Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Social Welfare, Black Life, and Racial Justice

Requisition Number: JPF06275 jeid-316e6931269e374e94dc28ffb7a2bad8 The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For thecomplete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmativeaction policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative ActionPolicy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Social Welfare, Black Life, andRacial JusticeUniversity of California Los Angeles The Department of Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School ofPublic Affairs seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at therank of Assistant Professor in the area of Social Welfare, BlackLife, and Racial Justice. This search is a partnership between theDepartment of Social Welfare and the Ralph J. Bunche Center forAfrican American Studies as part of the campus-wide effort to riseto the challenge of racial and social justice at UCLA, sponsored bythe Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor& Provost.We seek a scholar who studies the U.S. Black experience and whoseresearch and teaching has direct relevance for social welfarepolicy, practice and/or theory. In particular, we wish to recruit ascholar whose research focuses on one or more of the followingareas: the impact of policing and criminal justice policies onBlack communities, the welfare state and the impact of welfare andother social programs and economic policies on Black families,economic and community development in relation to Blackneighborhoods; Black health and wellness. We are especiallyinterested in a scholar who brings a critical perspective toresearch, teaching, and service — including but not limited toBlack feminism, abolitionism, critical race theory, Black diasporicstudies, Black history — and whose work has the potential todismantle systems of anti-Blackness and white supremacy and advanceracial justice policies and practices.Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Social Welfare, African AmericanStudies, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Gender Studies,History, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, or a relatedsocial science discipline, have a robust research agenda, and beprepared to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate,Master’s, and Ph.D. levels. A MSW degree is welcomed but notrequired.Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, CV, a researchstatement of less than 500 words highlighting scholarlycontributions of recent research and plans for the near future, onepublication or writing sample, a teaching statement of less than500 words outlining teaching experience and philosophy, a statementthat addresses past and/or potential contributions to equity,diversity, and inclusion, and three references. In such material,we hope to see evidence of a career trajectory with robustpotential for scholarship and teaching, a demonstrated commitmentto Black studies and racial justice, and an active interest insharing such scholarship and/or working with Black communities,movements and community organizations.The Department of Social Welfare currently hosts 19tenured/tenure-track faculty, 4 adjunct faculty, and 6 full-timeField Education faculty. It serves approximately 200 MSW studentsand 40 doctoral students. Department faculty also teachundergraduate students in the Luskin School’s major in PublicAffairs. The Department has a proven track record of social andracial justice pedagogy. Most recently, in collaboration with theUCLA Luskin Black Caucus, students and faculty in the departmenthave created, and are now implementing, an Action Plan to AddressAnti-Blackness and Racism.The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is an interdisciplinaryschool with highly ranked departments of Urban Planning and PublicPolicy. All faculty in the Luskin School of Public Affairs(including the Departments of Social Welfare, Urban Planning, andPublic Policy) have opportunities to participate in current schoolinitiatives in race, class, and inequality; global public affairs;digital technologies and data science; environment; and inequalityand democracy. This position joins two other recently filledpositions in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs concernedwith Black life and the Black experience: Critical Black Urbanismin the Department of Urban Planning and the Black Americanexperience in the Department of Public Policy. Faculty in theschool and department have ongoing collaborations with ethnicstudies departments and centers at UCLA. We expect that the facultymember who holds this position will benefit from, and strengthen,existing linkages to the Ralph J. Bunche Center for AfricanAmerican Studies, the Department of African American Studies, andother relevant units.UCLA offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages,including a housing assistance program for new faculty members. TheUniversity of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverseworkforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people ofCalifornia, to maintain the excellence of the University, and tooffer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, andways of knowing and learning.The expected start date is July 1, 2022. All materials must besubmitted via UCLA Academic Recruit by October 1, 2021, to beguaranteed full consideration. Questions about the search should bedirected to Professor Ananya Roy, chair of the search committee:[email protected] University of California is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For thecomplete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmativeaction policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative ActionPolicy To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06275 read more