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Applications now open for CBSR Postdoctoral Scholar

Position available: CBSR postdoctoral scholar
Seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Sciences with a focus in Black Studies


Postdoctoral Scholar in Social Sciences with a focus specifically in Black Studies

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in Social Sciences with a focus on Black Studies. The research may include the fields of psychology, education, sociology, communication studies, anthropology, and data science as it applies to social sciences and other social science disciplines and fields. 25% of the Fellowship is devoted to developing the Center’s programs, which may involve mentoring undergraduate research fellows. The fellowship will provide a salary based on the candidate’s qualifications. Research and travel allowance may be provided. Health insurance will be provided. This position is a 12-month appointment beginning September 2019, with a possibility of 2nd year, upon evaluation.

Basic qualifications

Applicants must have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D., except for the dissertation, in a Social Sciences interdisciplinary field (e.g., psychology, education, anthropology, data science, information science, sociology) at the time of application.

Additional qualifications

  • Ph.D. conferral by August 31, 2019
  • Research in at least one of the following areas, data science, Black/African American Studies, African Diaspora.

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge or experience in quantitative methodologies.
  • Ability to interact and work collaboratively
  • Ability to work with undergraduates
  • Ability to work independently

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests and experiences; Curriculum Vitae; a writing sample (dissertation chapter, refereed journal article, refereed conference proceeding; and three references (contact information only) via the online application.


Applications received by 06/15/2019 will be given primary consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.
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.