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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Black Politics and Black Study

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open date: March 4th, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 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: Friday, Jul 1, 2022 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 Political Science of the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Black Politics. The ideal candidate will be firmly grounded in both political science and Black study, as the position is intended to be jointly appointed with UCR’s planned new Department of Black Study.

Sub-field specialization is open and we welcome strong candidates whose research and teaching addresses any substantive area of Black Politics (within or outside the U.S. context). We are open to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The successful candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and have a record or promise of research publication. Ph.D. is required at time of appointment; candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered. Appointment level and salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2022. Minimum basic qualification (must be met by time of application).

The UCR faculty building a Department of Black Study envision and seek to practice Black Study as a fundamentally collaborative, relational, intersectional, as well as transformative endeavor that is theoretically, methodologically, and epistemically hybrid. Black Study draws from radical, revolutionary, abolitionist Black feminist, queer, transgender epistemologies rooted in historical and contemporary archives of collective knowledge. Specifically, Black Study, as a verb rather than a noun, stresses activities that are corporal and theoretical, practical and speculative, that are conducted collectively.

Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter of interest that describes their research and training, CV, writing samples, teaching evidence/evaluations, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and 3 letters of reference. Only completed applications that include the letters of reference may be reviewed by the committee.

Review of Applications will begin on May 4, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting materials received by May 4, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Faculty in the University of California are expected to engage in research, teaching and service. Typical course load is four classes over the academic year.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systems.)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. is required at time of appointment; candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered.

Preferred qualifications

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter of Interest - Cover letter of interest that describes your research and training

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Teaching Evidence / Teaching Evaluations

  • Writing Sample

  • optional /additional Teaching Evidence / Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • optional /additional Teaching Evidence / Teaching (Optional)

  • optional additional Writing Sample (Optional)

  • optional additional Writing Sample (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

3 letters of reference are required. Confidential Letters are solicited via the AP Recruit System Only – Applicant inserts reference names and solicits references from within AP Recruit at time of application. Only completed applications that include the letters of reference may be reviewed by the committee.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01554

Help contact: christina.gnuschke@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA