2019-20 Department of Black Studies Dissertation Scholar

The Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two dissertation fellowship scholars for the academic year 2019-20. Applicants must be advanced to candidacy at an accredited university. International applicants are welcome to apply. We are interested in scholars whose research focuses on intersections of race, class, gender or sexuality in African/Caribbean/African-American or Diasporic Studies.

The nine-month fellowship begins fall quarter of the 2019-20 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 grant is $27,000. Dissertation scholars will teach one undergraduate course and present one public lecture. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Application materials must be submitted online and must be complete to be considered. Upload your application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3-4 page detailed description of the dissertation project, writing sample (approximately 25-35 pages, preferably a dissertation chapter), and arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded on your behalf to the application website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01437. Applications completed on or before April 15, 2019 will receive primary consideration, although the positions will remain open until filled. No fax or e-mail submissions will be accepted.

Questions may be directed to the Department of Black Studies Chair, Vilna Bashi Treitler, at VBashiTreitler@blackstudies.ucsb.edu

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.


Black Studies ABD Fellowship Application Form 2019-2020