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Economic Disparities

Recruitment Period

Open September 11th, 2013 through November 1st, 2013


The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a faculty position (tenure-track) related to Economic Disparities, with a start date of July 1, 2014. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the start date. We are especially interested in scholars who investigate economic disparities, with a focus on spatial dimensions of economic disparities, geographies of inequity, African American communities or the African diaspora, or other underrepresented minority communities, either domestically or internationally. The successful candidate will have a program of research that bears on pressing social problems, including but not limited to the urban landscape, health disparities, labor markets, inequality, housing markets, immigration, global labor flows, gendering and marginality, or environmental inequities. The successful candidate will participate in the university’s multidisciplinary and collaborative initiative to understand and alleviate economic disparities, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. We are especially interested in scholars who would join the Department of Geography and/or the Department of African American Studies, depending on interest and expertise. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as geography, African American studies, economics, public policy, political science, demography, sociology, anthropology, or planning. Applicants may read about the Hass Diversity Research Initiative and the Economic Disparities Cluster at the website: http://diversity.berkeley.edu/haas-institute

Preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated the potential to make significant research contributions, who have a clear interest in teaching, and who show potential to contribute to the Economic Disparities Cluster within the Haas Center for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Applications must include a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of reference, and three significant writing samples. All letters 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 on confidentiality, found at www.chance.berkeley.edu/apo/evallotr.html. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly urged to apply. The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Questions can be directed to nat@berkeley.edu and include “Economic Disparities Search” in the subject line.

The University of California, Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs accompanying partners and spouses, please contact the CALcierge office at calcierge@berkeley.edu or visit calcierge.berkeley.edu




3 letters of reference required