Assistant Professor, African American, African Diasporic, and/or African Studies
African American and African Studies, University of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
October 7, 2022
Post date: August 23, 2022

The University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American, African Diasporic, and/or African Studies to begin July 1, 2023. Research fields within African American, African Diasporic, and/or African studies should address one or more of the following areas: a) Agriculture and Environment, including but not limited to Black Geographies and ecologies; Race and Environmental Justice; Race and Agricultural Production; Race and Food Studies; b) Science and Technology Studies, including but not limited to intersections of science, technology, and race; Afrofuturism; digital media; technology politics; bioethics; c) Legal studies, including but not limited to Critical Legal Studies; Comparative Law and Society; Africana Political Thought; the intersection of intellectual property and black/African Diasporic culture, media, and knowledge-production; d) Medicine, including but not limited to Racism in Medicine; Medical/Biomedical Ethics; Health Disparities. The successful candidate should complement the strengths and goals of the African American and African Studies Department at UC Davis. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field.

We seek a scholar with an innovative publication profile or with a strong promise of scholarly productivity, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should possess a promise of or commitment to departmental/university collaboration as appropriate to rank. A record of publication is preferred, appropriate to rank.

Our department is multidisciplinary, with strengths in the humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences. We offer an undergraduate major and minor as well as a graduate Designated Emphasis. Faculty can also seek affiliation with a number of graduate groups within the College.


Application Instructions 

Interested candidates should submit an application that includes an application letter, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, a 20- to 30-page writing sample from recent research (preferably published or under contract with a publisher) as PDF or MS Word compatible files, copies of syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries from 3 recent courses, a statement of contributions to diversity, and 3 letters of recommendation. Candidates should submit application packet through the Recruit online portal at:

Review of applications begins on October 7, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of California, Davis, and the African American and African Studies Department are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/equal opportunity employer.

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Review Begins: 
October 7, 2022

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