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Associate/Full Professor - Anti-Black Racism and Social Inclusion Cluster - Berkeley Social Welfare
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 14, 2023
Title Associate/Full Professor - Anti-Black Racism and Social Inclusion Cluster - Berkeley Social Welfare
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 03/31/2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Ethnic/Multicultural Studies

Associate/Full Professor - Anti-Black Racism and Social Inclusion Cluster - Berkeley Social Welfare

Position overview
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position The base salary range, from the salary table, for this position is $88,300-$188,400. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window
Open November 4, 2022 through Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for one tenured (Associate or Full Professor) to join the School of Social Welfare, with an affiliation with the Department of Ethnic Studies. The hire will be a part of a multi-year hiring initiative in "Anti-Black Racism and Social Inclusion." Successful candidates will join a dynamic cluster of scholars at UC-Berkeley who are addressing anti-blackness across a range of institutions and from diverse disciplinary approaches.

UC Berkeley is committed to building a community of scholars whose work contributes to contemporary efforts to strengthen democratic structures that are currently in crisis (e.g., through the suppression of voting rights; hyper-criminalization; persistent wealth inequality; highly segregated schools, and approaches to crime control). The Anti-Black Racism and Social Inclusion hiring initiative centers anti-blackness as a central organizing feature of social and political institutions in the US and globally, and as an expansive conceptual framework that draws attention to the systems and structures that delimit Black lives and enables us to interrogate how anti-blackness functions across and within racial/ethnic groups. We seek a scholar who is a leading voice in conversations on anti-blackness as it relates to outcomes in various social domains and who possess a demonstrated commitment to advancing anti-racism both inside and outside the academy, whether in the United States or internationally.

This initiative is especially interested in applicants whose research can contribute to theoretical, conceptual, and empirical understandings of how social institutions can provide for the safety and well-being of a diverse group of people in a democratic society as it reckons with its roots in racism, anti-blackness and white supremacy. We invite applicants with interdisciplinary expertise in critical epistemologies, like critical race theory, and the Black intellectual and Black feminist traditions. We also invite applicants whose scholarly experience includes a demonstrated commitment to this research arc and to teaching/mentoring, service, practice and public intellectualism/partnerships along these lines.

The School of Social Welfare seeks a senior (Associate or Full) Professor committed to multi-level research and scholarship that is attuned to professional practice in areas that center Anti-Black Racism, Social Inclusion, structural intersectionality and critical epistemologies and also prioritizes a focus on social justice and structural change within and across social services, institutions, communities, families, and individuals. The scholar may focus on anti-blackness in the US and the African Diaspora: abolition studies, critical race approaches to data science and mapping, anti-racism and anti-blackness, racial capitalism, trans/queer/feminist theory, and critical disability studies among others.

The School of Social Welfare, the Division of Social Sciences, and the University as a whole, recognizes the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors. We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. UC Berkeley is committed to upholding the university's principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment. Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:

UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We encourage candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, or who have taken time off for family reasons, to apply for this position.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
A PhD or equivalent degree international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
Successful applicants are expected to develop a nationally recognized program and collaborate across disciplines to develop research initiatives related to Anti-Black Racism and Social Inclusion. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential for securing extramural funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. We are particularly interested in scholars with a commitment and track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the realms of research, teaching and/or service.
Also strongly preferred is a MSW degree with at least two years post-MSW experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching - A teaching statement may be requested after the first review of candidates.
  • 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
  • Research paper (Optional)
  • Recent Teaching Evaluations - At least three classes within the past four years, if possible.
  • Teaching Evaluations 2 (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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