2022-23 AY Dissertation Fellowship – Department of Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara


Full description here 2022-23AY Dissertation Scholar Search – Department of Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara

The Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two Dissertation Fellowship Scholars for the academic year 2022-23. We seek Dissertation Scholars working in Interdisciplinary, Social Science, Humanities, and STEM disciplines whose research focus is specifically situated within Black Studies. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and teaching. International applicants are welcome to apply.

The nine-month fellowship begins fall quarter of the 2022-23 academic year and scholars are required to be in residence the entire fellowship period, during which time scholars are expected to complete their dissertation. The fellowship award is $42,000. Dissertation Scholars will teach one undergraduate course and present one public lecture.

Dissertation Scholars will have the option to rent an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment in Graduate Student Housing.

The positions will remain open until filled.

Questions may be directed to Theresa Rodriguez, at theresarodriguez@ucsb.edu.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualified applicants must be on track to advance to candidacy (ABD) by 7-01-22 in a Ph.D. program at an accredited university.

Preferred qualifications

The Department of Black Studies seeks Dissertation Scholars working in Interdisciplinary, Social Science, Humanities, and STEM disciplines with a focus in Black Studies, including American Studies, African/African Diaspora Studies, Anthropology, Art & Art History, Biological Sciences, Communication, Demography, Education, English, Environmental Justice, Feminist/Women’s Studies, Film & Theater Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Geography, History, Literature, Music/Musicology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, and Urban Studies.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Dissertation Synopsis: Three (3) to four (4) pages
  • Dissertation Chapter: One complete chapter from your dissertation

Reference requirements

  • 3-4 letters of reference required

Applicants must arrange for one letter of reference from the dissertation chair and two additional letters to be uploaded on their behalf by referees to the application.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02175

Help contact: theresarodriguez@ucsb.edu


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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