African American Studies Junior Faculty Position at UCLA

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of African American Studies invites applications for a junior faculty appointment at the level of Assistant or advanced Assistant Professor.

Ph.D. or equivalent is required by date of hire. Candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in African American Studies, History, Law, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Public Health, Education, Public Affairs, Philosophy, Theater, Film, Literature, Humanities, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or related fields are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates who are working transnationally, including on Africa and diaspora and whose scholarship and engagements are interdisciplinary. Qualifications include an exceptional scholarly research and publication record, an outstanding teaching record, and experience with interdisciplinary instructional programs, which may include positions of leadership. The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

An interdisciplinary instructional program in African American Studies was established at UCLA in 1974. The program achieved departmental status during the 2013-14 academic year. The department maintains both BA and MA degree programs, and offers a joint MA/JD program with the UCLA School of Law. For additional information about the department, please go to:

Applicants must apply online at: The position will remain open until filled.

Salary is commensurate upon qualifications and experience. The anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2019.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &; Affirmative Action Policy.

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