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Assistant Professor-Comparative Ethnic Studies-Ethnic Studies

Recruitment Period

Open August 28th, 2019 through Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Comparative Ethnic Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor. Fields and areas of specialization are open. The Comparative Ethnic Studies Program pursues intersectional research and teaching about race and Indigeneity through comparative, relational, and transnational frameworks. We seek a scholar fluent in these conceptual frameworks whose potential areas of expertise might include interdisciplinary approaches to digital cultures, labor and migration, the politics of race and space, sexuality studies, environmental justice, and/or philosophy. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses.

The minimum qualification to be considered an applicant for this position is the completion of all PhD or equivalent international degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. The preferred qualification is a PhD or equivalent degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field by the expected start date.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at U.C. Berkeley and in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty position will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

Applications must be received by October 22, 2019. The expected start date is July 1, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please apply to

Letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letters.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Contact Lauren Taylor ( with questions about the application process. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

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:

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • Writing Sample - one single writing sample up to 30 pages in length

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required