Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Tenured Social Science Faculty Position in African Diaspora Studies in the U.S.

Posted: 11/3/2019 (Employment)

The African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Department is searching to hire a tenured social science faculty position in African Diaspora Studies in the United States at the Associate or Full rank. This position will have an affiliation with the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA), a partner unit in The University of Texas at Austin’s Black Studies suite. We seek candidates with a strong research agenda whose work focuses on key issues for reducing racial inequality in the United States. The start date for this position is September 1, 2020. 

A candidate’s research should utilize a combination of strong conceptual foundations and rigorous empirical methods, including but not limited to quantitative and structural or critical race theories. A demonstrated ability to write and secure grants is required; the ability to write policy briefs is a plus. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate interest in and effectiveness at teaching one of the department’s introductory graduate courses, “Black Studies Theory” and “Black Studies Methods.” We welcome candidates with doctorates in any relevant field – including, among others, black studies, critical race studies, ethnic studies, economics, education, political science, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, and geography – with research interests in public health, medical disparities, mass incarceration, the racial wealth gap, demography, urban development, urban studies, environmental justice, and/or geospatial analysis, among others. Demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching and a commitment to diversity and inclusion are essential.

Applicants should submit the following materials: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Writing Samples
  • Contact Information for Three References

Inquiries and other communications may be directed to Jackson Brown at

Applications received by December 1, 2019, will receive full consideration . The search will remain open until the position is filled or closed.

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Location: University of Texas - Austin (Open until filled)