African
Specific areas of expertise may cover a wide range of topics, such as:
- Urban planning: housing
discrimination, inner-cities, white flight, gentrification
- Transnational approaches: international waste disposal, North-South
- Reproductive justice, fertility, stress and life expectancy studies
- Pollution: Air, water, noise and
- Women, children and LGBTQ2+ individuals and environmental discrimination
- Migrant, displaced and refugee
populations and the environment
- Climate crises and natural disasters; social and racial inequalities
- Fair and reparative
distribution of environmental resources
- Equitable land distribution and reform
- Theories of the environment, justice and
- Environmental policy, lawsuits and activism
- Sustainable agriculture: organic farming, community gardens, food
- Health crises, disparities and inequalities
Application materials must be submitted online. A cover letter
highlighting qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, relevant teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, a writing sample of no
more than thirty pages, statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the appropriate
sections of the application website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01976
Questions should be directed to the Department of Black Studies
Administrative Officer, Ashley Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D. required at the time of application. For primary consideration,
all application materials must be received by August 30, 2021. Applications received by August 30, 2021 will be given priority
consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.
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 Veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by
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