The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on research related to Black Studies, African diaspora, Haitian studies, social movements, engaged scholarship, or urban studies. 25% of the fellowship is devoted to developing the Center’s Engaged Scholarship initiative and mentoring undergraduate research. No teaching is required. Ph.D. must be received by June 30, 2016. The fellowship will provide a $45,000 annual stipend, $5,000 annual research and travel allowance, and health insurance. 12-month position, to begin July 1, 2016, with possibility of 2nd year, upon evaluation. The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences with engaged scholarship (broadly conceived as public scholarship, applied research, activist research, community engagement), CV, an article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter, and two letters of reference (submitted by letter writers) to Diane Fujino, CBSR Director via online site


Apply by 03/1/16; thereafter, 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 veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.